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24 June 2013

KKR-backed GenesisCare prepares for dividend recap

Private equity-backed healthcare company GenesisCare is seeking loans totalling A$285m ($261m) for a dividend recapitalisation.

24 June 2013

Pacific Equity Partners and Blum Capital eye Xtralis exit

Australian private equity firm Pacific Equity Partners and its US peer Blum Capital Partners are reportedly set to sell safety and security services business Xtralis.

21 June 2013

The Riverside Company approaches $150m target for Asia-Pacific Fund II $

Asia Pacific Global mid-market buyout house The Riverside Company is on the home straight in second Asia-Pacific fundraise after gathering $115m from LPs.

20 June 2013

Carlyle and Seven Group retain ownership of Coates Hire

Private equity firm Carlyle and Seven Group decided to retain their 46 per cent stakes in Coates Hire following a strategic review of the Australian equipment hire business. The decision not to sell the business was based on volatility in interest rates, currencies and public markets and the fact that some of the sectors Coates[...]

17 June 2013

Private equity-backed MediaWorks placed in receivership

New Zealand flag close up New Zealand media and TV company MediaWorks has been placed in receivership by its creditors and is set be transferred to new owners.

14 June 2013

Head of private equity at Australia’s MLC Brakey steps down

brakey Head of private equity at National Australia Bank’s wealth management division MLC has stepped down.

4 June 2013

TA Associates backs another bolt-on for Hong Kong satellite company SpeedCast

Growth-focused private equity firm TA Associates has backed its portfolio company SpeedCast to acquire satellite communications company Pactel International.

4 June 2013

Billabong breaks off talks with private equity bidders

surfing2_sq Australian surfwear company Billabong has broken off buyout talks with private equity-backed bidding consortiums and issued yet another profit warning.

31 May 2013

Australian public companies outperform private equity in 2012 $

Buoyed by macroeconomic optimism and multiple interest rate cuts, Australian publicly traded equities posted better returns than private equity and venture capital investments in 2012.

28 May 2013

Bain Capital, Carlyle and Blackstone mulling bids for Optus Satellite

Buyout majors Bain Capital, Carlyle and Blackstone are reportedly considering bids for the Australian satellite business of Singapore Telecommunications, which is now up for sale and could fetch as much as A$2bn.

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