Private equity in Australia and Asia fared relatively well during the last two years, and remains a strong focus of international and local investors. Having reaped the benefits of the private equity boom in the US and elsewhere, international private equity firms are looking further afield for new opportunities and Australian private equity firms are increasingly looking at opportunities across Asia.
Australia is a leader in the Asia Pacific region with over $25bn under management, and recently, the consumer goods & retail, financial services, health, mining services and energy & environment sectors have been the largest recipients of this investment.
As a key advisor to the private equity industry since its inception, Mallesons’ Private Equity team understands the dynamics of the industry, its central players, their needs and unique challenges. We have strong relationships with private equity sponsors across the market, as well as investment banks and other institutional investors, which we leverage for the benefit of our clients.
Reflecting the unique structure and wide-ranging needs of private equity firms, our Private Equity team brings together market-leading experts across M&A, banking, tax, competition, employment, intellectual property, informational technology, funds and equity capital markets.
We assist with the development and management of private investment funds, and have a strong understanding of the investment criteria corporate investors and superannuation funds look for when investing.
As Asia’s private equity industry is poised for further growth, and with funds invested expected to double in the next couple of years, clients can rely on Mallesons’ pan-Asian experience with private equity transactions and funds.