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11 December 2014

Bain Capital, PEP given due-diligence green light by Bradken after cut-price $730m offer

coal-mine-2_sq Private equity majors Bain Capital and Pacific Equity Partners have been given permission to conduct due-diligence on Australian mining company Bradken after putting in a cut-price $730m offer for the business.

9 December 2014

NZ Super invests in Khosla-backed carbon capture business LanzaTech

gas The NZ$27bn New Zealand Superannuation Fund has made a $60m equity investment in gas fermentation company LanzaTech.

8 December 2014

Blackstone prepares to close Asia real estate fund before 2014-end

asia Private equity major Blackstone is said to be looking to wrap up its Real Estate Partners Asia fund on $5bn before the year is out.

5 December 2014

Bain Capital, PEP make lowball $730m bid for mining product business Bradken

mining mine Bain Capital and Pacific Equity Partners have reportedly offered a cut-price $730m for Australian mining products maker Bradken amid uncertainty in the industry.

5 December 2014

Crescent Capital Partners hits Fund V hard cap at $565m after only 10 weeks

sunrise-over-melbourne-1446026-m Australian private equity form Crescent Capital Partners has reached a final close of its fifth fund, reaching the hard cap of $565m after only 10 weeks in the market.

4 December 2014

KKR backs sun-and-seawater arid agribusiness Sundrop Farms

Sundrop Farms A pioneering crop-growing business which aims to help sustainable agriculture in arid climates has picked up a growth capital investment from global buyout house KKR.

2 December 2014

L Capital Asia eyes Seafolly ‘lifestyle’ expansion after taking controlling stake

shore beach sand water The Asian private equity firm backed by LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton has picked up a controlling interest in Australian swimwear business Seafolly.

28 November 2014

CHAMP-backed oOh! Media targets $141m at IPO

download (4) Australian buyout house CHAMP Private Equity is set to halve its stake in billboard company oOh! Media via its second IPO in two years.

25 November 2014

Blackstone backs Australian gated community company National Lifestyle Villages

NLV Listed US buyout major Blackstone has agreed a A$150m investment in Australia’s National Lifestyle Villages, which provides housing options for baby boomers and early retirees.

24 November 2014

Advent scoops up Australia’s Noosa Yoghurt

untitled Global private equity firm Advent International has bought Australian dairy business Noosa Yoghurt.

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