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Meaningful Partners follows above-hard cap fund close with Active Apparel Group buyout

LA-based private equity house Meaningful Partners has completed a buyout of Australian swimwear and activewear business Active Apparel Group. The post Meaningful Partners follows above-hard cap fund close with Active Apparel Group buyout first appeared

Investible launches A$100m climate crisis fund amid ‘once in a generation’ opportunity

Australian venture capital firm Investible has launched an A$100m fundraise amid a 'once in a generation' opportunity caused by the climate emergency and global tailwinds in the sector. The post Investible launches A$100m climate crisis

KKR taps fourth Asian fund to buy into Australian CX, BPO company Probe

Global buyout major KKR has tapped its fourth Asian fund to buy into Australian customer experience and business process outsourcing company Probe. The post KKR taps fourth Asian fund to buy into Australian CX, BPO

KKR to Acquire Probe CX

MELBOURNE, Australia--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Quadrant Private Equity, Five V Capital, Rodney Kagan and other shareholders of Probe CX (“Probe” or the “Company”) today announced they have entered into an agreement under which KKR will acquire a

CDPQ makes AUD$2.3bn investment in Australia’s largest road infra project

Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec has made an AUD$2.3bn ($1.66bn) investment in Australia's largest road infrastructure project WestConnex. The post CDPQ makes AUD$2.3bn investment in Australia’s largest road infra project first appeared on

EQT pulls out of Iress buyout talks despite multiple increased offers

EQT has pulled out of talks with Australian financial software provider Iress despite offering a series of increasing bids, the latest valuing the company at $2.3bn. The post EQT pulls out of Iress buyout talks despite

Canva hits $40bn valuation in latest PE, VC investment round, becomes one of world’s biggest private startups

Australian design software company Canva has hit a $40bn valuation through its latest private equity and venture capital-backed investment round, becoming the fifth most valuable private startup in the world. The post Canva hits $40bn

Apollo to buy 50% stake in MaxCap to make commercial real estate debt debut in Australasia

Apollo has agreed to acquire up to 50% of Australasian commercial real estate financier and fund manager MaxCap Group. The firm said the deal would help it extend its reach in the sector into Australasia,

Arbitrium builds board and risk focus with high profile appointment

Opalesque Industry Update - Australian debt and special opportunities investment specialist, Arbitrium Capital Partners (Arbitrium), has appointed renowned financial services professional Harvey Kalman to its board as a non-executive director and chairman of its credit

New Zealand VC firm GD1 hits NZ$130m Fund III first close, pushes towards NZ$160m hard cap

New Zealand venture capital firm Global From Day 1 has surged to a NZ$130m first close for its third fundraise, more than double its initial first close target. The post New Zealand VC firm GD1

Public Sector Pension Investment Board said to join KKR, OTPP for possible Spark acquisition

Canadian pension fund Public Sector Pension Investment Board is said to be joining a consortium that was looking to buy Australian electricity infrastructure investor Spark Infrastructure Group. The post Public Sector Pension Investment Board said

Tenzing nets 5.6x on exit of Smoothwall

Tenzing has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its investment in Smoothwall, a UK provider of safeguarding technology to the education sector, to Australian cybersecurity business Family Zone for GBP 75.5m.

EQT has second Iress bid rejected, this time valuing company at A$2.96bn

Private equity major EQT has had two bids for Australian financial software provider Iress rebuffed, with the latter valuing the company at up to A$2.96bn. The post EQT has second Iress bid rejected, this time

King River holds $95m Fund 2 first close, expects full reup from Fund 1 investors

Tech-focused venture capital firm King River Capital held a first close for its second fund with $95m of commitments - and is expecting full participation from existing LPs. The post King River holds $95m Fund

KKR, OTPP move closer to Spark buyout with improved $3.78bn buyout offer

A consortium including buyout giant KKR and the Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan has moved a step closer to a buyout of Australian electricity infrastructure business Spark at a roughly A$5.13bn ($3.78bn) valuation. The post KKR,

Partners Group to acquire 11 Travelodge hotels in Australia for AUD620m to seize COVID-19 opportunities

Private equity major Partners Group has agreed to acquire a portfolio of eleven Travelodge hotels in Australia for AUD 620m to seize the opportunity of discounted assets from COVID-19 to capitalize on the long-term relative

KKR to Invest in Leading ANZ Edtech Company Education Perfect

DUNEDIN, New Zealand & SYDNEY--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Leading Australian and New Zealand education technology (“edtech”) company Education Perfect (“EP” or the “Company”), global investment firm KKR, and Australia-based private equity firm Five V Capital today announced

L Squared Sells Kanopy to KKR’s OverDrive

L Squared Capital Partners has sold Kanopy, a provider of video streaming services, to OverDrive, a portfolio company of KKR. Kanopy’s video streaming service provides public and academic libraries with free access to more than

L Squared Sells Kanopy to KKR’s OverDrive

L Squared Capital Partners has sold Kanopy, a provider of video streaming services, to OverDrive, a portfolio company of KKR. Kanopy’s video streaming service provides public and academic libraries with free access to more than

Credit Suisse adds senior FIG banker in Aus

Credit Suisse has hired Brett Ryman to its investment banking and capital markets (IBCM) team in Australia, according to a memo seen by GlobalCapital Asia.

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