Mod in $27m copper deal

MOD Resources has moved to full ownership of its T3 copper project in Botswana, after acquiring UK-based Metal Tiger’s stake of the project in a scrip deal worth $26.6 million.

BDO backs Atlas takeover

Hancock Prospecting’s $390 million takeover bid for struggling iron ore miner Atlas Iron has been endorsed by independent expert BDO, which found the pricing was fair and reasonable.

InvoCare in SW funeral buy

Listed funeral company InvoCare has continued to expand its market share in Western Australia, after purchasing South West business Archer & Sons Funeral Homes.

Impact signs $6m JV

Canada-listed BlueBird Battery Metals has entered into an agreement to farm-in to Impact Minerals’ Broken Hill project in NSW, in a cash-and-scrip deal worth about $5.5 million.

Tap rejects $30m Risco bid

Tap Oil has urged shareholders to reject a $29.8 million takeover bid from major shareholder Risco Energy Investments, after independent expert BDO valued the company well above the offer price.

Dacian to raise $45m

Dacian Gold has announced a capital raising worth up to $45 million to fund exploration at its Mt Morgans operation near Laverton.

Sandfire buys into Alaska project

Sandfire Resources has entered into a strategic relationship with Victoria-based White Rock Minerals, which includes a $2.5 million equity investment and an option to earn-in to the junior explorer’s Red Mountain zinc project in Alaska.

Tempo to acquire Comsite

Diversified contractor Tempo Australia has announced it will acquire NSW-based telco services company Comsite Services in a deal worth up to $4 million.

Black Dragon Gold plans $6m IPO

UK-based Black Dragon Gold has announced plans for a $6 million initial public offering and listing on the Australian Securities Exchange.

Primero in steady ASX debut after $25m IPO

Local engineering company Primero Group made a steady debut on the ASX today after completing a $25 million initial public offering.

Altech raises $17m

Altech Chemicals has raised $17 million to help fund the construction of a high-purity alumina (HPA) plant in Malaysia.

Wide Open lists after $5m IPO

Williams-based Wide Open Agriculture has begun trading on the ASX today after the company raised $5 million via an initial public offer.

DRA expands with G&S buy

South African firm DRA has expanded its Australian presence with the purchase of G&S Engineering Services from diversified infrastructure company Calibre Group.

Family Zone secures $5m investment

Tech company Family Zone Cyber Safety has raised $5 million via an equity investment from UK-based advisory firm Tellus Matrix.

AusCann raises $33m for cannabis development

Joondalup-based medicinal cannabis hopeful AusCann Holdings has secured $33.4 million from local and North American institutions, with NYSE-listed marijuana play Canopy Growth Corporation upping its stake to 11.2 per cent.

Agrimin raises $10m

Potash explorer Agrimin has boosted its coffers with a $10 million capital raising to progress the definitive feasibility study being undertaken at its Mackay project in Western Australia.

Vango raises $5m

Sydney-based Vango Mining has announced a $5.1 million capital raising to fund exploration at its Plutonic Dome gold project in Western Australia's Mid West.

Independence pays $21m to Creasy

Independence Group has agreed to pay $21 million in cash and shares to prospector Mark Creasy to acquire a 70 per cent stake in a series of tenements in the Fraser Range near its Nova nickel mine.

Rift Valley raises $5.5m

Rift Valley Resources has tapped investors for $5.5 million as the company continues exploration work at its Longonjo rare earths project in Angola.

Capricorn ups Pearl stake with $2m purchase

Automotive cooperative Capricorn Society has increased its stake in Fremantle-based environmental technology company Pearl Global (formerly Citation Resources) to 6.1 per cent after investing $1.8 million.

Panel dismisses FMG application

The Takeovers Panel has dismissed an application from Fortescue Metals Group questioning the veracity of Hancock Prospecting’s $390 million bid for Atlas Iron.