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19 July 2013

Oaktree, Centerbridge ask regulators to look into Billabong refinancing deal

surfing_sq Oaktree Capital Management and Centerbridge Partners have asked Australian regulators to look into surfwear group Billabong’s A$395m refinancing deal with private equity firm Altamont Capital Partners.

16 July 2013

Billabong agrees A$395m refinancing deal with Altamont

surfing2_sq Embattled Australian surfwear group Billabong has secured a A$395m refinancing deal from private equity firm Altamont, which will see it dispose of its DaKine clothing brand.

12 July 2013

Riverside makes first New Zealand investment with Simcro acquisition

Global mid-market private equity firm the Riverside Company has made its first investment in New Zealand with the acquisition of a controlling stake in animal drug delivery company Simcro.

4 July 2013

MBK Partners nears $2.6bn hard cap for biggest-ever buyout fund

S Asia-Pacific focused buyout house MBK Partners is reportedly nearing the $2.6bn hard cap for its biggest-ever buyout fund thanks to massive oversubscription.

4 July 2013

AMP Capital acquires 42% stake in New Zealand’s Powerco

Australian fund manager AMP Capital has agreed to acquire Brookfield Infrastructure Partners’ 42 per cent stake in New Zealand-based electricity and gas distribution business Powerco for NZ$525m.

4 July 2013

TPG to make final bid for SingTel’s Optus, KKR and Carlyle drop out

A consortium that includes buyout majors TPG and Blackstone has reportedly been shortlisted for the final round of bidding for Singapore Telecommunications’ Australian satellite unit.

3 July 2013

Anacacia Capital exits Australian baby food company Rafferty’s Garden to PZ Cussons

Australian private equity firm Anacacia Capital has sold baby food company Rafferty’s Garden to UK consumer goods group PZ Cussons for £42.2m.

2 July 2013

Advent Private Capital closes sixth fund on $200m

Australian private equity firm Advent Private Capital has collected A$200m ($183.7m) for its sixth fund, falling well short of its original A$400m target.

1 July 2013

New Zealand Superannuation Fund cornerstones Pioneer Capital

The New Zealand Superannuation Fund has committed NZ$40m to a new expansion capital fund managed by Auckland-based Pioneer Capital.

26 June 2013

TPG involved in two first round bids for SingTel’s Australian unit

Private equity firm TPG has reportedly participated in two first round bids for Singapore Telecom’s Australian unit Optus, which is valued at A$2bn ($1.9bn).

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