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Ontario Teachers’ joins Vector shortlist, Goldman Sachs in tow

Watch out, there’s a Canadian heavyweight entering the ring at Vector Metering.

  • Anthony Macdonald, Sarah Thompson and Kanika Sood

Jemena owner lines up bond investor chats; sparks hopes of a deal

The owner of NSW’s largest gas distribution business, Jemena, has mandated five banks to tee up chats with bond fundies across Australia, Asia and Europe, indicating it may be about to serve up a deal and break the drought in corporate issuance.

  • Anthony Macdonald, Sarah Thompson and Kanika Sood

Ampol, Hyundai team up for cheaper EV charging

Hyundai electric vehicle owners will pay less to charge their cars at Ampol stations, as the Korean carmaker and the petroleum group explore adding refuelling stations for hydrogen-powered vehicles.

  • Jenny Wiggins

This Month

Vector makes cuts to smart meters field for round two

There’s some heavyweight names on the cutting room floor at Vector, after the utility shortlisted parties for its metering auction in the past few days.

  • Anthony Macdonald, Sarah Thompson and Kanika Sood

Engineering services biz SRG Global in investor charm offensive

Listed engineering services business SRG Global is jockeying for investor attention just as Theiss gets ready to take MACA off the ASX boards.

  • Anthony Macdonald, Sarah Thompson and Kanika Sood

‘Buck stops with me’, says Brisbane Olympics boss

As he prepares to bring the Olympics to Brisbane, former Dow Chemicals chair and adviser to president Donald Trump, Andrew Liveris, says he’s used to dealing with egos.

  • Mark Ludlow

Melbourne Airport rail case depends on no SkyBus

The viability of Melbourne’s proposed airport rail link depends on travellers paying ‘premium’ fares and the popular SkyBus service not competing with the trains.

  • Jenny Wiggins

MACA investors on the fence after Thiess secures control

MACA shareholders who have not yet accepted a $367 million takeover bid from mining services group Thiess are weighing up whether to remain minority investors in the Perth-based contractor.

  • Jenny Wiggins

Houlihan Lokey gets to work on Crescent Capital’s Hall Contracting

Crescent Capital’s Hall Contracting has kicked off its search for a new major shareholder, targeting private equity teams under pressure to put capital to work. 

  • Anthony Macdonald, Sarah Thompson and Kanika Sood


Atlas Arteria share price sinks after $3.1b capital raising

Atlas Arteria’s retail investors are steering clear of a $3.1 billion capital raising because the tollroad group’s share price has fallen so steeply since it issued equity to buy the Chicago Skyway.

  • Jenny Wiggins

Taxpayers to benefit from infrastructure corruption crackdown

Victoria’s anti-corruption commission has been asking companies whether they are aware of gifts being offered to secure contracts or government agencies favouring certain suppliers as it makes infrastructure projects a priority over the next 12 months.

  • Jenny Wiggins

Investors brace for budget cuts to infrastructure projects

A report by Infrastructure Partnerships Australia found 69 per cent of investors were interested in new renewable energy projects, but were frustrated by the investment pipeline.

  • Mark Ludlow

Thiess goes unconditional on MACA offer

MACA investors have been told that Thiess’s bid is now unconditional despite the mining group failing to get at least half of the Perth-based company’s shares by a self-imposed deadline.

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  • Jenny Wiggins

IFM Investors’ war on Atlas Arteria gets personal

IFM Investors is raising questions over the capability of Atlas Arteria’s board and management team as it gears up to battle for more control of the toll road group.

  • Jenny Wiggins

Transurban picks Tutor Perini for Maryland project after 2-year delay

The plan to develop a $5 billion toll road in the US state of Maryland has inched forward after it finally found a construction company to build it, but the project has more hurdles to overcome. 

  • Jenny Wiggins

Sydney Airport hopeful these school hols will be smoother than last

However, the airport is unlikely to be fully staffed until at least early next year.

  • Jenny Wiggins

Macquarie elbowed aside in $3.4b Suez UK deal

It looked like a done deal, but waste management giant Veolia has been forced to sell Suez UK to a French consortium instead.

  • Hans van Leeuwen

Clash over Melbourne Airport rail design as reports slam government

Melbourne Airport and Victoria’s government clashed over a proposed rail link from Tullamarine to the city, as reports by the auditor-general slammed the government.

  • Mibenge Nsenduluka and Rachael Ward

This brickmaker saw inflation coming when the RBA didn’t

The boss of Brickworks says there’s a long pipeline of new home construction because of backlogs, delays and tradie shortages.

  • Simon Evans

IFM says Chicago Skyway deal has destroyed $1b in value

IFM Investors has attacked Australian toll road group Atlas Ateria, saying its $2.9 billion purchase of the Chicago Skyway has wiped $1 billion off the company.

  • Jenny Wiggins