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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>>
WellardPublic offer$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
UBS4$408.8m>>
Canaccord Genuity10$367.5m>>
Hartleys43$348.6m>>

Top Lawyers

CompanyTransactionsTotal
King & Wood Mallesons3$556.0m>>
Corrs Chambers Westgarth4$442.9m>>
Steinepreis Paganin63$325.4m>>

Top Companies

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

Top PR Companies

CompanyTransactionsTotal
Cannings Purple22$200.2m>>
NWR Communications8$152.0m>>
FTI Consulting7$149.6m>>

Top Accountants

CompanyTransactionsTotal
PwC1$298.9m>>
BDO21$116.7m>>
Grant Thornton2$46.4m>>

Top Transaction Types

Transaction TypeTransactionsTotal
Placement219$2,234.2m>>
Public offer46$534.1m>>
Entitlement offer55$289.4m>>

Top Deals

BidderTypeValue
Woodside PetroleumAcquisition$11,600.0m>>
Australian Grains ChampionAcquisition$3,000.0m>>
Asset acquisition$1,600.0m>>

Most Active Directors

CEO/Managing DirectorTransactionsTotal
Peter Coleman2$12,059.7m>>
Peter Botten1$11,600.0m>>
Andrew Crane1$3,000.0m>>

Top Advisers

CompanyTransactionsTotal
Gresham Partners4$16,200.0m>>
Merrill Lynch1$11,600.0m>>
Macquarie Capital6$3,358.7m>>

Top Lawyers

CompanyTransactionsTotal
Herbert Smith Freehills13$14,068.0m>>
Allens1$11,600.0m>>
King & Wood Mallesons10$3,583.6m>>

Top Companies

CompanyTransactionsTotal
Woodside Petroleum2$12,059.7m>>
Oil Search1$11,600.0m>>
CBH Group1$3,000.0m>>

Top PR Companies

CompanyTransactionsTotal
FTI Consulting12$15,133.3m>>
Cannings Purple13$3,196.3m>>
Fivemark Partners5$1,006.3m>>

Top Independent Experts

CompanyTransactionsTotal
Lonergan Edwards1$153.7m>>
BDO8$118.6m>>
KPMG1$86.0m>>

Top Transaction Types

Transaction typeTransactionsTotal
Acquisition72$17,511.9m>>
Asset acquisition72$4,479.7m>>
Reverse takeover48$724.8m>>