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

Aleator offer oversubscribed at $3.3m

Perth-based telecommunications business Vonex's backdoor listing through acquisition by Aleator Energy has received a big boost after the Aleator share purchase plan closed 374 per cent oversubscribed.

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.

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
Placement116$1,166.3m>>
Placement + entitlement offer20$566.9m>>
Entitlement offer37$513.5m>>

Top Deals

BidderTypeValue
South32De-merger$10,900.0m>>
Woodside PetroleumAsset acquisition$3,658.4m>>
Brookfield Macquarie ConsortiumAsset acquisition$2,500.0m>>

Top Articles

TFS completes US pharma acquisition

Perth-based Indian sandalwood company TFS Corporation has completed its purchase of US-based pharmaceutical companies Viroxis Corporation and Santalis Pharmaceuticals.

Red Gum to acquire security firms

Perth companies MCS Security Group and Intiga Security are planning to list on the ASX through a reverse takeover of Red Gum Resources, following a similar move by Threat Protect Australia, which is also pursuing a backdoor listing.

Skilled Group faces goodwill writedown

Skilled Group is facing a writedown of up to $67.4 million in relation to its takeover by rival labour hire business Programmed Maintenance Services.

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>>
Brookfield Macquarie Consortium1$2,500.0m>>

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
De-merger1$10,900.0m>>
Asset acquisition70$8,692.3m>>
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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