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30 September 2015

Pacific Equity Partners ‘showing faith’ in Australian share market with Link Group IPO

sydney-opera-719780_1280 Pacific Equity Partners-backed pension services business Link Group has filed to raise up to A$946m ($663m) in what could be the biggest Australian IPO of the year.

23 September 2015

Australian PE favouring sales over IPOs following share drop

sydney-363244_640 Following China’s stock market crash earlier this year, Australian private equity firms are favouring trade sales rather than initial public offerings (IPO), AltAssets understands.

21 September 2015

Pacific closes Fund V at A$2.1bn hard cap

Australia Australian private equity firm Pacific Equity Partners has closed its oversubscribed fifth fund at it’s A$2.1bn ($1.5bn) hard cap, AltAssets understands.

15 September 2015

Crescent offers $215m to gain control stake in struggling portfolio company Cardno

blueprints-894779_1280 Australian private equity firm Crescent Capital Partners is looking to pay $215m to gain a controlling stake in portfolio company Cardno in order to rebuild the struggling business.

11 September 2015

Pacific Equity Partners to acquire NZ’s Manuka Health for undisclosed sum

honey-bees-326334_1280 Pacific Equity Partners, Australia and New Zealand's largest private equity firm, is acquiring Manuka Health New Zealand, a natural healthcare products company known for its range of items based on manuka honey.

2 September 2015

GE Capital’s Oz business auction field reported narrowing to Sankaty, Lone Star, HNA Group

Australia Just three companies – two of which are US-based private equity firms, and the third being a Chinese airline – are said to still be in the running for GE Capital's Australian commercial lending and leasing businesses, according to a published report filed from Sydney and published by a New York publication.

28 August 2015

Pacific Equity looking to buy Academic Colleges for NZ$530m

college education graduat Australian private equity firm Pacific Equity Partners is reportedly in talks to buy New Zealand-based Academic Colleges Group in a deal worth NZ$530m ($340m), AltAssets understands.

5 August 2015

Growing US concern over ‘ginormous’ private equity fees spreads to Australia, Netherlands

Australia The recent and growing debate over the undisclosed fees paid by pension funds and other private equity fund clients has reached Australia, with a major financial publication there reporting that the country's corporate regulator is being urged to "clamp down on 'ginormous' private equity fees", in the wake of recent US revelations and debate on the matter.

3 August 2015

Hostplus a lead investor as Australia’s QIC announces A$1bn first close of global infra fund

Australia Hostplus, one of Australia’s largest superannuation funds, was one of the lead investors in QIC's new Global Infrastructure Fund, which has marked its first close with commitments of A$1bn ($800m).

30 July 2015

Paine & Partners’ Costa completes second biggest Australian IPO of the year

background-2277_640 New York-based Paine & Partners has raised A$550m ($400.8m) following Costa Group’s IPO.

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