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2 December 2015

ICG eyes first close of double infra fundraise by Q4 2016 $

Peter Welch, ICG Sydney-based Infrastructure Capital Group (ICG) is targeting a first closing of the recently initiated fundraise by the fourth quarter of 2016, AltAssets can reveal.

30 November 2015

Tiger Global backs $72m round in Australia’s Tyro Payments

melbourne-966467_1920 New York-based private equity firm Tiger Global Management has invested in a A$100m ($72m) financing round in Tyro Payments, an Australian digital financial services provider.

23 November 2015

Carlyle, TPG eye $600m-plus full exit of Australia-listed Healthscope

drug-943759_1920 Private equity majors Carlyle and TPG Capital Management are said to be making a full exit of listed Australian healthcare business Healthscope for north of $600m.

20 November 2015

Victory Park Capital invests in Australian retail finance company ZipMoney

e-commerce-402822_1920 Alternative investment firm Victory Park Capital has closed a $108m asset-backed securitisation for Australian digital finance provider ZipMoney.

12 November 2015

Square Peg leads $60m round in freelance marketplace Fiverr

Suit Square Peg Capital has led a $60m financing round in freelance services marketplace Fiverr.

11 November 2015

Qube to rival Brookfield’s bid for Asciano with $6.3bn offer

rail Australian logistic business Qube Holdings is reportedly set to rival Canada’s Brookfield Asset Management with a bid for rail-and-port operator Asciano, AltAssets understands.

9 November 2015

Hony Capital helps bolster Santos balance sheet with stake buy

refinery-514010_1920 Chinese private equity firm Hony Capital has agreed to become the largest shareholder of Australia's Santos as the oil and gas business attempts to bolster its balance sheet.

7 October 2015

Felicis Ventures joins Woody Harrelson in $15m Canva round

cube-427894_1280 Seed-stage investment firm Felicis Ventures has lead a $15m Series A financing round in Australian graphic design company Canva that also received backing from actors Owen Wilson and Woody Harrelson.

1 October 2015

KKR makes rare PE foray into mining sector with Oz Minerals stake buy

silhouettes-808153_1280 KKR has confirmed making a rare private equity foray into the mining sector by picking up a ten per cent stake in Australian copper mining business Oz Minerals.

1 October 2015

EQT cancels I-MED’s A$500m IPO

xray2_lrg Private equity-backed I-MED Radiology Network, Australia's largest X-ray provider, has reportedly withdrawn an A$500m ($350.45m), AltAssets understands.

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