PE Investments in Australia and NZ Reach U$1.6 billion
PE Investments in Australia and New Zealand Reach U$1.6 billion
Private Equity investments in Australia and New Zealand (ANZ) region for the first nine months of 2012 reported 92 deals and a total invested equity value of AU$1.65 billion, a 22% increase from the same period last year, despite the 21% drop in number of deals. Amount invested in Australia from 82 deals saw disclosed value reach AU$1.63 billion, up 25% over the first nine months of 2011.
Meanwhile, private equity investments in New Zealand declined 56% year-on-year to AU$18.9 million with 10 deals. Australia’s Victoria state received the largest amount of equity invested, accounting for 49% of ANZ’s PE activity in terms of value, with AU$802.4 million. New South Wales and Western Australia followed capturing 31% and 12% of the market share, respectively.