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15 April 2013

Babson Capital nears A$70m mark for mezzanine fund $

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Investment firm Babson Capital is closing in on the A$70m mark for its latest Australian mezzanine fund after tapping existing investors for more than A$26m over the past year.

15 April 2013

L Capital Asia to buy stake in Australian bush clothing maker RM Williams

RM williams hat Louis Vuitton-backed private equity firm L Capital has bought a 49.9 per cent stake in iconic Australian clothing and footwear brand RM Williams.

12 April 2013

Louis Vuitton owner set to acquire RM Williams stake

australia_koala_170sq Australian clothing and boot maker is reportedly on the verge of being acquired by Louis Vuitton owner LVMH Group.

9 April 2013

Australian entrepreneurs launch Sydney Seed Fund

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA The co-director of The Founder Institute in Sydney, Benjamin Chong, has teamed up with entrepreneurs Ari Klinger and Garry Visontay to launch the Sydney Seed Fund.

9 April 2013

Unitas Capital exits Exego for 3.3x return

car parts_lrg Unitas Capital has completed the sale of Australian car parts company Exego to US-based group Genuine Parts Company for what was reported to be a return of over three times.

9 April 2013

Sycamore consortium offers $300m for Billabong

surfing2_sq Embattled surfwear group Billabong revealed that a consortium led by private equity firm Sycamore Partners has reduced its offer for the business to $0.60 per share, or $300m.

4 April 2013

Billabong extends trading halt as suitors reduce bids

surfing2_sq Billabong could reportedly be sold for as little as 50 Australian cents per share, or less than half of the initial bids of A$1.10 for the embattled surfwear group.

3 April 2013

Australian distressed investor Anchorage Capital raises A$250m second fund

Sydney-based private equity firm Anchorage Capital Partners has held a first and final closing of its Anchorage Capital Partners II on A$250m.

2 April 2013

Billabong continues buyout talks with suitors, requests trading halt

surfing2_sq Embattled surfwear group Billabong again said that it is still in talks with its suitors and requested a trading halt on the Australian Securities Exchange until Thursday.

27 March 2013

UK pension scheme USS acquires Brisbane Airtrain for $110m

UK pension scheme Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS) has expanded its Australian portfolio by acquiring the Brisbane Airtrain for A$110m.

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