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
BWP Trust Entitlement offer $200.0m >>
Forge Group Block trade $187.0m >>
Karoon Gas Australia Placement $150.0m >>

Aspire to raise $2.2m for coal project

Subiaco-based explorer Aspire Mining has announced a $2.2 million placement to sophisticated investors for drilling at its Nuurstei coal project in northern Mongolia.

Arrium seeks to raise $754m

Iron ore miner and steelmaker Arrium is seeking to raise at least $754 million through the issue of new shares, to reduce debt amid falling prices for iron ore.

Manas to raise $850,000 for gold project

Manas Resources has announced plans to raise $850,000 to fund pre-development work at its Shambesai gold project in the Kyrgyz Republic.
Name Transactions Total
Brett Clark 4 $17.4m >>
Damon Neaves 3 $28.5m >>
Maredi Mphahlele 3 $24.7m >>
Company Transactions Total
Macquarie Capital 3 $379.8m >>
UBS 5 $364.7m >>
Patersons Securities 27 $229.6m >>
Company Transactions Total
Steinepreis Paganin 38 $263.5m >>
Herbert Smith Freehills 3 $262.9m >>
K&L Gates 4 $179.5m >>
Company Transactions Total
BWP Trust 1 $200.0m >>
BC Iron 2 $192.8m >>
Forge Group 1 $187.0m >>
Company Transactions Total
Cannings Purple 8 $363.4m >>
FTI Consulting 5 $163.3m >>
Read Corporate 19 $158.3m >>
Company Transactions Total
Stantons International 4 $35.0m >>
BDO 5 $20.6m >>
Deloitte 1 $5.0m >>
Transaction type Transactions Total
Placement 137 $1,609.3m >>
Entitlement offer 61 $651.9m >>
Share purchase plan 23 $438.5m >>


Rio Tinto$21.40bn
BHP Billiton Iron Ore$17.97bn
North West Shelf Venture$16.84bn
Fortescue Metals Group$8.12bn
Gold Corporation$5.81bn
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