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14 March 2013

Blackbird Ventures’ $30m internet startup fund hits first close

Blackbird Ventures has held the first close of a $30m fund it hopes will help Australian internet startups succeed on a global stage.

13 March 2013

PE-backed Australian companies post better returns than listed peers $

australia_koala_170sq The latest research released by Australia's private equity association showed that private equity backed firms in the coutnry have achieved better returns on assets than publicly listed companies.

11 March 2013

TPG Capital acquires Australian poultry group Inghams for A$880m

chickens_sq Private equity firm TPG Capital has won the bidding war to acquire Australian poultry group Inghams in a deal that valued the business at a reported A$880m.

8 March 2013

Australia’s private equity industry argues its case as job creator $

Australian companies backed by private equity generate more revenue than either the coal mining or the general insurance industries, a new report has said.

7 March 2013

Blackstone, TPG make final bids for Inghams Chicken

Buyout majors Blackstone Group and TPG Capital have reportedly put in their final bids for Australian poultry producer Inghams Chicken.

5 March 2013

Blue Sky expands to Sydney, hires two new PE executives

Australia’s Blue Sky Alternative Investments has reportedly hired two new private equity executives amid plans to open a Sydney office.

27 February 2013

NZVIF to back up to three New Zealand VC funds after sealing state underwrite facility

Fund investment group New Zealand Venture Investment Fund has said it expects to commit to two to three new venture capital funds over the next few years, following the government’s decision to provide it with a new NZ$60m underwrite facility.

22 February 2013

Private equity takeover of Billabong imperilled by profit warning

surfing_sq The expected PE-backed takeover of Billabong has been brought into question by yet another shocking profit warning from the Australian surfwear brand.

20 February 2013

Blackstone back in hunt for Inghams amid TPG Capital interest

chickens_sq Private equity heavyweights Blackstone Group and TPG Capital are reportedly still considering bidding for Australia’s largest poultry producer, Inghams Enterprises.

20 February 2013

Warbug Pincus relocates Hong Kong MD to Sydney, eyes Australia office

Private equity firm Warburg Pincus is to relocate Hong Kong-based managing director Jeffrey Goldfaden to Sydney.

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