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

Atlas shareholders back $180m raising

More than 94 per cent of Atlas Iron shareholders have voted in favour of the company's proposed $180 million capital raising, which is designed to ensure its longer-term viability.

MOKO raises $6.8m

Perth-founded technology business MOKO Social Media has raised $6.8 million through the exercise of share options.

Reward raises $5m for potash project

The Michael Ruane-led minerals explorer Reward Minerals has received firm commitments for a $5.2 million capital raising to fund ongoing work at its LD potash project in the Little Sandy Desert.

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 Securities204$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 Purple63$1,512.6m>>
Professional Public Relations154$1,191.7m>>

Top Accountants

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

Top Transaction Types

Transaction TypeTransactionsTotal
Placement710$10,178.1m>>
Entitlement offer232$4,878.1m>>
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

Kathmandu shares soar on takeover bid

Struggling outdoor clothing and equipment retailer Kathmandu has caught the eye of a New Zealand homewares and sports retailer seeking a takeover.

Bentley bids $8m for Strike

An investment company chaired by Perth businessman Farooq Khan has made an off-market $8 million cash bid for full ownership of Strike Resources, and may seek opportunities for the business outside the resources sector.

Auroch sells Manica project for $US12m

Perth-based explorer Auroch Minerals has sold its Mozambique gold assets to Xtract Resources for a cash and share package worth $US12.5 million ($A16.3million).

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>>
Allens10$13,132.7m>>

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 acquisition287$47,395.7m>>
Takeover63$39,531.2m>>
Acquisition239$30,457.1m>>

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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