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 export revenue

8th↓Mitsui & Company$3.25bn
9th↓CBH Group$3.00bn
10th-Hancock Prospecting$1.68bn
12th↑CITIC Pacific Mining$858.9m
49 exporters ranked by WA export revenue most recent financial year

WA revenue

1st-BGC AustraliaNFP
2nd-Hancock Prospecting$1.73bn
3rd↑Competitive Foods Australia$1.23bn
4th-ABN Group$1.02bn
104 private companies - large ranked by revenue most recent financial year

Year established in WA

17th-Mrs Mac's1954
18th-Hancock Prospecting1955
19th-MG Kailis Group1962
20th-Mackenzie Marine and Towage1965
36 WA business dynasties ranked by year established in WA

Number of Employees

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