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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
SantosPlacement$500.0m>>
WellardIPO$298.9m>>
Aquarius PlatinumRedemption of convertible bonds$175.0m>>

Most Active Directors

CEO/MANAGING DIRECTORTransactionsTotal
Peter Coates1$500.0m>>
Mauro Balzarini1$298.9m>>
Jean Nel1$175.0m>>

Top Advisers

CompanyTransactionsTotal
UBS3$318.8m>>
Hartleys31$311.9m>>
Deutsche Bank1$298.9m>>

Top Lawyers

CompanyTransactionsTotal
King & Wood Mallesons3$556.0m>>
Steinepreis Paganin49$268.7m>>
Corrs Chambers Westgarth7$188.8m>>

Top Companies

CompanyTransactionsTotal
Santos1$500.0m>>
Wellard1$298.9m>>
Aquarius Platinum1$175.0m>>

Top PR Companies

CompanyTransactionsTotal
Cannings Purple15$203.8m>>
FTI Consulting4$134.9m>>
Read Corporate5$103.3m>>

Top Accountants

CompanyTransactionsTotal
BDO15$90.8m>>
Grant Thornton1$45.0m>>
RSM2$23.0m>>

Top Transaction Types

Transaction TypeTransactionsTotal
Placement128$1,552.6m>>
IPO9$383.3m>>
Public Offer30$192.2m>>

Top Deals

BidderTypeValue
Woodside PetroleumAcquisition$11,600.0m>>
Australian Grains ChampionAcquisition$3,000.0m>>
Independence GroupAcquisition$1,800.0m>>

Most Active Directors

CEO/Managing DirectorTransactionsTotal
Peter Botten1$11,600.0m>>
Peter Coleman1$11,600.0m>>
Andrew Crane2$3,047.0m>>

Top Advisers

CompanyTransactionsTotal
Gresham Partners5$16,330.0m>>
Merrill Lynch1$11,600.0m>>
Macquarie Capital6$3,790.0m>>

Top Lawyers

CompanyTransactionsTotal
Herbert Smith Freehills15$15,805.5m>>
Allens2$11,730.0m>>
King & Wood Mallesons8$3,389.2m>>

Top Companies

CompanyTransactionsTotal
Woodside Petroleum1$11,600.0m>>
Oil Search1$11,600.0m>>
CBH Group2$3,047.0m>>

Top PR Companies

CompanyTransactionsTotal
FTI Consulting13$14,864.2m>>
Cannings Purple16$5,101.1m>>
Citadel-MAGNUS2$1,801.2m>>

Top Independent Experts

CompanyTransactionsTotal
BDO14$3,790.0m>>
Grant Thornton1$40.0m>>

Top Transaction Types

Transaction typeTransactionsTotal
Acquisition69$19,044.8m>>
Asset acquisition64$4,028.7m>>
Takeover3$1,522.7m>>