China’s expanding taste for wine drives Carlyle’s latest deal

Carlyle is tapping the expanding Chinese wine market as the private equity firm agrees to acquire Australia’s Accolade Wines for a reported AUD 1bn. 

Aussie PE firms seem more cautious after a bonzer 2014

After a bumper year for exits in 2014, the puzzle now for Australian and New Zealand private firms is how best to use this cash

Another low blow for the flying kangaroo

Australian airline Qantas announced record losses in its latest set of financial results, but is looking ahead to a brighter future

Expedia looks to book a "Down Under" experience

Expedia announced this week it has made a takeover offer for Australian online travel company Wotif.com in a deal that will expand the US online giant's business in the fast-growing Asia-Pacific region.

Private Equity from the Down Under perspective

I have the pleasure of being in Sydney this week, meeting the deal makers and private equity community of Sydney and wider Australia.