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Kibaran completes $1.1m placement

Kibaran Resources has raised just over $1.1 million to fund drilling programs at its Mahenge graphite project in Tanzania.

Independence in $6.5m Alchemy earn-in plan

Perth-based Independence Group will pay up to $6.5 million to earn-in to prospective base metal tenements held by Alchemy Resources in the northern Goldfields.

Large caps dominate IPO market

Large companies dominated the initial public offering market in 2013, with 96 per cent of all funds raised coming from companies with a market capitalisation of more than $100 million.

Forge flags $25m earnings loss

Struggling contractor Forge Group has forecast a loss of up to $25 million for the 2014 financial year, slashing its earnings guidance on the back of cost blow-outs at several projects.

Poseidon working on funding deal

Poseidon Nickel has suspended its shares from trading on the ASX as it works to secure funding to support the construction of its Windarra project.

Early days for privatisation

There is some excitement about the potential sale of state-owned assets.

Rollins, Inc. signs to acquire Allpest

US-based multinational Rollins Inc. has announced an agreement to acquire the assets and operations of Welshpool-based pest control company Allpest WA.

Northern Star in $75m Barrick mine buy

Northern Star Resources looks set to emerge as the fifth biggest gold mine operator in Western Australia following its $75 million acquisition of Barrick Gold's majority stake in the East Kundana joint venture and the Kanowna Belle mine.

Saracen buys Thunderbox for $23m

Saracen Mineral Holdings has purchased the Thunderbox gold project from Norilsk Nickel for $23 million, in a deal which could double the company's production to up to 270,000 ounces per year.

Decimal in Aviva deal

Financial planning technology group Decimal is embarking on a reverse takeover of listed cashbox Aviva Corporation in a $9 million deal.

Market chemistry grows biotech deals

SPECIAL REPORT: The biotech sector came to life in 2013 but pricing was critical to the success or failure of capital raisings.

Deal makers bank on a bounce

SPECIAL REPORT: The past 12 months have been tough for WA’s corporate finance professionals, but there is cautious optimism that 2014 will be a different story.

Wesfarmers plans $70m coal purchase

Wesfarmers is set to acquire a coal development licence worth $70 million from Peabody Energy, in a purchase which the company says will boost its total coal reserves by about 29 per cent.

MinRes confirms Christmas Creek plant price

Mineral Resources has confirmed the sale price of its Christmas Creek plant, saying Fortescue Metals Group will pay around $300 million for the processing facilities.

Airdrill bought by global giant

Welshpool-based exploration drilling equipment manufacturer Airdrill says it will reach a broader international customer base after being acquired by global drilling group Schramm, in a deal described

Core Services Group seals Marcon buy

Core Services Group has completed a long-planned all-scrip acquisition of Marcon Group worth up to $10.7 million, with an over-subscribed capital raising sealing a deal first announced in November 2012.

Diatreme wins Chinese support for WA project

Queensland’s Diatreme Resources has secured $2 million in backing from Hong Kong’s Perpetual Mining Holding for its potential $223 million Cyclone zircon project near Eucla, in the east of Western Aus

IntierraRMG acquired by US firm SNL

Perth-based mining intelligence provider IntierraRMG has been acquired by American financial information firm SNL, with plans to integrate the companies' databases into a one-stop source of comprehensive information for the global mining industry.

Metaliko swoops on Navigator's Bronzewing

Junior exploration firm Metaliko Resources has bought failed goldminer Navigator Resources’ Bronzewing gold project near Leinster for $4.8 million.

CO2 Group wraps up $11.2m Seafarm buyout

Ian Trahar’s CO2 Group has taken another step towards becoming one of the nation’s largest aquaculture players, putting the finishing touches its $11.2 million takeover of Queensland prawn growing com

Euroz lifts half-year net profit by $2.7m

Perth-based stockbroking firm Euroz has lodged a net profit of $12.3 million for the six months ended December 31, up around $2.7 million on the previous corresponding half-year.

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