Corporate finance

Business News has created a comprehensive database of corporate transaction activity in Western Australia. This rich source of transaction data and news coverage covers Equity Capital Market (capital raisings) across the full spectrum of WA listed companies, from junior explorers through to major industrial and mining giants. It also includes details of Merger and Acquisition transactions covering a three-year period. Business News IQ allows you to explore not only the details of company transactions, but the corporate advisers, lawyers, accountants and public relations firms associated with these transactions. The information is gathered from sources including company annual reports, the ASX, ASIC and directly from the companies listed.

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Corporate Finance

Company Type Raised
MMA Offshore Placement + entitlement offer $317.0m >>
Aquarius Platinum Entitlement offer $244.0m >>
Paladin Energy Placement + entitlement offer $205.0m >>

Mixed record on backdoor listings

Quintessential Resources is set to relist on the ASX tomorrow after morphing into technology incubator Yonder and Beyond, but plans by three travel businesses, including George Michalczyk's Motive Travel, to undertake a backdoor listing through Red Gum Resources have fallen through. Click through to also see the BNiQ listing of 26 WA backdoor listings.

Pioneer interim profit ahead of expectations

East Perth-based financial services group Pioneer Credit has delivered an interim profit after tax of $1.6 million, but said it was still on track to achieve a FY15 profit of $6.6 million in its first full financial year as a public-listed company.

Matrix announces profit lift, share buyback

Matrix Composites & Engineering has resumed dividend payments after reporting a net profit of $3.9 million on the back of a 21 per cent increase in sales revenue.
Name Transactions Total
Maurice Brand 3 $92.3m >>
David Singleton 3 $37.5m >>
Dongyi Hua 3 $17.5m >>
Company Transactions Total
Morgan Stanley 1 $317.0m >>
Hartleys 18 $314.5m >>
Euroz Securities 12 $264.6m >>
Company Transactions Total
Ashurst 7 $902.4m >>
Steinepreis Paganin 41 $451.9m >>
Gilbert + Tobin 12 $276.8m >>
Company Transactions Total
MMA Offshore 1 $317.0m >>
Aquarius Platinum 1 $244.0m >>
Paladin Energy 1 $205.0m >>
Company Transactions Total
Cannings Purple 15 $301.9m >>
Mandate Corporate 3 $187.3m >>
FTI Consulting 7 $162.3m >>
Company Transactions Total
BDO 12 $108.7m >>
KPMG 2 $95.2m >>
Moore Stephens Perth 3 $24.2m >>
Transaction type Transactions Total
Placement 124 $1,370.3m >>
Entitlement offer 36 $409.0m >>
Placement + entitlement offer 26 $775.2m >>


Rio Tinto$26.71bn
BHP Billiton Iron Ore$24.30bn
North West Shelf Venture$19.62bn
Fortescue Metals Group$12.48bn
Woodside Petroleum$6.09bn
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