African Energy plans $4.5m raising

West Perth-based junior African Energy Resources has announced plans to raise $4.5 million through a share placement and rights issue to advance its coal and power projects in Botswana.

Cassini raises $10m for West Musgrave

Cassini Resources has raised $10 million via a share placement with the proceeds earmarked for exploration activities its recently acquired West Musgrave nickel project.

$40m Pioneer IPO a 20-month high

Perth-based financial services group Pioneer Credit has outlined plans for a $40.2 million IPO, the largest by a Perth company in 20 months.

iCollege readies for backdoor listing

Online education provider iCollege expects to begin trading within days on the Australian Securities Exchange as the company wraps up a reverse takeover of DGI Holdings.

SITA snaps up Kalgoorlie waste recovery firm

National waste recovery firm SITA Australia has acquired Kalgoorlie-based industrial and waste services business MAILS for an undisclosed sum.

Malone spearheads backdoor listing

Minrex Resources has agreed to a reverse takeover by private firm Skin Elements, a sunscreen and cosmetics company steered by former New Tel head Peter Malone and corporate advisor Luke Martino.

Resonance Health to raise $5.1 million

Resonance Health intends to raise up to $5.1 million with a placement and entitlement offer, pitched at 5 cents per share.

Kin eyes Navigator's Leonora project

Perth-based explorer Kin Mining has agreed to purchase the Leonora gold project in the Goldfields from the administrators of Navigator Resources for $2.7 million.

Tawana in $5m capital raising

Shares in Perth-based explorer Tawana Resources are trading lower after the company announced it has raised $5 million through a discounted share placement.

Small windows of opportunity for finance

SPECIAL REPORT: The gold and technology sectors have experienced a boost in investment activity for the March quarter, but doubts remain over whether it will last.

Local IT and technology players woo investors

SPECIAL REPORT: Waning interest in the resources sector has encouraged a pick-up in IT and tech companies.

Wesfarmers sells insurance arm for $1bn

Wesfarmers has agreed to sell its insurance broking arm for $1.01 billion, marking an exit from the industry for the company.

A-Cap, Lucapa seek capital

Perth-based juniors A-Cap Resources and Lucapa Diamond Company have tapped the market for capital as they look to advance their respective projects.

Jacka launches review, $3.9m raising

Jacka Resources has launched a $3.9 million capital raising and will review its operations and restructure its board in a bid to cut costs following Tangiers Petroleum’s failed takeover of the company.

Centaurus raises $5m from cornerstone investors

Centaurus Metals has raised $5 million for early-stage works at its Jambreiro iron ore project in Brazil while it finalises a debt funding package for the development.

Cassini to buy BHP Billiton nickel assets

BHP Billiton’s divestment of its West Musgrave nickel project to Cassini Resources has had a dramatic and valuable impact on the junior miner's share price.

Pioneer Credit plans IPO

Perth-based financial services group Pioneer Credit is looking to raise more than $40 million with the sale of just over half the company through an IPO which will provide capital for the group to expand its debt purchasing.

Resource Equipment plans $9m raising

Resource Equipment has announced plans to raise up to $8.8 million through a share placement to a consortium of investors with experience in the equipment rental and water management industries.

Fotios lifts Horseshoe stake

Shares in West Perth-based junior Horseshoe Metals have soared after the company outlined plans to raise $2 million through a placement and rights issue in a deal with investor Michael Fotios.

Harvey Fresh sold for $117m

Harvey Fresh has been acquired by Italian dairy giant Parmalat in a deal which values the Western Australian milk and fruit juice company at about $117 million.

Tungsten plans $4.2m capital raising

Belmont-based junior Tungsten Mining hopes to raise about $4.2 million through a heavily discounted share placement and entitlement offer to fund engineering studies at its Kilba tungsten project in the Gascoyne.