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8 November 2012

The Riverside Company hits 300th investment with Learning Seat buy

Mid-market buyout house The Riverside Company has made its 300th acquisition by picking up Australian online education company Learning Seat.

7 November 2012

Australian private equity outperforms S&P/ASX 300 Index by 10% $

Australian private equity outperformed the S&P/ASX 300 Index by 10 per cent for the 12 months to the second quarter of 2012, according to new research.

7 November 2012

CHAMP to sell Australian arm of Blue Star to Wolseley consortium

printing5_lrg Sydney-based buyout house CHAMP Private Equity has reportedly agreed to sell the Australian operations of its printing and communications portfolio business Blue Star Group to a consortium including Wolseley Private Equity and CaxtonWeb.

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.

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