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 >>

Predictive seeks $1.85m for gold search

West African-focused gold explorer Predictive Discovery plans to raise up to $1.85 million for further exploration, through a placement and a rights issue backed by its biggest shareholder.

Wesfarmers to raise $864m in bond issue

Wesfarmers says it will raise about $864 million through a bond issue under its Euro Medium Term Note program.

Lynas to raise $83m to pay debt

Rare earths producer Lynas Corporation has announced an $83 million capital raising to help replenish its crippled cash balance.
Name Transactions Total
Maurice Brand 3 $92.3m >>
Bryan Dixon 3 $6.5m >>
Brett Clark 2 $67.0m >>
Company Transactions Total
Euroz Securities 19 $607.6m >>
Patersons Securities 76 $476.8m >>
UBS 8 $456.6m >>
Company Transactions Total
Ashurst Australia 6 $874.3m >>
Steinepreis Paganin 32 $513.0m >>
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 28 $191.5m >>
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 111 $1,178.2m >>
Entitlement offer 27 $413.3m >>
Placement + entitlement offer 21 $482.6m >>


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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