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‘This pleading is a mess’: Judge slams liquidators’ case against Forge directors and auditors
Restructuring & Insolvency August 16, 2019 4:11 pm By Amelia Birnie

A judge has sent insolvency firm Ferrier Hodgson back to the drawing board to redraft its pleadings against the former directors and auditors of collapsed […]

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ACCC raises concerns over Emergent, Oxford cold storage deal
Competition & Consumer Protection August 15, 2019 10:46 pm By Christine Caulfield

US cold storage giant Emergent Cold’s proposed takeover of rival Australian company AB Oxford faces scrutiny by the competition regulator, which has raised preliminary concerns […]

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ACCC flags competition concerns about Bis-Cougar Mining deal
Competition & Consumer Protection August 8, 2019 9:23 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The competition regulator has raised concerns about Bis Industries’ proposed acquisition of Cougar Mining Group, saying the threat of new competitors appeared unlikely to significantly […]

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Ex-Reinventure partner must have independent valuer assess her claim to cut of $100M
Financial Services August 7, 2019 3:09 pm By Miklos Bolza

The former partner of Westpac-backed venture capital firm Reinventure Group has been ordered to appoint an independent valuer to clarify the claimed loss against her […]

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ACCC greenlights Wesfarmers’ $230M acquisition of Catch Group
Competition & Consumer Protection August 5, 2019 9:00 pm By Amelia Birnie

The competition regulator has cleared the way for Australian retail giant Wesfarmers to acquire online retailer Catch Group for $230 million, after finding the acquisition […]

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ACCC greenlights auto dealership merger, with proviso
Competition & Consumer Protection July 25, 2019 9:48 pm By Christine Caulfield

The competition watchdog has signed off on a proposed merger of AP Eagers and Automotive Holdings Group, Australia’s two biggest auto retailers, on the condition […]

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Shareholders give thumbs up to create IP services behemoth
Intellectual Property July 25, 2019 10:40 pm By Christine Caulfield

Shareholders of Xenith IP have voted to approve a hard-fought takeover proposal by Australia’s largest intellectual property services firm IPH, in a deal that will […]

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ACCC flags competition concerns in $350M ANZ Terminals, GrainCorp tie-up
Competition & Consumer Protection July 25, 2019 2:29 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has expressed competition concerns about ANZ Terminals’ proposed acquisition of a unit of global agribusiness GrainCorp, despite the storage […]

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Global textiles giant Simba can peek at IFOTA’s books, judge says
Securities July 2, 2019 3:08 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Clothing manufacturer IFOTA has been ordered to open its books to shareholder Simba after it raised concerns about IFOTA’s management and financial position. Fifteen per […]

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Mondelez overvalued Aussie biz in $460M sale to Bega, suit claims
Corporate July 1, 2019 9:43 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Bega Cheese is accusing global food giant Mondelez of overstating the value of the Australian assets purchased for $460 million in July 2017 as part […]

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