Corporate Finance

Business News has created a comprehensive database of corporate transaction activity in Western Australia. This rich source of transaction data and news coverage covers Equity Capital Market (capital raisings) across the full spectrum of WA listed companies, from junior explorers through to major industrial and mining giants. It also includes details of Merger and Acquisition transactions covering a three-year period. Business News IQ allows you to explore not only the details of company transactions, but the corporate advisers, lawyers, accountants and public relations firms associated with these transactions. The information is gathered from sources including company annual reports, the ASX, ASIC and directly from the companies listed.

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Mark Pownall, Executive Editor, introducing the Corporate Finance initiative

ECM - Top Deals

Top Deals

CompanyTypeRaised
Seven West MediaEntitlement offer$311.0m>>
Paladin EnergyPlacement + entitlement offer$205.0m>>
Paladin EnergyConvertible bonds issue$200.0m>>

Top Articles

Myer partners with Topshop

Myer is looking to a Topshop-led overhaul to end years of weak sales growth in its department stores, and is asking investors for the cash to pay for it.

Doray locks in Deflector funding

Gold miner Doray Minerals is seeking to double its workforce to support its Deflector project, after announcing it has secured $91.7 million in funds to bring the project into production.

Imdex to raise $35m

Perth-based mining services company Imdex today announced two capital raisings with a $28 million placement and $7 million share purchase plan.

Most Active Directors

CEO/MANAGING DIRECTORTransactionsTotal
John Borshoff2$405.0m>>
Tim Worner1$311.0m>>
Maurice Brand2$212.6m>>

Top Advisers

CompanyTransactionsTotal
JP Morgan2$205.0m>>
Hartleys25$2.5m>>
Macquarie Capital5$31.1m>>

Top Lawyers

CompanyTransactionsTotal
Herbert Smith Freehills4$533.1m>>
Ashurst4$308.2m>>
Clifford Chance3$181.0m>>

Top Companies

CompanyTransactionsTotal
Paladin Energy2$405.0m>>
Seven West Media1$311.0m>>
Liquefied Natural Gas2$212.6m>>

Top PR Companies

CompanyTransactionsTotal
Cannings Purple9$376.4m>>
Cannings Corporate1$311.0m>>
Citadel-Magnus5$140.1m>>

Top Accountants

CompanyTransactionsTotal
Deloitte2$314.5m>>
BDO17$132.4m>>
KPMG1$86.0m>>

Top Transaction Types

Transaction TypeTransactionsTotal
Placement122$1,176.4m>>
Placement + entitlement offer20$566.9m>>
Entitlement offer38$518.7m>>

Top Deals

BidderTypeValue
Woodside PetroleumAsset acquisition$3,658.4m>>
Brookfield Macquarie ConsortiumAsset acquisition$2,500.0m>>
Independence GroupAcquisition$1,800.0m>>

Top Articles

Minbos ends merger talks

Minbos Resources has ended merger talks with its joint venture partner Petril Projects, after the two companies were unable to agree on certain terms of the proposal.

Harvey Norman buys stake in dairy co

Harvey Norman's acquisition of a stake in a dairy farm may be mystifying for some, but not for executive chairman Gerry Harvey.

Viburnum buys diving contractor

Nedlands-based investment manager Viburnum has acquired oil and gas diving contractor Cal Dive International Australia, in partnership with Houston company SCF Partners.

Most Active Directors

CEO/Managing DirectorTransactionsTotal
Peter Coleman1$3,658.4m>>
Brett Darley1$2,500.0m>>
Peter Bradford1$1,800.0m>>

Top Advisers

CompanyTransactionsTotal
Macquarie Capital4$4,486.0m>>
Goldman Sachs2$1,963.0m>>
Euroz1$1,800.0m>>

Top Lawyers

CompanyTransactionsTotal
Allen & Overy5$2,709.9m>>
Corrs Chambers Westgarth6$2,631.8m>>
King & Wood Mallesons2$2,514.5m>>

Top Companies

CompanyTransactionsTotal
Woodside Petroleum1$3,658.4m>>
Brookfield Macquarie Consortium1$2,500.0m>>
Independence Group1$1,800.0m>>

Top PR Companies

CompanyTransactionsTotal
FTI Consulting9$3,771.6m>>
Citadel-Magnus1$1,800.0m>>
Cannings Purple8$588.3m>>

Top Independent Experts

CompanyTransactionsTotal
BDO9$1,862.6m>>
KPMG1$15.1m>>

Top Transaction Types

Transaction typeTransactionsTotal
Asset acquisition73$8,715.0m>>
Acquisition73$8,451.2m>>
Merger9$566.8m>>

Exporters

LabelValue
Rio Tinto$26.71bn
BHP Billiton Iron Ore$24.30bn
North West Shelf Venture$19.62bn
Fortescue Metals Group$12.48bn
Woodside Petroleum$6.09bn
Others$81.20bn
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