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Corporate finance deals July 10 to July 14 2017

Pancontinental Oil & Gas NL has successfully completed the acquisition of 100% of the shares of Bombora Natural Energy Pty Ltd.

Vale John Bennison – Wesfarmers CEO 1974-84

Western Australian conglomerate Wesfarmers has paid tribute to its former chief executive John Bennison, who led the business as it transitioned from an agricultural cooperative to a listed industrial company.

Corporate finance deals Feb 13 to Feb 17 2017

Cape Lambert Resources Limited has sold its royalty on the Mayoko iron ore project for $1 million cash subject to the formality of the new owners signing off on the transaction.

Hall & Prior proceeds with $67m development

Hall & Prior Health and Aged Care Group has today announced plans to proceed with a $67 million aged care facility in High Wycombe, due for completion in the second half of 2019.

Fastbrick builds way to top Techboard spot

Fastbrick Robotics was Techboard’s highest ranking company for December, after the recently ASX-listed robotic bricklayer won the Mitsubishi Corporation WA Innovator of the Year award, and also completed an $8 million capital raising from Hunter Hall Investment Management.

Carnegie tops Techboard for 2016

Fremantle-based renewable energy company Carnegie Wave Energy has been named Techboard’s highest trending company for 2016.

Alan Tough dies at 77

Local businessman Alan Tough has passed away at the age of 77.

Fastbrick builds way to Techboard podium

Fastbrick Robotics has topped Techboard’s startup and tech company ranking this fortnight, following its win at the 2016 WA Innovator of the Year awards.

Carnegie continues Techboard run

Carnegie Wave Energy has topped Techboard’s startup ranking this fortnight, following the announcement of its acquisition of fellow cleantech Energy Made Clean (ranked second) for $13 million earlier this week.

CrowdfundUP jumps to first place on Techboard rank

Local fintech CrowdfundUP tops this fortnight's Techboard ranking, having closed a $2.1 million capital raising led by Sydney-based Positive Investment Enterprise.

Carnegie makes waves on Techboard

Carnegie Wave Energy has taken first place in Techboard's top trending startup rank this fortnight, after announcing a $2.5 million grant for a wave and solar power microgrid on Garden Island.

WA venues top national awards

Two Western Australian businesses and a WA venue manager have won major titles at the Australian Hotels Association national awards for excellence, announced at the Royal Pines Resort on the Gold Coast last night. 

HotCopper tops Techboard following ASX debut

Online share trading forum HotCopper Holdings listed on the ASX this week, and topped Techboard’s ranking as a result of the news coverage.

TikForce sign agreement with WorkPac

Perth-based workplace management technology business TikForce has teamed up with one of Australia’s largest staffing solutions providers to work on joint bids, tenders and projects.

Power Ledger stays on Techboard's top spot

Power Ledger remains in the top spot on Techboard’s ranking table for the second fortnight running, having announced its first commercial deal for the provision of its technology platform.

Power Ledger makes Techboard debut

Fintech and cleantech are the most trending sectors this fortnight, with six of Techboard’s top eight companies coming from these sectors.

Hazer tops Techboard rank

Half of the top twelve trending companies in Techboard’s ranking this fortnight are health-techs, with Perth continuing to assert its credentials in the space.

Family Zone tops Techboard rank

WAIITA Incite startup of the year Family Zone is Techboard’s top trending startup for this fortnight, after launching a $4.5 million IPO and capturing significant mindshare as a result.

Shark Shield reaches top spot on Techboard ladder

Safety and security companies featured heavily in Techboard’s top trending startups this past fortnight, with five out of the top ten companies representing the category.

Shark Mitigation hits top Techboard spot

Shark Mitigation Systems has climbed to the top of Techboard’s latest ranking of startup companies, having spent the previous three fortnights at number two.

Curtis jailed for insider trading

High-society white collar criminal Oliver Peter Curtis will spend a year in jail for insider trading that netted him more than $1.4 million when he was 21 years old.

Velpic secures top spot on Techboard rank

Techboard has named Velpic as its top trending company this fortnight, with the eLearning platform undertaking a capital raising and signing its first sporting and hospitality client.

Guthrie named first female MCA chair

Toro Energy chief executive Vanessa Guthrie has been elected the first female chair of the Minerals Council of Australia.

Rhinohide excites investors, tops Techboard

Vehicle protective system Rhinohide has dominated Techboard's startup ranking this fortnight following a successful pitch on Channel Ten's Shark Tank, which led to a bidding war between three of the investors.

Nuheara tops Techboard ranking

Justin Miller's Nuheara has ranked first in this fortnight's Techboard ranking, with Storekat and Curtin University startup ePAT ranked second and third respectively. 

StayWell hotel for Subi XO development

Sydney-based hotel group StayWell Hospitality Group has confirmed it will bring its Park Regis brand to Western Australia after signing deal with developer Dradgin to be part of the former Ace Cinemas site in Subiaco.

Macmahon preferred for Moreton job

Moreton Resources has named Perth-based Macmahon Holdings as the preferred mining partner for its South Burnett coal project.

Aecor buys Vertical Services

Offshore oil and gas services firm Aecor Group has expanded through the acquisition of industrial rope access and inspection company Vertical Services.

Innovation Fund winners named

Freedom Wi-Fi and Triplify have each received $20,000 grants through the City of Joondalup's Innovation Fund, which was established last year to develop entrepreneurial and enterprising business activities.

Crown Perth sweeps AHA awards

Crown Perth has stamped its claim as the state’s best hotel, taking home a swag of prizes at the Australian Hotels Association’s accommodation industry awards last night.

Unregistered builder to pay $42,500 for illegal work

Richard Jonathon Sheridan, the director of One Emperor Pty Ltd (deregistered – ASIC) trading as WOW Makeovers, has been successfully prosecuted by the Building Commissioner for registration and contractual offences he committed in relation to a $250,000 renovation of a Scarborough house between May and November 2011.

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Unregistered builder to pay $42,500 for illegal work

Richard Jonathon Sheridan, the director of One Emperor Pty Ltd (deregistered – ASIC) trading as WOW Makeovers, has been successfully prosecuted by the Building Commissioner for registration and contractual offences he committed in relation to a $250,000 renovation of a Scarborough house between May and November 2011.

Hall & Prior proceeds with $67m development

Hall & Prior Health and Aged Care Group has today announced plans to proceed with a $67 million aged care facility in High Wycombe, due for completion in the second half of 2019.

WA venues top national awards

Two Western Australian businesses and a WA venue manager have won major titles at the Australian Hotels Association national awards for excellence, announced at the Royal Pines Resort on the Gold Coast last night. 

Alan Tough dies at 77

Local businessman Alan Tough has passed away at the age of 77.

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Broadband network waste of money: iiNet

iiNet managing director Michael Malone has warned a Senate Committee that the federal government's national broadband network is doomed to be a huge monumental failure and a waste of $5 billion of taxpayers money.

Moore River project gets approval

The state government has given conditional approval for the Plunkett family's proposed residential development at Moore River, north of Perth, but has substantially scaled down the size of the project.

WA School of Mines under threat

The globally-respected Western Australian School of Mines campus in Kalgoorlie will inevitably be closed unless far reaching changes are made, some of the school's most prominent graduates have warned.

Port Bouvard lodges Gidgegannup plan

Port Bouvard has lodged its master plan for the Gidgegannup townsite with the City of Swan and the Western Australian Planning Commission following 18 months of planning and environmental investigations.