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2 April 2013

Billabong continues buyout talks with suitors, requests trading halt

surfing2_sq Embattled surfwear group Billabong again said that it is still in talks with its suitors and requested a trading halt on the Australian Securities Exchange until Thursday.

27 March 2013

UK pension scheme USS acquires Brisbane Airtrain for $110m

UK pension scheme Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS) has expanded its Australian portfolio by acquiring the Brisbane Airtrain for A$110m.

27 March 2013

TA Associates and Updata Partners to invest in Australia’s Nintex

Private equity firms TA Associates and Updata Partners have unveiled plans to make a significant investment in Melbourne-headquartered software firm Nintex.

27 March 2013

Australian government provides A$100m to three VC funds

At least A$200m will be invested into early stage Australian companies by three new venture capital funds supported by the government’s Innovation Investment Fund.

26 March 2013

Private equity firm L Capital Asia circles Australian outfitter R.M. Williams

Australian bush outfitter R.M. Williams, which has just been put up for sale, is reportedly drawing interest from private equity firms.

22 March 2013

Billabong still in talks with suitors despite share price drop

surfing2_sq Embattled Australian surfwear group Billabong told the markets that it is still in talks with two private equity suitors following a plunge in its share price to record lows on Thursday.

21 March 2013

Court orders Bradken to pay $22.4m in Castle Harlan bid rigging case

Australian engineering firm Bradken has been ordered to pay $22.4m in damages by Australia’s Federal Court in a bid rigging case involving US buyout firm Castle Harlan.

21 March 2013

Wolseley Private Equity looks to sell Guardian Childcare Alliance

Sydney-based buyout firm Wolseley Private Equity is reportedly selling its Australian childcare center operator Guardian Childcare Alliance, which could fetch as much as A$125m.

21 March 2013

Blue Sky Private Equity fills Beach Burrito with $3m

Beach Burrito Australia’s Blue Sky Private Equity has reportedly upped its stake in Mexican restaurant chain Beach Burrito Company by more than A$3m ($3.1m).

20 March 2013

Virtual Gaming Worlds secures venture funding

Australian investment firm Triple C Consulting has reportedly led a $2.6m Series A funding round for gaming group Virtual Gaming Worlds.

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