Buru takes full ownership of Ungani

Onshore oil producer Buru Energy has taken full ownership of the Ungani operation in the Canning Basin as part of an asset swap with its joint venture partner, Mitsubishi Corporation.

Merchant merges with Somers

Financial services firm Merchant Group has announced plans to merge with investment bank and funds manager Somers & Partners.

Swick raises $5m, buys tech business

Swick Mining Services has raised about $5 million from investors to fund the buyout of minority shareholders in a mineral analysis and measurement technology company in which it already owns a major stake.

AHG takes stake in auction business

Logistics and car retailer Automotive Holdings Group has bought a major stake in an east coast-based vehicle auction business for an undisclosed sum.

Coventry to buy Alaskan explorer

Subiaco-based Coventry Resources will be rebranded after completing the $8.3 million acquisition of a gold explorer focused on projects in Alaska, and announcing plans for a $10 million raising.

Triangle buys out Cliff Head stakeholder

A joint venture between Cottesloe-based Triangle Energy Global and Royal Energy has taken full ownership of the Cliff Head offshore oil project in the Perth Basin after buying out previous stakeholder Roc Oil for $US3.75 million ($A5 million).

Encounter raises funds for gold exploration

West Perth-based Encounter Resources has tapped investors for $3.4 million to fund ongoing exploration at its gold projects in the eastern Pilbara region.

Enerji exits administration

Thermal energy company Enerji has exited administration with plans to raise $5.6 million and lift a share trading suspension on the ASX.

Magmatic debuts on ASX

A new Perth-based gold and copper exploration company has closed flat on its first day of trading on the ASX, after completing a $4 million initial public offering.

AusCann raises $12m

AusCann Group Holdings has confirmed a $12 million capital raising to fund the development and manufacture of medical cannabis products in Australia.

JV partner buys $64m stake in Gold Road

South African mining giant Gold Fields has spent $64.3 million to increase its stake in Perth-based Gold Road Resources to 10 per cent, as the two companies jointly develop the Gruyere project.

BBI to buy MinRes iron ore operation

The owner of the $6 billion Balla Balla iron ore project in the Pilbara has entered into an option agreement to acquire the nearby Weelumurra asset from Mineral Resources for an undisclosed sum.

Danakali raises $12m for potash project

Aspiring potash producer Danakali has tapped investors for $12.3 million as it moves ahead with development of its Colluli project in Africa.

KPMG buys CCIWA's migration services arm

Professional services organisation KPMG hopes to better assist companies affected by changes to foreign worker laws after acquiring the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of WA's migration services division for an undisclosed sum.

Musgrave raises funds for gold project

Perth-based Musgrave Minerals has tapped investors for $3 million to fund exploration work at its Cue gold project in the Murchison region.

Fairfax shares jump on beefed-up bid

Fairfax Media shares have hit their highest level in six years after a consortium led by US-based private equity giant TPG Capital upped its takeover bid by $500 million and widened it to now include the entire company.

Decmil sells property for $27m

Engineering and construction contractor Decmil Group has sold its Osborne Park headquarters to Primewest Funds for $27.5 million.

Samson to sell New Mexico asset

Perth-based Samson Oil and Gas announced today that it had entered into a purchase and sale agreement with a US-based energy company in respect of its State GC assets in New Mexico.

Pan Asia to sell share in Indonesian project

Diversified energy company Pan Asia Corporation announced today that it has entered in to a heads of agreement with Glory Merry for the sale of its Innovation West Mantewe subsidiary, which has a 75 per cent interest in Indonesian mining operation Transcoal Minergy. 

Impact to raise $4m

Gold hopeful Impact Minerals is aiming to raise $4 million through a share purchase plan to fund exploration at is Commonwealth gold-silver-base metals project in NSW.