Carlyle poaches Morrison's Australia, New Zealand co-head
The Carlyle Group has appointed Geoff Hutchinson, formerly of Morrison & Co. and Pacific Equity Partners (PEP) as a managing director and head of private equity for Australia and New Zealand.
He succeeds David Bluff, who stepped down in the summer after 14 years with the firm. Bluff became head of the Australia and New Zealand buyout team in 2016 and was promoted to partner two years later....
Co-Stone leads $43m round for China biosynthesis player
Co-Stone Capital Management has led a CNY 300m (USD 43m) Series B round for Readline, a Shenzhen-based company that specialises in synthetic biology.
Australia’s Heal Partners closes debut fund on $137m
Australia’s Heal Partners, a health, education, and lifestyle-focused venture capital firm, has closed its first fund on AUD 200m (USD 137m). The target was AUD 100m.
US regulator gets access to Chinese audits
The threat of delisting that has haunted Chinese companies that trade on US exchanges appears to have receded after the US regulators announced they had gained full access to the audits of these companies for the first time.