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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Mark Pownall, Executive Editor, introducing the Corporate Finance initiative

ECM - Top Deals

Top Deals

CompanyTypeRaised
Fortescue Metals GroupBond issue$1,444.4m>>
Seven West MediaEntitlement offer$693.0m>>
Seven West MediaEntitlement offer$440.0m>>

Top Articles

M&A deals define June quarter - SPECIAL REPORT

Upwards of 130 corporate finance transactions worth more than $11 billion were announced in WA in the June quarter, but most notable was a handful of landmark M&A deals.

Geopacific to raise $23m for Cambodia project

Gold and copper miner Geopacific Resources has launched a $23 million capital raising to fund an exploration program at its Kou Sa project in Cambodia.

Phylogica plummets on $10m raising

Subiaco-based biotech firm Phylogica has announced plans for a heavily discounted $10 million capital raising to fund development of its cancer treatment programs.

Most Active Directors

CEO/MANAGING DIRECTORTransactionsTotal
Nev Power1$1,444.4m>>
John Borshoff5$835.2m>>
Chris Wharton1$693.0m>>

Top Advisers

CompanyTransactionsTotal
UBS28$693.0m>>
Hartleys94$150.0m>>
Patersons Securities205$64.7m>>

Top Lawyers

CompanyTransactionsTotal
Allen & Overy11$2,070.2m>>
Ashurst25$1,874.9m>>
Herbert Smith Freehills31$1,603.1m>>

Top Companies

CompanyTransactionsTotal
Fortescue Metals Group1$1,444.4m>>
Seven West Media3$1,444.0m>>
Paladin Energy5$835.2m>>

Top PR Companies

CompanyTransactionsTotal
FTI Consulting58$3,130.5m>>
Cannings Purple62$1,264.6m>>
Professional Public Relations154$1,191.7m>>

Top Accountants

CompanyTransactionsTotal
PwC4$763.0m>>
Deloitte7$474.5m>>
BDO53$452.4m>>

Top Transaction Types

Transaction TypeTransactionsTotal
Placement708$10,167.1m>>
Entitlement offer231$4,636.7m>>
Bond issue1$1,444.4m>>

Top Deals

BidderTypeValue
South32De-merger$10,900.0m>>
Barrick GoldTakeover$6,960.0m>>
MinMetals ResourcesTakeover$5,900.0m>>

Top Articles

Ahrens adds Savannah to expand its Pilbara presence

South Australian construction and engineering company Ahrens has acquired Savannah Engineers for an undisclosed sum, expanding its existing Pilbara presence.

AHG buys Perth Mercedes dealerships for $60m

Automotive Holdings Group has bought all three Mercedes-Benz dealerships in Perth from Western Pacific Automotive for a combined $58 million.

M&A deals define June quarter - SPECIAL REPORT

Upwards of 130 corporate finance transactions worth more than $11 billion were announced in WA in the June quarter, but most notable was a handful of landmark M&A deals.

Most Active Directors

CEO/Managing DirectorTransactionsTotal
Graham Kerr1$10,900.0m>>
Craig Williams2$5,750.0m>>
Peter Coleman2$4,328.4m>>

Top Advisers

CompanyTransactionsTotal
Macquarie Capital17$18,639.2m>>
Goldman Sachs4$17,752.0m>>
UBS5$16,168.0m>>

Top Lawyers

CompanyTransactionsTotal
Herbert Smith Freehills28$27,772.1m>>
Allen & Overy25$18,840.4m>>
Allens9$12,430.7m>>

Top Companies

CompanyTransactionsTotal
South321$10,900.0m>>
MinMetals Resources2$7,200.0m>>
Barrick Gold2$6,980.0m>>

Top PR Companies

CompanyTransactionsTotal
FTI Consulting35$13,613.0m>>
Citadel-Magnus12$4,669.0m>>
Cosway Australia2$4,201.0m>>

Top Independent Experts

CompanyTransactionsTotal
Grant Samuel2$12,000.0m>>
EY7$5,379.4m>>
PwC13$3,485.5m>>

Top Transaction Types

Transaction typeTransactionsTotal
Asset acquisition286$46,672.8m>>
Takeover63$39,531.2m>>
Acquisition240$30,515.1m>>

Exporters

LabelValue
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
Others$81.20bn
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