Anacacia Capital is confident succession planning and growth strategies at small and medium businesses will drive its future investments, after the private equity firm tapped strong demand to raise a $300 million fund.
Australia’s mid-market companies remain optimistic about their future according to a recent research study undertaken by Fairfax Media in partnership with KPMG Enterprise. The survey of senior executives and business decision-makers across a broad spectrum of local companies and not-for-profits found the confidence in the mid-market is not only being driven by traditional economic factors but a genuine excitement around the potential of technology to drive growth.lick here to edit.
Sydney-based mid-market firm Anacacia Capital is set to launch its third Australia focused fund targeting A$300 million ($240 million; €195 million) by the end of the first quarter, Private Equity International has learned.
Growth fund Anacacia Capital has signed the year's first Australian private equity deal, agreeing terms for a majority stake in privately owned fire sprinklers and alarm systems business Force Fire.
The small end of the listed market might not snare the headlines but it’s a hotly contested sector among the nation’s fund managers.
The Mercer index of 54 small and microcap public equity managers is a closely watched measure of performance that is scrutinised by the industry.
Entrepreneur and fund manager Jeremy Samuel saw an opportunity in the small business market, and risked everything to make it happen.
Yumi’s Quality Foods has continued its rapid expansion in the chilled food sector with the takeover of Australian Vegie Gourmet.
Read how Anacacia Capital took a local technology company onto the international playing field. Appen supports major companies to build products that have a linguistic component, such as search engines and anything with voice technology. Anacacia helped the company hire staff outside Australia, identify potential international partners and helped it list on the ASX in 2015.
Jim Bindon discusses Big River ahead of its IPO
Private equity backed timber and building products manufacturer and distributor Big River is headed to the ASX-boards in an underwritten initial public offering via Taylor Collison.
Australia's fastest-growing startup has benefited from a slowing economy where businesses are keen to cut operating costs.
Language and search services provider Appen has increased its revenue by 62 per cent to $82.7 million for the 2015 full year on the back of customers converting from pilot programs to paying users.
Diversified building products company, Big River Group, today announced the purchase of the business by Big River Industries, a company owned by Anacacia Capital and the Big River senior management team.
Here's some food for thought for those hedge funds and day traders pulling their hair out after another shocking day for market debutants.
Contrary to popular opinion, private equity-backed floats, and particularly those at the smaller end of the market, have fared well for punters this year.
Strong customer growth from web search, social media and eCommerce businesses has pushed language and search data services company Appen's net profit after tax up 28 per cent to $2.68 million for the first half.
Australia’s small and medium-sized enterprises are increasingly seeking capital to grow, with private equity firm Anacacia Capital seeing more than 500 opportunities over the past year.
Private equity firm Anacacia Capital has taken a majority stake in LEDified Lighting, chaired by former Victorian premier Jeff Kennett, which will help triple the company’s revenue as it aggressively grows.
RUSSELL Kavnat is off to New York to enhance the business leadership skills that have seen him drive a tenfold increase in his printing business.
PRIVATE equity company Anacacia Capital has raised $30 million to start a new fund to invest in listed small to medium enterprises.
Last year was the strongest for initial public offerings on record and the 5 per cent rise in debutante Appen indicates the window for new listings, particularly in the technology sector, remains open at the start of 2015.
Emerging-company-focused private equity firm Anacacia Capital will make its first foray into sharemarket investing with a fund targeted at listed small companies.
Private equity company Anacacia Capital is hoping to repeat its successful exit of a baby-food manufacturer last year with its latest investment in Australian dip manufacturer Yumi's Quality Foods.