Swick invests in mineral tech company

Drilling contractor Swick Mining Services is planning to invest up to $6.5 million in a Swedish mineral analysis technology company as it looks to turn around its performance.

Atrum Coal raises $18.5m

Atrum Coal has completed an $18.5 million equity raising as it looks to accelerate development at its Groundhog anthracite project in Canada.

Equity group boosts MZI stake

MZI Resources has completed a $5 million equity raising, with international private equity group Resource Capital Fund boosting its stake in MZI to just less than 15 per cent.

Tiger raises $42m through placement

Tiger Resources has bolstered its finances with a $42.5 million capital raising as it works towards commissioning its Kipoi copper project in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Sirius raises $83m in share placement

Sirius Resources has raised around $83.5 million through a share placement as it works towards the development of its Nova-Bollinger project.

Glory shares soar on $30m takeover offer

Shares in West Leederville-based Glory Resources have soared on the back of the gold explorer receiving a $30.5 million friendly takeover offer from Canadian miner Eldorado Gold.

Medusa Mining to raise $25m

Como-based gold miner Medusa Mining will seek to raise up to $25 million through a share placement to institutional investors.

Black Range acquires Uranium One assets

Subiaco-based uranium explorer Black Range Minerals has announced it will pay US$10 million to acquire Canadian miner Uranium One's Shootaring Canyon mill in the US.

Catalyst to merge Vesco with east coast firm

National private equity group Catalyst has made its second acquisition in Western Australia, buying frozen foods manufacturer Vesco and announcing plans to merge it with an east coast food business.

Jacka boosts coffers with $5.5m raising

Shares in listed oil and gas explorer Jacka Resources closed the day's trade more than 14 per cent higher after the company announced it had secured a convertible facility worth up to $5.5 million.

Ventnor and Sandfire JV for Thaduna/Green Dragon

Base-metals company Ventnor Resources has announced a joint venture with Sandfire Resources to  fast-track the Thaduna/Green Dragon copper project into production while removing the need for raise add

Bentley makes bid for Marathon

Perth-based investment group Bentley Capital has launched a $2.3 million unconditional on-market takeover offer for South Australian minerals explorer Marathon Resources.

Major Japanese players get in the game

Chinese interest in Australian property and resources may be in the spotlight, but Japan still has a significant foothold, particularly in WA.

Northern on side with trading giant

Rare earths explorer Northern Minerals struck a 50 per cent offtake agreement with Japanese trading giant Sumitomo Corporation last December – but it was nine months before the deal was announced. The timeframe is indicative of the measured approach taken by the Japanese, according to Northern Minerals managing director George Bauk.

Hartleys outstrips peers in challenging year

Perth-based stockbroking firm Hartleys has largely maintained its profitability in challenging conditions - a feat that few, if any, of its competitors managed to achieve in the 2013 financial year.

ENJO looks to clean up USA

Environmentally-friendly cleaning products supplier ENJO has teamed with corporate advisory firm Azure Capital to embark on an expansion of its business to the United States.

Sundance set to raise $40m

Sundance Resources has signed agreements to raise $40 million from a consortium of investors as it looks to progress its Mbalam-Nabebe iron ore project in West Africa.

Minotaur acquires Breakaway

Adelaide-based company Minotaur Exploration has acquired 91 per cent of Perth-based Breakaway Resources in an off-market takeover.

AusAmerican launches fresh share placement

Perth-based explorer Australian American Mining Corporation has announced further capital raising plans as it looks to bring its American copper interests to production.

Anatolia begins Turkey uranium works

Anatolia Energy has completed a $6.2 million capital raising and commenced development works at its Temrezli uranium project in Turkey.

European firm makes Hostile acquisition

Canning Vale based medical and emergency services provider Hostile Environment Services has stepped up its growth strategy after agreeing to sell 55 per cent of its business to Europe's largest private ambulance service provider, Falck.