Peter Bilbe-led Adriatic Metals began trading on the ASX today, after the company raised $10 million via an initial public offering to fund exploration work at its Veovaca and Rupice projects in Europe.
Applecross-based Mineral Resources is looking to sell a 49 per cent stake in its Wodgina lithium project, as work to investigate the feasibility of a lithium hydroxide or carbonate processing plant at the site continues.
New Century Resources has raised $40 million to complete the restart of its zinc mine in Queensland, while Vimy Resources and Geopacific Resources have tapped investors for $6 million and $10 million respectively.
Emeco Holdings has made its fifth big acquisition in the past three years, acquiring Queensland-based Matilda Equipment for $80 million while also announcing a $90 million capital raising to fund the purchase.
Japanese group Mitsui & Co has begun the compulsory acquisition process of Waitsia gas field operator AWE, after increasing its stake in the oil and gas company above the 90 per cent threshold last week.
King & Wood Mallesons Partner Nathan Collins, who was involved in the debt restructuring of troubled uranium miner Paladin Energy, says the deal, which left existing shareholders with a 2 per cent stake, was the only real option for the company.
Emerge Gaming (formerly Arrowhead Resources) started trading on the ASX today, after the former junior explorer completed a reverse takeover of private technology company Gaming Battle Ground for $3.7 million, and raised $5 million via an initial public offering.
Perth-based Genesis Minerals has received commitments to raise $5 million through a share placement, with the funds to be spent on a drilling program and a feasibility study at its Ulysses gold project.
Finbar Group has raised $31 million through a share placement, with the funds going towards the construction of the $350 million Canning Bridge project in Applecross and the $108 million Palmyra Apartments Estate project.
Junior explorers Black Mountain Resources and Australian Vanadium have announced $3 million capital raisings, while gold-focused Crusader Resources is tapping investors for $6.5 million as part of its initial public offering on the London AIM.