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2 December 2014

L Capital Asia eyes Seafolly ‘lifestyle’ expansion after taking controlling stake

shore beach sand water The Asian private equity firm backed by LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton has picked up a controlling interest in Australian swimwear business Seafolly.

28 November 2014

CHAMP-backed oOh! Media targets $141m at IPO

download (4) Australian buyout house CHAMP Private Equity is set to halve its stake in billboard company oOh! Media via its second IPO in two years.

25 November 2014

Blackstone backs Australian gated community company National Lifestyle Villages

NLV Listed US buyout major Blackstone has agreed a A$150m investment in Australia’s National Lifestyle Villages, which provides housing options for baby boomers and early retirees.

24 November 2014

Advent scoops up Australia’s Noosa Yoghurt

untitled Global private equity firm Advent International has bought Australian dairy business Noosa Yoghurt.

20 November 2014

Blackstone beats off Bain Capital competition in A$750m Orica Chemicals deal

chemistry-5-487795-m US private equity house Blackstone has sealed a A$750m deal for the chemicals business of Australia’s Orica.

20 November 2014

Bain hires Reunion as advisor for IPO of Australian software company MYOB

accounting tax calculator Private equity giant Bain Capital has hired capital markets advisory firm Reunion Capital Partners in relation to the potential IPO of its Australian accounting software provider MYOB.

18 November 2014

Quadrant to exit Estia Health through $726m IPO

manly--1435904-m Private equity-backed Australian aged care company, Estia Health, said it plans to raise up to $726m in a share market listing next month.

18 November 2014

Francisco Partners to exit stake of construction software company Aconex via IPO

construction3-614634-m US private equity firm Francisco Partners plans to sell off its 24 per cent stake in Australian construction software company Aconex via its upcoming flotation on the country's securities exchange.

18 November 2014

KKR Capstone brings in Pacific Brands’ Claughton as part of Australia push

sydney KKR operational consulting group KKR Capstone has hired Pacific Brands workwear unit group general manager Matthew Claughton as a director in its Sydney office.

7 November 2014

Bain Capital, Blackstone eye $860m offers for Orica chemicals business

explode_lrg US private equity giants Bain Capital and Blackstone are reportedly considering final offers of about A$1bn ($860m) for the chemicals business of Australia’s Orica.

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