Bard1 raises $7.5m, makes board changes

Cancer-focused medical technology company BARD1 Life Sciences has raised around $7.5 million via a share placement and rights issue, and has appointed two non-executive directors to its board.

Fleetcare secures $150m in funding

Wangara-based Fleetcare has struck a $150 million deal with an undisclosed major Australian bank, which it says will pave the way for additional growth.

Macmahon buys GBF for $48m-plus

Mining services firm Macmahon Holdings has acquired underground mining contractor GBF, which currently has around $266 million worth of work in its order book.

DJ Carmichael acquired by Shaw and Partners

Shaw and Partners has acquired Perth-based financial advisory and planning firm DJ Carmichael, which has approximately $650 million funds under its advice.

Prospect raises $5.2m

Prospect Resources has raised $5.2 million via a share placement and share options exercise, with the funds raised to be utilised for general working capital.

Vocus shares dive as AGL walks away again

Vocus Group shares have lost nearly a third of their value after AGL Energy abandoned a $3.02 billion takeover proposal less than a week after making a second offer for the internet provider.

Saracen makes $38m takeover bid for Bligh

Saracen Mineral Holdings has made an all-scrip takeover offer for Fremantle-based gold explorer Bligh Resources, as it seeks to increase the resource for its Thunderbox operations.

Tasman shares surge on Fortescue deal

Fortescue Metals Group has signed a conditional farm-in and joint venture agreement with Perth-based Tasman Resources for an exploration project in South Australia.

Borrello bought by national law firm

Thomson Geer has become the latest in a string of east coast law firms to enter the Western Australian market, acquiring LSV Borrello 10 years after the local firm was established.

Aust Mines to raise up to $10m

Australian Mines has launched an underwritten share purchase plan, with the funds raised to advance its Sconi project.

All-time high for Wesfarmers shares amid $230m purchase

Wesfarmers shares have hit an all-time high on the same day it announced the $230 million acquisition of online retailer Catch Group.

Canaccord set to buy Patersons for $25 million

Canada-based Canaccord Genuity has struck a deal to acquire underperforming Perth-based stock broker Patersons Securities for about $25 million.

Cazaly to sell Parker Range for up to $13.4m

Cazaly Resources has signed an agreement to sell its Parker Range iron ore project in the Yilgarn region to private explorer Gold Valley Iron for up to $13.35 million plus royalties.

Battery metals juniors raise $21.5m

TNG is set to raise $15 million via a share placement and rights issue, while Lithium Australia has announced a $6.5 million rights issue.

AGL returns with new $3bn offer for Vocus

AGL Energy has announced a new $3.02 billion offer for telco Vocus less than a week after Swedish private equity firm EQT Infrastructure scrapped its own takeover bid for the Sydney-based company.

PolarX to raise $4.3m

PolarX will undertake a $4.3 million rights issue, less than a week after it secured the same amount via an earn-in investment from Lundin Mining.

Peel raises $7m

Base metals junior Peel Mining has raised $7 million through an oversubscribed share placement, with the funds to go towards its projects in the Cobar Basin in NSW.

Salt Lake raises $20m

Salt Lake Potash has raised $20.25 million via a share placement, with the funds set to advance the development of its Lake Way project.

Titan raises $20m for acquisition

Titan Minerals has raised $20 million via a share placement, as the Subiaco-based junior seeks to complete its acquisition of Canada-based Core Gold and advance Core's Dynasty Goldfield project in Ecuador.

Africa-focused juniors raise $14m

Uranium explorer Deep Yellow and Rare earths hopeful Pensana Metals have raised $9 million and $5 million, respectively, as the two companies seek to advance their projects in Africa.

Lepidico to raise $11m

Lepidico has raised $10.8 million via a rights issue, with the funds to go towards its lithium hydroxide production product.