Siemens buys Perth business

Global business Siemens is expanding its footprint in the rail infrastructure sector with the acquisition of Perth-headquartered MRX Technologies for an undisclosed sum.

Silver Lake sells Murchison assets to Westgold

Silver Lake Resources has announced the sale of its remaining interests in the Murchison region to Metals X spin-out Westgold Resources in a cash-and-shares deal worth $10 million.

Brierty signs facility deal with Bankwest

Brierty has signed a new facility and debt restructure agreement with Bankwest that is conditional on the company's rectification plan at Rio Tinto's Western Turner Syncline project being approved by the iron ore miner.

Calidus debuts on ASX

Gold-focused Calidus Resources has begun trading on the ASX after raising $7.8 million from investors and completing a reverse takeover of biotech company Pharmanet Group.

Dreamscape buys Singapore firm for $30m

ASX-listed tech firm Dreamscape Networks has entered into an agreement to acquire a Singapore-based hosting and domain services business for about $30 million in cash and scrip.

APA Group to power Gruyere

APA Group will construct a new $180 million gas pipeline and power station to provide energy to Gold Road Resources' Gruyere gold project near Laverton.

Lepidico survives takeover attempt

A hostile acquisition attempt aimed at junior explorer Lepidico has passed deadline with minimal acceptances and will not go ahead, the takeover target says.

Golden Mile debuts on ASX

Golden Mile Resources has wrapped up its first day of trading on the ASX, after raising $4.5 million from investors through an initial public offering.

Sandfire buys into DeGrussa neighbour

Sandfire Resources will spend $3 million to earn a majority stake in Thundelarra's Red Bore project, which lies adjacent to the copper miner's DeGrussa operation in the Bryah Basin.

Crusader attracts $54m takeover

Brazil-focused gold explorer Crusader Resources has recommended shareholders accept an all-scrip takeover offer from AIM-listed Stratex International, that values the target at $54 million.

Pilbara taps investors for another $65m

Pilbara Minerals has announced another capital raising, this time by way of a placement and share purchase plan, to fund development of its Pilgangoora lithium project.

Independence to sell copper project for $47m

Independence Group has announced plans to sell its Stockman copper-zinc project in Victoria for $47.2 million in cash and royalty payments, but will record a $20 million impairment on the project.

Schrole seeks listing through Aquaint takeover

An Osborne Park-based recruitment technology company focused on the education sector has announced plans to list on the ASX through the reverse takeover of Aquaint Capital Holdings.

Nordic backing for Pilbara Minerals

Norway-based investment bank Pareto Securities has completed its first major Australian deal, as sole manager of a $US100 million ($A133 million) bond issue announced today by Pilbara Minerals.

PCF targets $4bn opportunity

Australian mining and exploration companies have been urged to target North American investors, with PCF Capital Group saying this strategy could bring $4 billion into the local industry.

Western Areas to sell $27m stake in Bluejay

Nickel miner Western Areas has announced plans to sell its stake in an ilmenite-copper-nickel explorer which is dual-listed on the AIM and FSE markets for up to $27.5 million.

Elsight debuts on ASX

An Israeli tech company has commenced trading on the ASX after raising $5 million from investors through an initial public offering and setting up shop in West Perth.

Gold juniors in $21m tie-up

Local gold explorers Anova Metals and Exterra Resources have entered into a merger agreement, with Anova to wholly acquire Exterra in an all-scrip deal worth $21.3 million.

DigitalX attracts new major shareholder

An Australian company operating in the bitcoin and blockchain space has committed to become a 40 per cent shareholder in software company DigitalX by way of a $4.35 million investment.

Zeta out, Pancontinental moves in on Bombora

A third party has made a play to acquire private company Bombora Natural Energy, after Zeta Petroleum backed out of its takeover plans with the target yesterday.