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

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.

Imdex loss widens to $22.5m

Balcatta-based drilling services company Imdex has confirmed reports it is seeking to undertake a $35 million capital raising to pay off debt, while also announcing a net loss of $22.5 million for the 2015 financial year.

VDM attracts new investor

Shares in VDM Group were up 125 per cent on news it had attracted a new cornerstone investor for an $18 million capital raising, highlighting the company's planned shift from construction to mining.

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

SRG aiming for acquisition boost

Diversified contractor SRG has completed its $2.3 million acquisition of Perth-based commercial maintenance and repairs firm CCM Group Australia, which it says will add to its capability in Western Australia.

Port Hedland approves airport deal

The Town of Port Hedland council voted last night to privatise the regional airport through a long-term leasing deal with AMP Capital and Infrastructure Capital Group, which will run the regional airport for 50 years.

Quickflix abandons Chinese purchase

Struggling online streaming service Quickflix has abandoned plans to buy a Chinese film and TV company just weeks after flagging the deal.

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>>
Acquisition72$8,427.3m>>
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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