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Ausdrill moves forward on BTP takeover

Ausdrill has advanced its plan to acquire the Best Tractor Parts Group, signing a non-binding heads of agreement to negotiate terms and conditions of the transaction.

Cove to acquire Finnish titanium project

Cove Resources says it has opened up a pathway to production by launching a plan to acquire an advanced stage titanium project in Finland for $11.2 million.

AHG founders offload stake to rival dealer

Automotive Holdings Group's founding shareholders have sold a significant stake in the company to Brisbane-headquartered dealership group AP Eagers.

Navigator tumbles on $16m rights issue

Navigator Resources shares have tanked after the struggling gold miner unveiled a highly-dilutive $16 million rights issue to stave off collapse.

Centaurus raises $26.2m for Jambreiro

Centaurus Metals  has completed a $26.2 million equity raising, with major shareholder Atlas Iron maintaining its 19.85 stake in the Brazil-focused iron ore miner and a US-based resources investment  

Avalon completes $3.6m share placement

Avalon Minerals has launched a $3.6 million capital raising plan to fund exploration and scoping studies at its Viscaria copper project in Sweden.

Calibre prices $75m IPO to suit market

Engineering company Calibre Group has commenced marketing a $75 million initial public offering, the largest of the year, at a price that reflects the downturn in the stockmarket over the past quarter

AHG buys cold transport business, sells Gold Coast dealers

Automotive Holdings Group has beefed up its Rand Refrigerated Logistics division, acquiring Toll Holdings’ interstate refrigerated transport business for $6.5 million, on the same day it offloaded its

Bannon steady on ASX debut

Minerals explorer Bannon Limited has listed on the Australian Securities Exchange, after raising $2.5 million through its initial public offering.

All rather quiet on western M&A front

The corporate advisory market is in the doldrums as global forces restrain players.

Baulked Beijing and overexuberance may have drained finance sector’s momentum

WITH some experienced campaigners suggesting the current mergers and acquisitions market is the worst they have ever seen, there is plenty of finger pointing to overly exuberant deals of the past few

Panoramic eyes big picture as opportunities emerge

Panoramic Resources might be in the unloved nickel sector but its healthy cash position has allowed it to make some aggressive diversification moves via acquisitions.

Deutsche, Credit Suisse head west

IT might not be the busiest of times in Western Australia’s corporate advisory scene, but that has not stopped positive moves by several firms – albeit without much fanfare – that have included the op

Flinders hopeful of new suitor

Flinders Mines remains hopeful of finding a new suitor despite a takeover deal with a Russian steel maker falling through.

Cape Lambert takes stake in Global Strategic Metals

Tony Sage’s Cape Lambert Resources has become lithium miner Global Strategic Metals’ cornerstone investor, subscribing for a 19.8 per cent interest in the Perth-based exploration company.

Monadelphous takes equity in joint venture partner

Engineering and construction contractor Monadelphous has taken a 10 per cent stake in a joint venture partner, waste management services company Anaeco.

Xstrata sets sights on Altona's Roseby

Altona Mining has commenced discussions with Xstrata over the price of a 51 per cent interest in the Roseby copper project near Mt Isa in Queensland, after the international mining giant exercised an

St Barbara, Allied to create $1bn gold miner

St Barbara and Allied Gold have unveiled a merger plan aimed at creating an international gold producer and explorer with a market capitalisation of more than $1 billion.

Sundance extends deadline for Hanlong takeover

Sundance Resource has extended the deadline for China's regulatory watchdog to approve Hanlong Mining's proposed $1.7 billion takeover bid.

David Jones gets $1.65bn takeover proposal

David Jones has been been approached by a UK investor, believed to be EB Private Equity, with a takeover proposal that reportedly puts an enterprtise value on the retailer of $1.65 billion.

Freehills and Herbert Smith confirm merger

Australian law firm Freehills and English firm Herbert Smith announced today that their partners have voted overwhelmingly in favour of a merger to create a new firm that will trade as Herbert Smith F

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