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
Austin EngineeringEntitlement offer$316.0m>>
Seven West MediaEntitlement offer$311.0m>>
Paladin EnergyPlacement + entitlement offer$205.0m>>

Top Articles

Lucapa Diamond raises $4m

Subiaco-based Lucapa Diamonds raised $4 million from a placement of shares to grow cash flows at its Lulo Diamond Project in Angola.

Atrum shares plunge on discounted offer

Atrum Coal shares almost halved in price after the company announced a heavily discounted entitlement offer to raise $5 million.

Heron receives up to $20m funding

Heron Resources has announced an equity funding package with London-based private equity fund Greenstone Resources of up to $20 million.

Most Active Directors

CEO/MANAGING DIRECTORTransactionsTotal
John Borshoff2$405.0m>>
Michael Buckland1$316.0m>>
Tim Worner1$311.0m>>

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>>
Austin Engineering1$316.0m>>
Seven West Media1$311.0m>>

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
Placement115$1,162.3m>>
Entitlement offer37$797.9m>>
Placement + entitlement offer20$566.9m>>

Top Deals

BidderTypeValue
South32De-merger$10,900.0m>>
Woodside PetroleumAsset acquisition$3,658.4m>>
VitolAsset acquisition$2,900.0m>>

Top Articles

Tat Hong acquires 9% of McAleese

A Singaporean supplier of cranes and heavy machinery has emerged as a substantial shareholder of mining services player McAleese Group, spending over $3 million to acquire more than 9 per cent of the company.

Oz Brewing 3D printing takeover done

Shares in technology hopeful Oz Brewing jumped 33.3 per cent after it concluded a reverse takeover deal with 3D printing company 333D, which was more than a year in the making.

iiNet shareholders back TPG bid

Shareholders of internet services provider iiNet have overwhelmingly approved a proposed $1.6 billion takeover of the company by TPG Telecom.

Most Active Directors

CEO/Managing DirectorTransactionsTotal
Graham Kerr1$10,900.0m>>
Peter Coleman1$3,658.4m>>
Brett Darley1$2,500.0m>>

Top Advisers

CompanyTransactionsTotal
Goldman Sachs3$12,863.0m>>
UBS2$12,700.0m>>
Macquarie Capital4$4,486.0m>>

Top Lawyers

CompanyTransactionsTotal
Herbert Smith Freehills5$13,357.3m>>
Corrs Chambers Westgarth6$2,631.8m>>
King & Wood Mallesons2$2,514.5m>>

Top Companies

CompanyTransactionsTotal
South321$10,900.0m>>
Woodside Petroleum1$3,658.4m>>
Vitol1$2,900.0m>>

Top PR Companies

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

Top Independent Experts

CompanyTransactionsTotal
Grant Samuel1$10,900.0m>>
BDO9$1,862.6m>>
KPMG1$15.1m>>

Top Transaction Types

Transaction typeTransactionsTotal
Asset acquisition71$11,592.3m>>
De-merger1$10,900.0m>>
Acquisition68$8,367.8m>>

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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