Pioneer Credit has named US investment group Carlyle as preferred bidder to acquire the business, at a price of $1.82 per share, a large discount to the company’s latest closing price of $2.46 per share.
Panoramic Resources has formally rejected the takeover bid from Independence Group and confirmed it is seeking to raise $31 million to fund its operations, including the underperforming Savannah nickel mine.
Bio-therapeutic company Orthocell has received commitments to raise $13 million from a share placement and up to a further $5 million from a share purchase plan, primarily to accelerate the commercialisation of its CelGro flagship product.
Junior explorer Ausgold has received commitments to raise $2.4 million through a share placement and up to $1.2 million via a share purchase plan to fast-track exploration at the company’s Katanning gold project in Western Australia.
Uranium explorer Peninsula Energy is planning a $9.1 million capital raising to fund costs associated with its mines in the US, while De Grey Mining is planning to raise $5 million to fund exploration activities at its Mallina gold project, near Port Hedland.
Alkane Resources has received commitments to raise $20 million through a share placement, and up to $34.8 million through a 1-for-8 rights issue, to accelerate exploration and development programs in the Tomingley gold corridor in New South Wales.
West Perth-based Catalyst Metals has received commitments to raise $7.9 million through a share placement, backed by Gina Rinehart's Hancock Prospecting, to accelerate its Four Eagles and Tandarra gold projects in Victoria.
Western Australia’s latest initial public offering has brought together an unlikely pairing – a tech company that has been strongly supported by venture capital investors and a stockbroking firm that has traditionally focused on the mining sector.
West Perth-based APM has been forced to lift its takeover bid for ASX-listed Konekt for a second time, increasing its offer price from 64 cents to 70 cents per share, to match a second higher offer from competing bidder Maximus.