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7 December 2012

Harbert Australia Private Equity buys 80% Cardioscan stake

Harbert Australia Private Equity has reportedly picked up more than 80 per cent of Melbourne-based cardiac testing company Cardioscan, in a deal that values the business at A$13m ($13.6m).

6 December 2012

Blackstone pulls out of Ingham Chickens auction

eggs-10_sq Global buyout giant Blackstone has reportedly pulled out of the sale process for Ingham Chickens, Australia’s largest poultry producer, as the asking price for the business was too high.

6 December 2012

TA backs Speedcast buyout of Australian Satellite Communications

Global private equity firm TA Associates has backed new portfolio company SpeedCast’s buyout of Australian Satellite Communications.

27 November 2012

Australia’s fundraising environment remains tough for private equity $

Australian private equity has found it a tough fundraising environment in 2012, as limited partners continue to be constrained by the decline in value of listed assets, as well as by tough exit conditions.

26 November 2012

KPS Capital backs Australian bolt-on for Chassis Brakes

welder_sq US turnaround investor KPS Capital Partners’ portfolio company Chassis Brakes has Australian-based Autocast and Forge.

26 November 2012

Bain to see return on investment with MYOB loan note sale

Bain Capital’s only Australian portfolio company hopes to raise at least $125m of new loans to repay existing debt and return capital to its private equity owner.

26 November 2012

Australia’s PE, VC industries weather global market challenges $

In spite of the difficult macroeconomic climate – hampered by the European and American debt crises – private equity transaction value and volume remained consistent in Australia.

23 November 2012

Blackstone, New Hope Group team up for Inghams poultry bid

chickens_sq Blackstone is reportedly planning to team up with China agricultural business New Hope Group in its bid to buy Inghams Enterprises, Australia’s largest poultry producer.

20 November 2012

Australia’s Pennam Partners launches $50m revenue fund

Melbourne-based investment house Pennam Partners has launched a $50m fund that will target SMEs in Australia and Asia.

20 November 2012

Anacacia raises $130m for successor to ‘world’s top performing PE fund’

Anacacia Capital, the Sydney-based buyout firm that was recently recognised as the manager of the world’s top performing private equity fund, is understood to have raised A$125m ($130m) towards its second investment vehicle.

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