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

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.

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

Matsa sells stake in Mt Henry to Panoramic

Gold hopeful Matsa Resources has inked a deal with Panoramic Resources that it says puts it on track to transition from explorer to producer in the near-term.

South Boulder to raise $9.5m for Colluli

South Boulder Mines has announced a plan to raise $9.5 million from North American investors to fund the development of its Colluli potash project in Eritrea.

Incremental raises $4.6m for Colorado oilfield

Incremental Oil and Gas has completed a $4.6 million capital raising to explore and develop its Florence oilfield in Colorado.

Dura Composites expands east

Perth-based manufacturer Dura Composites Australasia has branched interstate, by purchasing Melbourne business Composite Engineering.

New acquisition for insurance broker

Perth-based broking firm Elliott Insurance Brokers has acquired The Accord Insurance Brokers Group for up to $2 million.

Chinese lender shows interest in Australasian

Australasian Resources says a Chinese bank has expressed interest in procuring funding for its proposed multi-billion dollar Balmoral South iron ore project in the Pilbara.

Three miners to raise $34m

Mid-cap exploration companies Rey Resources, Deep Yellow and Arafura Resources have announced capital raisings worth a collective $34 million to fund works at their respective projects.

Tronox completes Exxaro acquisition

International titanium products producer and marketer Tronox has completed its acquisition of Exxaro Resources mineral sands business.  

Ampella stops searching for suitor

Ampella Mining says it is no longer looking for a suitor after its advisers Macquarie Capital and Gresham Advisory Partners failed to find a suitable takeover partner.