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An alternatives investment firm is backing a planned roll-up of Australian metals recycling businesses.

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Funding of $23 million has been raised to develop a heart protection drug derived from deadly spider venom.

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A large superannuation fund is part of consortium that will acquire a US fibre-optic communications company for around $1.3 billion.

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A health-tech start-up has cut its staff by half anticipating increasingly difficult funding conditions.

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A global assets manager has taken a stake in Australia's largest energy company months after two indicative acquisition offers were rejected.

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Blackstone has taken control of casinos operator Crown Resorts with the closure of its $8.9 billion acquisition of just over 90% of the company's shares.

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The Future Fund has promoted its head of private markets, Alicia Gregory, to joint deputy chief investment officer status in a management restructure following the sudden departure of the sovereign wealth fund's chief investment officer.

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A new Brisbane-based agri-tech venture fund has achieved a $21 million first close.

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A fund set up in Victoria will encourage academics to take commercialisation risks with their research.

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Investors have provided $4.2 million to expand a technology company that describes its service as "Uber for drones".

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Venture funding has been provided for a start-up that has developed an artificial intelligence (AI) driven program for training managers in an online classroom.

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A late-stage accelerator of technology companies and an early-stage venture capital firm have joined forces to drive the growth of tech scale-ups.

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A mid-market private equity firm has exited a Sydney-based mining-focused technology company to one of the world's largest manufacturers of mining equipment.

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Research organisation the Black Dog Institute is raising a venture capital fund to address mental health.

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The Clean Energy Finance Corporation has led a $5.6 million seed funding round for a start-up that has developed a film that it says reduces drag on aircraft surfaces leading to significant reduction in fuel consumption.

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Australia's first software and technology specialist private equity firm has raised an above target $635 million for its second fund.

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Growth capital has been invested in a Perth-based company that designs and markets outdoor adventure equipment.

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Local and US investors have provided $8 million in seed funding for an online program that collects video testimonials for use in product sales and marketing.

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A venture capital investment round for an education resources company has been supported by four superannuation funds.

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A listed technology investment firm has exited an investment at $20 million, more than twice its valuation of three years ago.

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