As editor, Mark oversees the day-to-day online news at Business News. His particular brief is following major deals, the professions and private/family businesses. Mark has 35 years' career experience, primarily in business journalism. Before becoming a journalist, he was an economist with the Commonwealth Treasury in Canberra. He has worked for The Australian Financial Review and The West Australian, and also has public relations and corporate affairs experience.
In the final instalment of the mergers and acquisitions series, Mark Beyer gets a legal perspective.
BEHIND every M&A lawyer is a frustrated merchant banker. It’s an old cliche but it has an element of truth.
QUEENSLAND company Super Cheap Auto has agreed to pay $25.3 million for Perth-based auto parts group Marlows.
The price of the acquisition was revealed for the first time in a notice of meeting sent recently to Marlows’ shareholders.
The debt collection industry has witnessed enormous change over the past few years. Mark Beyer looks at how services have evolved.
FOUR years ago, the debt collection industry in Perth was dominated by locally owned and locally run firms.
THE past two years have been disappointing for investors in gaming and resort operator Burswood.
The company has reported weak profit results, its share price has fallen and many broking analysts now have a ‘sell’ recommendation on the stock.
There has been fevered speculation surrounding the future of Hartleys. Mark Beyer sorts through the rumours.
THE linkage may seem obscure, but Westpac’s acquisition of BT Financial Group last year could have a critical bearing on the future of Hartleys.
Sodexo has been shortlisted with two other companies to manage all of Rio Tinto’s camps and other facilities in the Pilbara, in the same week it has been awarded a contract to run Shell’s Prelude Floating LNG facility.
Woodside Petroleum is hoping to win state government backing for a new 700-bed fly-in, fly-out camp at Karratha, after selecting a consortium led by Multiplex and Compass Group to build, own and operate the facility.