m&a

How we are playing Santos  

Romano Sala Tenna

The chronology of events this past 24 hours is rather curious and provides somewhat of a conundrum as to how to play the current machinations. Santos has stated today that on the 14th of August the company received a confidential, non-binding, conditional and indicative proposal to acquire all the shares... Show More

Spitfire - Transformational gold strategy

Mark Gordon

With the planned merger with Aphrodite Minerals (due to be completed in early January, and with the Scheme Booklet now available), Spitfire is continuing the transformational strategy of becoming a significant Australian gold developer. Work by the Company, headed by the Pilbara team of John Young and Neil Biddle, has... Show More

SDA potentially a great opportunity for patient investors

Clime Asset Management

The market is littered with the corpses of over-geared, would-be consolidators that grew too fast and didn’t fully integrate acquisitions along the way. You needn’t even stray outside of the telco sector to find a recent and very public example in Vocus Group (ASX:VOC). You would therefore be forgiven for... Show More

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Global M&A looking at Australia

Livewire News

This Bloomberg article focuses on the growing interest in Australian companies from offshore acquirers. There was $76.1 billion of cross-border M+A last year, with health care, education and tech in focus, while Industrials and utilities are now in the cross-hairs. Goldmans is now reportedly seeking to double its principal investments:... Show More

Sunset Strip | Aussie Afternoon Institutional Market Wrap

Mathan Somasundaram

Market popped up on the open with US positive sentiment and then traded sideways and choppy for the rest of the day. There is a bit of macro data out today….China data were solid while Canadian rates update, UK unemployment, US housing starts, US Fed beige book and the third... Show More

Equity Industrial Engineer | Media Sector: Time to cover your Shortens and Turn-bull

Mathan Somasundaram

Macro outlook: Central banks return to currency war with BOJ, ECB and PBOC looking to further easing bias while US Fed has turned substantially dovish on interest rate cycle. China, Japan and Europe will need more stimulus to work through further growth slowdown while the US economy will also run... Show More

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Sunset Strip | Aussie Afternoon Institutional Market Wrap

Mathan Somasundaram

Aussie market ran over pessimist with another 1.5% move up on US Fed doing what most of us expected them to do. The world is artificially being held down to low growth and low inflation to avoid any recession risks by central banks and governments. The problem with that solution... Show More

Sunset Strip | Aussie Afternoon Institutional Market Wrap

Mathan Somasundaram

Aussie market started negative on global sentiment with falling commodities and stayed there. Resources were under the pump and Energy was leading the pack down. WPL calling off merger plans with OSH could not have been on a worse day for OSH shareholders and may be that was part of... Show More