Forge Group shares have recovered ground following a horror month of trading, with the contractor announcing it has been given the green light to proceed with $830 million of engineering works at the Roy Hill iron ore project.
Perth-based gold explorer Primary Gold will raise up to $2.4 million for its Toms Gully mine at the Mt Bundy gold project in the Northern Territory with its appointed lead manager Patersons Securities to underwrite up to $1 million to the rights issue.
ThinkSmart shares have shot up 39 per cent upon its announced agreement to sell its Australian and New Zealand businesses to financial services company FlexiGroup for $43 million to shift focus to its operations in the United Kingdom.
Engineering and construction company VDM Group will look to strengthen its balance sheet through an $18.7 million capital raising, with the company's major shareholder H&H Holdings contributing $9 million to the finance boost.
Cash Converters has acquired four franchised stores in Victoria and one in New South Wales for approximately $4 million dollars, inclusive of $1.8 million in assets, bringing the total number of corporate-owned stores in Australia to 61.
New Standard Energy plans to diversify its interests in the oil and gas sector by completing a farm-in agreement in the Cooper Basin in South Australia and acquiring 5,182 acres in a Texas oil shale asset.