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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.

20 November 2012

Australia’s PageUp People raises $10m from Accel-KKR

Silicon Valley venture heavyweight Accel-KKR has taken an equity stake in Australian human resources service PageUp People.

19 November 2012

Pacific Equity Partners eyeing monster Australian fundraise

Tim Sims Pacific Equity Partners - AltAssets Private Equity News Australian private equity giant Pacific Equity Partners plans to raise up to A$3.5bn ($3.6bn) for its latest buyout fund, it is understood.

19 November 2012

New Zealand private equity nets 34% historic IRR $

Private equity investments into unlisted New Zealand companies have, on average, doubled over the investment holding period, according to new research.

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