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  • Bonds
  • JPMorgan hits go on $1.76b Firstmac RMBS deal

    Non-bank lender Firstmac’s out in the market seeking bond investors for a $1.76 billion RMBS deal, launching the deal after a week of marketing.Β 

    • 11 mins ago
  • Capital raising
  • Listed graphite play Talga in $20m placement

    Listed battery materials play Talga Group had Euroz Hartleys and Morgan Stanley drumming up interest in a $20 million share placement on Thursday morning.

  • Capital raising
  • Body scanning biz Evolt 360 picks up Regal, Soul Patts

    Body composition scanning business Evolt 360 has picked up a handful of institutional investors, as part of a $12 million private funding round via Bell Potter.Β 

    Yesterday

  • Mergers & acquisitions
  • 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.

  • Mergers & acquisitions
  • 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.

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  • Mergers & acquisitions
  • Pub landlord Harvest Hotels in $42m top-up raise

    It’s back to the future for pub investment outfit Harvest Hotels, which has re-opened a three year old fund to helpΒ settle its tab on Windsor Castle Hotel in NSW’s Hunter Valley.

  • Capital raising
  • Blood biotech Aegros chases $300m-plus float, raising first

    Blood plasma biotech Aegros has mapped out plans for $300 million-plus listing on the ASX boards next year, in a bid to lure investors into two nera term private funding rounds.Β 

  • Capital raising
  • Pepper Money defies gloom to launch $500m RMBS issue

    Non-bank lender Pepper Money has put a $500 million residential mortgage-backed securities transaction to investors, racing out a day after the Reserve Bank’s 25bps cash rate increase.

  • Capital raising
  • Allegiance Coal in $33.6m rights issue at 42pc discount

    Listed coal producer Allegiance Coal was asking investors to tip in $33.6 million on Wednesday morning to fund working capital as it refurbishes its Black Warrior and New Elk Mines.

  • Capital raising
  • De Grey chases $130m equity at $1/sh

    De Grey Mining is seeking to make the most of its newfound corporate interest, tapping shareholders for $120 million in fresh funds.Β 

  • Mergers & acquisitions
  • Vet meds biz AVet Health raising $10m to acquire Zoetis products

    Sydney-based veterinary pharmaceutical company AVet Health has tapped MST Financial to round up $10 million to buy a basket of products from global animal healthcare giant Zoetis.

    This Month

  • Mergers & acquisitions
  • Telehealth biz InstantScripts hunts for new owner; $200m sale tipped

    The doctor’s recommended a new owner for InstantScripts, and the four-year-old telehealth business has brought in Lazard Australia to find one.

  • Mergers & acquisitions
  • Livingbridge PE lines up in FiftyFive5 auction, taps Allens

    Busy private equity group Livingbridge’s taking a close look at Mercury Capital’s marketing research services business FiftyFive5, which is up for grabs in an auction via E&P Corporate Advisory.Β 

  • Private equity
  • TPG Capital hires Origin Energy exec as operations boss

    Private equity outfit TPG Capital has poached from Origin Energy to replace Rob Speedie, who joined Novotech as CFO.

  • Mergers & acquisitions
  • Miles Advisory enrols suitors for childcare biz Story House

    Liked Affinity Education? Meet Story House.

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  • Capital raising
  • MA Growth hitches a ride with vehicle subscription biz Splend

    Rideshare car rental group Splend will be in the market for more electric vehicles ahead of a mooted IPO.

  • Mergers & acquisitions
  • MUFG poaches CommBank banker to target PE deals

    Japanese lender Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group will be seeking a bigger slice of the regional leveraged buyouts funding market.

  • Link Administration Holdings
  • Link Group’s corporate markets unit in crosshairs, $1b offer lands

    As Link Group board considers alternatives to a whole of company takeover and investors lick their wounds, one way to create value may be hiding in plain sight.

  • Mergers & acquisitions
  • 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.Β 

  • Banking products
  • Japanese banks take Carsales debt for a spin

    Japanese lenders Mizuho and SMBC have joined Carsales.com’s now 10-strong bank syndicate.