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8 August 2013

Archer Capital reduces management fee on A$1.5bn buyout fund

Australian private equity firm Archer Capital has reportedly temporarily reduced the management fee on its $1.5bn fifth fund, which is taking longer than expected to invest.

1 August 2013

Special situations investor Clearlake buys Futuris Automotive from Australian agri company Elders

Special situations-focused investment firm Clearlake Capital Group has agreed to acquire automotive component supplier Futuris Automotive from Australian agribusiness company Elders for A$69m.

31 July 2013

Gresham Private Equity co-head Mark Youens to step down

Co-head of Gresham Private Equity Mark Youens is set to step down from his job in September after nine years with the firm.

31 July 2013

Australian media group Nine Entertainment targets billion-dollar IPO before end of year

Nine Entertainment, the Australian media group owned by asset management firm Oaktree Capital and private equity group Apollo Global Management, is targeting as much as AUD$1.2bn in a public listing later this year.

30 July 2013

Private equity, venture capital-backed OzForex eyes A$500m IPO

stocks2_lrg Macquarie, Carlyle and Accel Partners-backed foreign exchange website OzForex is reportedly hoping to raise up to A$500m ($462m) in an IPO as early as this year.

22 July 2013

Regulators turn down request to block Billabong’s refinancing deal

surfing2_sq Australian regulators have refused to delay embattled surfwear company Billabong’s A$395m refinancing deal with private equity firm Altamont Capital Partners. The Takeover Panel has declined a request to halt the deal from Oaktree Capital Management and Centerbridge Partners, but said it will investigate the deal, said Reuters. Under the terms of the deal, Altamont will[...]

19 July 2013

Pacific Equity Partners plans dividend recap of Griffin’s Foods

new zealand auckland_sq Australian private equity firm Pacific Equity Partners (PEP) is reportedly preparing to tap its portfolio companies for a dividend payout for the second time in less than two months.

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.

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