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7 November 2012

Denham Capital to open office in Perth, Australia

Denham Capital, the US-based private equity firm focused on the energy and resources sectors, has announced it will open an office in Perth, Australia, one of the world’s main hubs for metals and minerals activity.

5 November 2012

Australian venture capital firm Verde targets A$50m fund

Australian venture capital fund Verde has launched, focusing on medical, defence and technology sectors, according to local news sources.

1 November 2012

Quay Partners opens Boston office, adds an infra advisory team

Quay Partners, the Australian private equity fund of funds and advisory firm founded by former Macquarie and Pantheon executives, has opened an office in Boston and added an infrastructure advisory team.

1 November 2012

CHAMP PE adds Eye Corp to portfolio company oOh!media

CHAMP Private Equity has bolted-on Ten Network Holding’s outdoor advertising business to portfolio company oOh!media in a A$113m ($117m) deal.

30 October 2012

First Rand-backed RMB Capital invests in Melbourne’s Placard

Australian private equity firm RMB Capital Partners has led the buyout of a significant stake in secure smart card maker and service provider Placard.

30 October 2012

Anacacia’s Rafferty’s exit investigated by Australian competition watchdog

Rafferty's Garden - AltAssets Private Equity News The Australian competition watchdog has launched a review of Anacacia Capital’s proposed sale of baby food maker Rafferty’s Garden to strategic H J Heinz.

30 October 2012

New Zealand’s Knox Investment Partners raises over $80m for Fund IV

new-zealand-flag New Zealand private equity firm Knox Investment Partners has reached its target range of NZ$100m to NZ$150m with its fourth fund.

22 October 2012

CHAMP Ventures, Harbourvest back marine logistics company Sea Swift

boat1 CHAMP Ventures and HarbourVest Partners have acquired a majority interest in the Queensland, Australia‐based marine logistics company Sea Swift.

17 October 2012

David Jones PE bid flip-flop not market problem says ASX chief

flip-flop An aborted A$1.65bn private equity bid for Australian department store chain David Jones did not call into question the integrity of the country’s main share market, its chief compliance officer has said.

16 October 2012

UPDATE: CVC makes biggest ever private equity deal loss in Asia-Pacific

CVC Capital Partners has recorded the largest ever loss on a single Asia-Pacific private equity deal after agreeing a debt-for-equity swap with lenders for beleaguered portfolio company Nine Entertainment.

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