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25 April 2016

QIC: Technology disruptions create threats but also opportunities in infrastructure $

best-of-australia--1435900-m Technology disruptions can create significant threats in the infrastructure space but they also create new opportunities to grow and invest, QIC executives believe.

4 April 2016

Affinity looks to reduce stakes in Tegel through $235.9m IPO

chickens_sq Private equity-backed chicken producer Tegal is looking to raise up to NZ$344.4m ($235.9m) through its upcoming IPO.

29 March 2016

TPG hires Thickins to head Australia operations

Joel thickins Global private equity firm TPG Capital has hired Joel Thickins, a former director at Champ Private Equity, to head its Australian operations.

29 March 2016

Affinity seals A$155m deal to buy clinical software maker Medical Director

clinical development Asian buyout firm Affinity Equity Partners has purchased Australian clinical software developer Medical Director.

15 March 2016

Australia’s Asciano backs $6.8bn joint Brookfield, Qube takeover bid

port-675539_640 Australian rail-and-port operator Asciano has entered a binding agreement to be taken over for $6.8bn by two consortia, led by Canadian infra investor Brookfield and Qube Holdings.

11 March 2016

SK Capital buys opium-poppy processor

sunset-174276_960_720 US private equity firm SK Capital Partners has reportedly agreed to buy opium-poppy processing business Tasmanian Alkaloids.

1 March 2016

KKR moves Asia Pacific COO to Australia

Scott Bookmyer, KKR Global private equity investor KKR has announced that Scott Bookmyer, currently COO of KKR Asia based in Hong Kong, will head the firm's Australian operations from July 1.

24 February 2016

AMP nearing final close for $2bn global infrastructure platform

best-of-australia--1435900-m Australian investment manager AMP Capital has more than $1bn in LP commitments for its global infrastructure platform and looking to hold a final close soon.

16 February 2016

Blackstone to buy New Zealand RE portfolio from Australia’s Lendlease

retired-784483_640 Blackstone Tactical Opportunities, the opportunistic investment platform of PE major Blackstone, has agreed to acquire a real estate portfolio from Australia's Lendlease.

16 February 2016

CPPIB, GIP-backed consortium wins bidding race for Australian Asciano

container-489933_640 A consortium, including Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) and Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP) will soon own Australian rail-and-port operator Asciano.

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