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9 October 2012

CVC’s Nine Entertainment tables new proposal to lenders

Nine Entertainment, the beleaguered Australian television network backed by CVC, is reported to have put forward a fresh proposal to its senior lenders to restructure $3.2bn of debt.

8 October 2012

3i backs SLR’s acquisition of Australian environmental consultancy GSSE

coal-mine-2_sq 3i-backed environmental consultancy SLR Management has acquired GSS, an Australian provider of consulting and project management services in the mining, minerals, land development and natural resource sectors.

5 October 2012

Billabong denies reports that talks with TPG have ended

surfing2_sq Beleaguered Australian surfwear brand Billabong has issued a statement saying talks with TPG Capital are still ongoing, after shares in the company plunged following reports that the global buyout giant was considering walking away from the deal.

4 October 2012

Cathay Fortune, CDB partner for $850m Discovery Metals bid

Chinese billionaire Yu Yong’s private equity firm has teamed up with a fund backed by the China Development Bank to make an $850m bid for copper exploration company Discovery Metals.

3 October 2012

NZVIF plans string of IPOs to boost New Zealand stock exchangep

new-zealand-flag The New Zealand Venture Investment Fund is planning a slew of IPOs on the country’s stock exchange over the next decade, it has announced.

2 October 2012

Ooyala adds Singapore’s EDBI, Australia’s Telstra as Series E investors

Singapore-based investment firm EDBI has joined telecoms company Telstra to invest in Australian online video management company Ooyala's Series E round.

1 October 2012

VC-backed Kiwi brewery group Moa seeks IPO

beer-pub-pint_sq Venture capital-backed brewery Moa Group has confirmed it is considering a NZ15m IPO.

27 September 2012

Anchorage Capital to buy Dick Smith from Woolworths for A$20m

Sydney-based private equity firm Anchorage Capital Partners has entered into an agreement with Woolworths to buy Australian consumer electronics retailer Dick Smith for A$20m ($20.8m).

25 September 2012

Australian Super chief slams “absurdly high” private equity fees

Ian Silk Australian Super - AltAssets Private Equity News The head of pension giant Australian Super has slammed the “absurdly high” fees charged by private equity firms.

24 September 2012

Southern Cross Ventures makes Brisbane Materials first renewable investment

Southern Cross Venture Partners has made the first investment from its Renewable Energy Fund with a A$5m ($5.2m) financing round for solar panel materials maker Brisbane Materials.

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