acquisitions

Equities
Stuart Jackson

On Wednesday, New Zealand online goods trading and classifieds platform TradeMe will hold an extraordinary general meeting so that shareholders can vote on the proposed acquisition of the company by one of the private equity funds of Apax Partners for NZ$6.45 per share.Assuming shareholders vote in favour of the proposal,... Show More

Naheed Rahman

Growth vs value is a well-documented discussion in stock investing. It describes two fundamental approaches or styles to investing where in a basic sense, the growth approach seeks to invest in companies that exhibit strong growth characteristics (whether this be in the sales, earnings and/or cash flow of a company),... Show More

Robert Frost

Australia's premier fruit and vegetable grower, Costa Group (ASX:CGC), announced its acquisition, in conjunction with Macquarie Agricultural Funds Management, of Queensland-based Avocado Ridge orchard and packing operations. Under the agreement, Macquarie will purchase the farms and enter into a 20-year lease with CGC to operate them. The avocado category is... Show More

Wilson Asset Management

Oil and gas company Oil Search Limited (ASX: OSH) announced today it would look to acquire InterOil Corp for US$2.2 billion. Both companies currently have extensive oil and gas acreage in Papua New Guinea, with the acquisition resulting in the creation of a “major independent PNG oil and gas champion”.... Show More

Wilson Asset Management

On Thursday, Wesfarmers (ASX: WES) announced an offer to acquire United Kingdom DIY retail chain Homebase from Home Retail Group for £340 million (A$700 million). The company plans to rebrand the Homebase chain of 265 stores across Britain and Ireland as Bunnings. Wesfarmers said the British home improvement and gardening... Show More

Wilson Asset Management

Leisure business Skydive the Beach (ASX: SKB), which debuted on the Australian stock market this year, has come to an agreement to buy New Zealand's Skydive Queenstown operation for $15.5 million. Skydive Queenstown is New Zealand’s leading tandem skydiving company, holding approximately 33% of New Zealand's skydive market share. Skydive... Show More

Wilson Asset Management

Australia’s largest marine tourism and transport company Sealink Travel Group Ltd (ASX: SLK) has announced it will acquire Transit Systems Marine (TSM) for $125 million. This follows a $50 million capital raise which was used to fund the acquisition. SeaLink Chief Executive Jeff Ellison said the company, which had a... Show More