Gina Rinehart’s acquisition spree started in July 2014, when she spent a reported $40 million acquiring a half interest in Graham Laitt’s Liveringa and Nerrima stations in the Kimberley.

Rinehart business to become state’s largest

SPECIAL REPORT: Hancock Prospecting has invested more money and completed more acquisitions than any other private company in WA over the past three years.

One company has topped the list in more than half of the 20-plus years Business News has ranked Western Australia’s largest private companies.

BGC, which has operations spanning house and apartment building, mining and construction contracting, and building materials manufacture, has consistently ranked as the state’s largest private company.


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WA revenue

1st↑Hancock Prospecting$4.45bn
2nd-Roy Hill Holdings$2.30bn
3rd↓BGC AustraliaNFP
4th↑Competitive Foods Australia$1.23bn
5th↑Wilson Parking$1.14bn
104 private companies - large ranked by revenue most recent financial year

Year established in WA

18th-Piacentini & Son1944
21st-Hancock Prospecting1955
38 WA business dynasties ranked by year established in WA

Number of Employees

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