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
Mermaid Marine Australia Placement + entitlement offer $317.0m >>
Aquarius Platinum Entitlement offer $244.0m >>
Sirius Resources Placement $189.0m >>

Blackham to raise $3m

Shares in Blackham Resources have plummeted after it announced it had received commitments for $3.15 million at 11.5 cents per share to fund exploration and development studies at its Matilda gold project.

Kimberley shares up on Chinese placement

Shares in Kimberley Diamonds closed 25 per cent higher today after the company announced it had entered into a subscription agreement to raise $4.37 million from a Chinese institutional investor.

White Star to acquire Spookfish, raise $4m

White Star Resources has gained backing from Perth businessmen Rod Jones and Brent Stewart, who plan to invest in a $4 million capital raising to support the acquisition of Spookfish and Geospatial Investments.
Name Transactions Total
Maurice Brand 3 $92.3m >>
David Singleton 3 $37.5m >>
Bryan Dixon 3 $6.5m >>
Company Transactions Total
Morgan Stanley 1 $317.0m >>
Hartleys 17 $269.4m >>
Euroz Securities 12 $266.9m >>
Company Transactions Total
Ashurst Australia 6 $874.3m >>
Steinepreis Paganin 31 $511.0m >>
Allen & Overy 1 $244.0m >>
Company Transactions Total
Mermaid Marine Australia 1 $317.0m >>
Aquarius Platinum 1 $244.0m >>
Sirius Resources 1 $189.0m >>
Company Transactions Total
Cannings Purple 15 $302.8m >>
Professional Public Relations 29 $194.4m >>
Mandate Corporate 3 $189.6m >>
Company Transactions Total
KPMG 2 $95.2m >>
BDO 7 $91.5m >>
Deloitte 1 $60.0m >>
Transaction type Transactions Total
Placement 113 $1,211.1m >>
Entitlement offer 27 $413.3m >>
Placement + entitlement offer 22 $490.6m >>


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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