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22 August 2013

Centerbridge and Oaktree mull bids for Billabong after panel ruling

surfing2_sq Centerbridge and Oaktree are mulling making bids for Billabong after the Takeover Panel made significant changes to the Australian surfwear group’s refinancing deal with buyout firm Altamont.

20 August 2013

Investec to sell rest of Australian private equity portfolio

South Africa’s Investec has reportedly decided to wind down the private equity portfolio of its Australian unit as part of its effort to shore up its balance sheet.

13 August 2013

Australian private equity hopes for improved exits as public markets perk up $

The first quarter of 2013 saw the highest level of distributions by Australain private equity firms to limited partners in the last five quarters, despite a challenging environment for exits.

9 August 2013

Square Peg Ventures, Victoria Capital merge to form Square Peg Capital

Australian early-stage investment firms Square Peg Ventures and Victoria Capital have merged to form Square Peg Capital.

8 August 2013

SingTel eyes Optus IPO amid ‘unexpectedly low’ bidding from private equity, trade

satellite-dishsq_lrg Lower than expected bidding from private equity and trade buyers for Singapore Telecommunications’ Australian satellite unit has pushed the company to consider an IPO instead, it is understood.

8 August 2013

Anacacia Capital exceeds Fund II target with A$150m final close $

Australian private equity firm Anacacia Capital, whose first fund was recognised as the best performing vehicle of its vintage, has closed its second vehicle above its target.

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.

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