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
Seven West Media Entitlement offer $612.0m >>
TransAlta Corporation Preferential share issue $220.0m >>
Paladin Energy Convertible bonds issue $200.0m >>

Offer for Mungana rejected, raising completed

An independent expert's report has found Auctus Chillagoe's takeover offer of Mungana Goldmines to be both unfair and unreasonable, saying the 13.5 cents a share offer was opportunistic and undervalued the business.

Magnolia to raise $5m

Perth-based Magnolia Resources has engaged two brokers to undertake a $5 million capital raising as part of its reverse takeover of Canadian e-commerce company PDT Technologies.

Ramelius gives nod for Vivien mine

The board of gold miner Ramelius Resources has given its approval to begin mining at the company's Vivien project near Leinster, while also announcing a $10 million facility secured with the Commonwealth Bank of Australia.
Name Transactions Total
George Bauk 2 $49.5m >>
Royce McAuslane 2 $26.3m >>
David Pringle 2 $22.0m >>
Company Transactions Total
UBS 1 $612.0m >>
Macquarie Capital 2 $265.0m >>
JP Morgan 1 $200.0m >>
Company Transactions Total
Herbert Smith Freehills 3 $346.3m >>
Squire Patton Boggs 5 $247.1m >>
Johnson Winter & Slattery 2 $49.5m >>
Company Transactions Total
Seven West Media 1 $612.0m >>
TransAlta Corporation 1 $220.0m >>
Paladin Energy 1 $200.0m >>
Company Transactions Total
Cannings Corporate 1 $612.0m >>
Read Corporate 4 $201.4m >>
Cannings Purple 2 $49.5m >>
Company Transactions Total
Deloitte 2 $615.5m >>
Stantons International 3 $51.9m >>
BDO 3 $15.7m >>
Transaction type Transactions Total
Placement 39 $472.6m >>
Entitlement offer 9 $635.7m >>
Placement + entitlement offer 8 $135.9m >>


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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