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New corporate advisory players lift market share

SPECIAL REPORT: Western Australian companies were involved in 235 corporate finance deals worth $6.9 billion in the June quarter, with new advisory firms playing an increasing role, research by Business News has found.

Growth in alternative financing

SPECIAL REPORT: Private equity groups and credit funds are delivering a diverse range of financing options for mining projects.

Sternship making its mark

SPECIAL REPORT: A new corporate advisory firm working from a historic building in West Perth has rapidly made an impact, advising on more than a dozen transactions for public and private companies.

Resources returns lead rebound

SPECIAL REPORT: Battery metals businesses such as Pilbara Minerals, Altura Mining, and Western Areas have joined AusCann Holdings, Buru Energy and OM Holdings among the best-performing stocks in the year to June.

Strong returns for AusCann investors

SPECIAL REPORT: AusCann has benefited from a wave of interest in medicinal cannabis for pain relief to be the BN30’s top performer in shareholder returns for the year to June 30.

Indigenous contractors deliver through diversity

SPECIAL REPORT: An emerging indigenous contractor has called for a strategic rethink of the sector after a tumultuous year.

Numbers game at Wanneroo

SPECIAL REPORT: The recent appointment of a full-time chief executive and the shift to new facilities have been major factors in the Wanneroo Basketball Association’s success during the past three years.

Veris tops Rising Stars

Perth-based ASX-listed company Veris outshone a quality field to be named the overall winner at the 2018 Business News Rising Stars awards held last night. It was one of nine organisations to win an award on the night.

Docmosis making major US moves

SPECIAL REPORT: Software company DOCMOSIS is achieving impressive sales growth with lean resources, having only recently increased its staff numbers to four.

Veris broadens operations

SPECIAL REPORT: ASX-listed company Veris has transitioned its business from the mining sector to become a diversified outfit focused on key infrastructure projects across Australia.

Greenbatch grows as it cuts waste

SPECIAL REPORT: Social enterprise Greenbatch has come a long way since 2016, when it drew up plans detailing a vision to establish a plastic reprocessing facility in Perth.

Cranecorp extends reach in tight sector

SPECIAL REPORT: Several acquisitions in the past four years have helped Cranecorp Australia grow into new markets, but the company’s owners still make themselves available to clients to give relationships a personal touch.

SPH builds opportunity on gender diversity

SPECIAL REPORT: SPH Architecture + Interiors is an industry leader in terms of workplace diversity, with its share of women employees well above the construction sector’s participation average of about 11 per cent.

Spacecubed grows on collaboration

SPECIAL REPORT: Spacecubed has been at the vanguard of the growth in Perth’s startup community in recent years, with the social enterprise now operating about 5,000 square metres of co-working spaces and a range of accelerator programs.

West Pilbara corp boosts commercial offering

SPECIAL REPORT: Buurabalayji Thalanyji Aboriginal Corporation is a registered native title body that has evolved rapidly in recent years to have growing commercial operations supported by strong governance and financial practices.

Vanguard expands its repertoire

SPECIAL REPORT: In 2014, Daniella and Matt Papa opened the doors to a new performing arts studio with just eight students on their books.

Labour challenge looms as work ebbs and flows

SPECIAL REPORT: Contractors are buoyant despite the twin challenges of uncertainty around infrastructure spending and an employment market tipped to tighten.

State still sorting contracts

SPECIAL REPORT: The state government appears to be tacking away from using contracting in public services provision, but the work of Serco is an example of how private businesses can bring cutting-edge innovation into the space.

From Bibra Lake to the Big Apple

SPECIAL REPORT: Perhaps surprisingly for a contracting business based in Bibra Lake, Sovereign Hydroseal has some high-profile international clients in its order book, with the world’s seventh busiest subway among them.

Contractors switch on for next generation of power

SPECIAL REPORT: The rollout of next generation energy infrastructure such as batteries and microgrids is kicking off in WA, adding to the opportunities available for contractors in this space.

Apartment sales up amid shift in density debate

SPECIAL REPORT: Confidence is returning to the state’s apartment market, with developers seeking to boost their project pipelines. Click through to see our map with 30 apartments projects across Perth and our updated ranking of Property Developers.

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