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New Forests to buy Gunns for about $330m

The Sydney-based timber investment firm beat out five other final bidders for the bankrupt Tasmanian timber company

Morgan Stanley, Goldman freeze out other banks

The two investment banks, who will manage Transurban’s $2.74bn share sale, have provided all the M&A advice and financing for the successful Qld Motorways bidder.

Transurban pushed hard for Qld Motorways

Transurban paid an eye-watering multiple to win Australia’s biggest transport infrastructure deal and secure the only toll road network it didn’t already own.

Transurban group to pay $7.05bn for Qld Motorways

The auction of 70 kilometres of toll roads went down to the wire with two consortia battling it out until the late afternoon.

Australand retains Fort Street to repel Stockland

The boutique advisory firm Fort Street, founded by four ex-UBS bankers, has become one of the advisers-of-choice for Australand in M&A.

Goldman Sachs to get bulk of fees in Genworth Australia IPO

The investment bank has been appointed sole global coordinator of Genworth Australia’s IPO and is one of four joint lead managers.

Mirabela Nickel gets $US10m from creditors

The funds will allow the distressed nickel miner to keep operating as it devises a recapitalisation plan with its note holders.

Genworth plans IPO of up to $754m

Company selling between 195 million and 260m shares, due to begin trading on May 23.

Pacific Equity to garner up to $3.1bn for fifth fund

The biggest private equity firm based in Australia and New Zealand has already raised $1.1 billion and has $1 billion in commitments from limited partners for co-investments.

Morgans and its rivals seek retail roles in Medibank IPO

The Brisbane-based broker is among a number of firms that are hoping to be appointed to a non-joint lead manager retail selling role in the Medibank IPO.

Healthscope bids due early May

Carlyle and TPG will accept bids for Healthscope’s property and operating assets, including one from US hospital operator HCA Holdings.

IPO market remains robust: Allen & Overy

Grant Koch, an Allen & Overy partner, says the IPO market remains open to companies with recognisable brands offering the prospect of further earnings growth.

Final bids due for Queensland Motorways

Four groups expected to submit bids of up to $6.3bn for the toll road operator.

Deutsche Bank beats fancied rivals for Medibank role

The bank, flush with success from helping to manage the New Zealand government's asset sales, won a joint lead manager role for the Medibank IPO.

Genesis shares surge on NZ debut

Shares in New Zealand’s biggest electricity seller rose as much as 17 per cent in their trading debut.

Gilbert + Tobin tops equity league table

The law firm has done the most deals in equity capital markets in the first three months of 2014, according to Thomson Reuters.

Govt names managers for Medibank IPO

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Government names three investment banks to manage the multibillion dollar float, after hearing pitches from 11 banks.

WA outlines selective asset sale program

Western Australia will not embark on a "fire sale" of its assets in order to regain its AAA credit rating.

Takeovers Panel adds Greenhill’s Jablko, Goldman’s Johnston

The two senior investment bankers have been appointed along with three others to the body that regulates M&A in Australia.

NZ asset sales raise $NZ4.7bn

Dual-listed Genesis Energy will begin trading on Thursday and its IPO has raised $NZ733m for the Future Investment Fund.