Automic acquires share registry

Perth-founded Automic Group has become Australia’s third-largest share registry after acquiring its competitor, Security Transfer Australia (STA).

Advisers compete on 733 deals

Azure Capital, Canaccord Genuity and DLA Piper were among the most active advisers on corporate finance deals in 2019.

Corporate finance deals Jan 13 to 19 2020

A summary of the smaller deals from last week, which did not get included in our daily news coverage.

Bruce Rock Engineering buys Geraldton business

Bruce Rock Engineering has increased the number of its facilities in Western Australia with the acquisition of Geraldton-based D-Trans Motor Body Builders.

Dockers play in childcare space

National childcare provider Insight Early Learning has formed a partnership with Fremantle Football Club, placing physical health and wellbeing at the forefront of a new childcare operation known as Freo Kids.

GR Engineering buys US business

GR Engineering Services has entered an agreement to acquire Arizona-based Hanlon Engineering & Associates, which has 40 staff.

Kalamazoo shares soar on $8m deal

Junior gold miner Kalamazoo Resources has announced an $8 million placement to billionaire investor Eric Sprott and his Canada-listed company, Novo Resources Corporation.

Resolute sells Ravenswood goldmine

Perth-based Resolute Mining has finalised the sale of its Ravenswood gold project in Queensland to a private equity and mining consortium for up to $300 million.

Panoramic completes $32m capital raising

Nickel miner Panoramic Resources has reported a 72 per cent take-up by shareholders for the retail component of its underwritten $32.7 million entitlement offer, helped by support from major shareholder Zeta Resources.

Corporate finance deals Jan 1 to 10 2020

A summary of the smaller deals from last week, which did not get included in our daily news coverage.

Elsight to raise $2.9m

Tech company Elsight has received commitments to raise $2.9 million from a share placement to Hong Kong-based investors, with the proceeds being used to fast-track sales of its flagship communications platform.

Perth company developing VR for dental training

Virtual reality software firm Vection Technologies has signed a $500,000 deal to create modules for training students and dentists in dental procedures.

Gulf secures $84m funding for smelters

Gulf Manganese Corporation has secured further funding for the construction of two smelting hubs in Indonesia, with €52 million ($A84 million) expected to be received later this month.

MRC lifts stake in graphite project

Mineral Commodities will move to 90 per cent ownership of the Munglinup graphite project in Western Australia after striking a deal worth $9.8 million with joint venture partner Gold Terrace. It comes after completion of a definitive feasibility study that put a $US61 million cost on the project.

Medicinal cannabis IPOs seek $18m

Perth companies Emerald Clinics and Little Green Pharma are seeking to raise up to $18 million ahead of stock market listings as they pursue very different strategies in the medicinal cannabis market.

Baptistcare buys Brookton aged care facility

Baptistcare has added to its Western Australian portfolio with the acquisition of the Kalkarni aged care facility in the Wheatbelt town of Brookton.

Talga raises $6m

Graphite explorer Talga Resources has raised $6 million from an oversubscribed share purchase plan, in excess of the $3 million target announced last month.

Macquarie invests in WA energy company

Malaga-based UON has announced Macquarie Bank as a strategic investor of the company, as it looks to bring new technology and solutions to Western Australia’s mining sector.

GenusPlus adds to growth with EC&M acquisition

Privately-owned contractor GenusPlus Group has completed its fifth acquisition in the space of two years, confirming today it has bought EC&M out of administration with plans to retain a small group of key staff to help rebuild the business.

Bethanie buys Subi, Como centres

Aged care and retirement living provider Bethanie has acquired Berrington Care Group's Subiaco and Como centres, which it expects to operate early next year. The sale comes five months after Berrington went into administration.

Salt Lake to raise $45.5m

Salt Lake Potash has secured further funding for the development of its Lake Way project in Western Australia after receiving commitments to raise $23.5 million from a share placement, along with a $22 million debt extension from Taurus Funds Management.