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

M&A - Top Deals

DateBidderTargetTypeAdvisorsLawyersIndependent ExpertsCEOSValuesort ascending
108/09/15Woodside PetroleumOil SearchAcquisitionMerrill Lynch, Gresham Partners
Herbert Smith Freehills

Peter Coleman
Peter Botten
216/12/14Woodside PetroleumApache CorporationAsset acquisition
Macquarie Capital

Clifford Chance

Peter Coleman
309/04/15Brookfield Macquarie ConsortiumApache CorporationAsset acquisitionMacquarie Capital
Allen & Overy, King & Wood Mallesons, Corrs Chambers Westgarth
Clifford Chance

Brett Darley
Brett Darley
425/05/15Independence GroupSirius ResourcesAcquisitionUBS, Euroz
Herbert Smith Freehills
Peter Bradford
Mark Bennett
506/05/15TPG TelecomiiNetScheme of ArrangementMacquarie Capital
Azure Capital
Minter Ellison
K&L Gates

Lonergan Edwards
David Teoh
David Buckingham
627/04/15M2 GroupiiNetAcquisitionGoldman Sachs
Azure Capital
K&L Gates

Geoff Horth
David Buckingham
717/12/14Vocus CommunicationsAmcom TelecommunicationsAcquisitionCredit Suisse

Clayton Utz


Clive Stein
829/10/15Yara InternationalApache Corporation

924/06/15Programmed Maintenance ServicesSkilled GroupMergerMacquarie Capital
Clifford Chance
Clayton Utz

Christopher Sutherland
Angus McKay
1020/04/15Evolution MiningLa ManchaAsset acquisition
Herbert Smith Freehills

1130/04/15Iluka ResourcesKenmare ResourcesAcquisitionGoldman Sachs
Rothschild, RBC Capital Markets
Ashurst, A&L Goodbody

David Robb
1226/06/15Sichuan Railway Investment GroupAltona MiningAsset Acquisition

Alistair Cowden
1326/08/15AMP Capital, Infrastructure Capital GroupPort Hedland International AirportAcquisitionMacquarie Capital

Bryan Hynes, Tom Laidlaw
1424/06/15WesfarmersQuadrant EnergyAsset acquisition
Allen & Overy

Richard Goyder
Brett Darley
1512/12/14Nido PetroleumOtto EnergyAsset acquisitionRecord Point

Philip Byrne
Matthew Allen
1613/07/15Gulliver InternationalDVG Automotive GroupAcquisitionBank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi
Herbert Smith Freehills

Lou Divirgilio
1718/12/14Pump ServicesResource EquipmentAcquisition

Gilbert + Tobin

Andrew Aitken
1814/09/15AMA GroupGemini Accident Repair CentresAcquisition

1919/05/15China Minerals GroupForce EquipmentAcquisitionUOB Kay Hian
Azure Capital
Wong Partnership
Clayton Utz

Jason John
2025/06/15Macmahon HoldingsAcquisition

Herbert Smith Freehills

2113/03/15Emeco HoldingsRentcoAcquisition
Mergers & Acquisitions
Gilbert + Tobin

Ken Lewsey
2226/02/15Northern Star ResourcesTanami GoldJoint ventureAzure Capital

Bill Beament
2304/12/14Berlanga GroupCarnarvon PetroleumAsset acquisitionSilverhorn Investment Advisors
Miro Advisors
K&L Gates
King & Wood Mallesons

Adrian Cook
2418/09/15Auctus MineralsAtherton ResourcesTakeoverKPMG
Torridon Partners
DLA Piper

Steve Murdoch
Tony James
2512/10/15Rio TintoAntipa MineralsFarm-in agreement

Sam Walsh
Roger Mason
2606/07/15Automotive Holdings GroupWestern Pacific AutomotiveAcquisition

Bronte Howson
Ian Goldie
2721/09/15Lighthouse MineralsAditya Birla MineralsAsset Acquisition
Allen & Overy

Neela Patnaik
2820/08/15Evolution MiningPhoenix GoldTakeover
RBC Capital Markets
Herbert Smith Freehills
Allion Legal

2910/02/15Northam PlatinumAquarius PlatinumAsset acquisition

Allen & Overy

Jean Nel
3009/02/15Metals XTanami GoldAsset acquisition

Peter Cook



Rio Tinto$24.61bn
BHP Billiton$21.42bn
North West Shelf Venture$16.37bn
Fortescue Metals Group$9.91bn
Woodside Petroleum$7.42bn
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