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May 26, 2015 10:42 PM ET

Capital Markets

Company Overview of Pacific Equity Partners

Company Overview

Pacific Equity Partners is a private equity and venture capital firm specializing in buyouts, late venture, and late stage expansion capital. The firm does not invest in startups and unprofitable businesses. It also does not invest in companies with gambling and tobacco related businesses. The firm invests in all industries with a focus on industrial services, energy, consumer products, entertainment, big data, and financial services. It prefers to invest in companies based in Australia and New Zealand and exposure to other markets does not preclude an investment by the firm. It seeks to invest at least $100 million unless it is an add-on acquisition to an existing portfolio company, in comp...

126 Phillip Street

Level 31

Sydney, NSW 2000

Australia

Founded in 1998

Phone:

61 2 8238 2600

Fax:

61 2 8238 2690

Key Executives for Pacific Equity Partners

Co-Founder and Managing Director
Founder and Managing Director
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Chief Financial Officer
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Pacific Equity Partners Key Developments

Academic Colleges Group In Talks For Sale

Some of Australia’s largest private equity firms are circling the New Zealand secondary schools provider Academic Colleges Group Limited, which is being sold in a process run by investment banks Macquarie Capital and UBS. It is understood parties interested in the business include ­Pacific Equity Partners and Quadrant Private Equity Pty Limited, while CHAMP Private Equity and Archer Capital may also be in discussions about an acquisition.

Koch Industries, Pacific Equity Propose Takeover To Bradken

Koch Industries and Pacific Equity Partners have made a takeover approach to Bradken Limited (ASX:BKN) valuing the Australian mining products firm at AUD 430 million. Bradken said the proposal did not represent fair value and that it had decided not to engage further. Bradken shares jumped 21% as rumours of afresh bid circulated before Bradken requested a trading halt in mid-session. Koch Industries declined to comment. Representatives for Pacific Equity did not immediately reply to requests for comment.

Pacific Equity Partners Reportedly Mulls Sale Of Link Market Services

Pacific Equity Partners is reportedly seeking to sell Link Market Services Limited. Pacific Equity Partners is exploring a dual-track process for the $3 billion-plus sale of Link Market Services. Macquarie Group, which is advising Pacific Equity Partners and is also a shareholder in Link, has discussed sale options with trade buyers and private equity firms in recent weeks. Also a second-half float had been slated but it's believed Pacific Equity Partners is serious about the dual-track process.

Recent Private Companies Transactions

Type
Date
Target
Merger/Acquisition
April 2, 2015
Bradken Limited
Merger/Acquisition
March 8, 2015
Kerry Pinnacle
Merger/Acquisition
December 23, 2014
The Hoyts Corporation Pty. Limited
 

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