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  • Valence gets IPO ball rolling | Business Spectator
    Education Family Business Financial Services Food and Beverages Gaming and Racing Health and Pharmaceuticals HR Industrial relations Information Technology Infrastructure Insurance Manufacturing Media and Digital Resources and Energy Professional Services Property Retail Small Business SME Telecommunications The Ashes Tourism Transport and Logistics Video KGB TV China Spectator CEO Hub Leadership Lab Management Insights Young Leaders Knowledge Centre Adapt or Die Knowledge Hub Business Accelerators Webinars eBooks Menu Valence gets IPO ball rolling Sarah Jane Tasker The Australian 7 Jan 4 43 AM DataRoom Equity Capital Markets Graphite miner enjoys solid first day of trading on the ASX You must be logged in to read this article Not a member yet Register today Business Spectator is available on all of your devices so you can access the latest news and commentary where and how you like Register now Already a member Sign in here Email Address Enter your Email Address Password Enter the password that accompanies your Email Address Remember me Log in Request new password Graphite miner Valence Industries kicked off the Australian IPO market for the year yesterday with a steady debut ahead of its plan to restart South Australia s historic Uley mine The stock opened at 20 cents hit a high of 22 cents and then closed at 20 cents with more than 1 5 million shares traded on its first day Managing director Christopher Darby said the company was keen to ensure it was the first to list on the Australian market this year We started this program to get listed in late July and we have it listed in under six months there is that change in sentiment it s more optimistic he said For a company that is going to be more an industrial manufacturer than a miner it really does put us in a different space We had a good start yesterday and we are mostly looking forward to getting into production this quarter that s the main focus for us Valence plans to start production at Uley 23 kilometres from Port Lincoln on the Lower Eyre Peninsula in the first quarter of the year About 50 people will be employed to bring the mining and manufacturing facilities back online Graphite production which is used in a range of products from lead pencils to batteries and high end electronics from Uley has been in intermittent operation since the late 1800s The company which has a market capitalisation of 29 8 million will start production in two phases The first is to process existing stockpiles which contain more than 7400 tonnes of graphite through the recently refurbished plant and surrounding areas with sales to global markets Shipment of Valence s multiple graphite products will then start in the first quarter of this year The second phase production to cost 34 million will increase to more than 50 000 tonnes of graphite a year through the end of calendar 2014 We have a significant advantage from being the first producer in Australia there has been

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  • Sarah-Jane Tasker - The Australian | Business Spectator
    of Australian prisoners on a vassal state It is an insult to the democratic principles this country stands for Britain will be poorer for Scotland the brave The economic case for Scottish independence is far from settled with doubts hanging over volatile oil prices and uncertainty over future revenues One thing is certain it would be a disaster for Britain Technology NBN Buzz Mobility BYOD Smart Devices Emerging Tech Applications Big Data Cloud Computing Data Management Reviews Social Media Start ups Security Data Security Identity Management Wireless Security Telecommunication Latest stories Google v Facebook Who knows wins The unparalleled Google Analytics service means Google knows more about internet users than anyone else And runner up Facebook must go further to mine precious user insights if it wants to compete Will Twitter s founder strike social gold twice Biz Stone is looking to tap into the selflessness of others with his latest venture Jelly Enterprises But the just launched app will have to quickly shift into something of real value if it s to become a mainstream success Climate Carbon markets Energy markets Renewable energy Resources Solar energy Wind power CleanTech Science Environment Green Deals Policy Politics Smart Energy Latest stories Marking the milestones of 2013 Australia s transition to a clean energy economy took some political blows in 2013 but progress on the ground was heartening with energy efficiency solar and wind all providing tangible proof of their future potential A fifth year of declining power consumption Power consumption fell again in 2013 dipping 2 8 per cent across the National Electricity Market as scheduled renewables rose to 12 per cent of the market Industries Advertising and Marketing Agribusiness Automotive Aviation Construction and Engineering Education Family Business Financial Services Food and Beverages Gaming and Racing Health and Pharmaceuticals HR Industrial relations Information Technology Infrastructure Insurance Manufacturing Media and Digital Resources and Energy Professional Services Property Retail Small Business SME Telecommunications The Ashes Tourism Transport and Logistics Video KGB TV China Spectator CEO Hub Leadership Lab Management Insights Young Leaders Knowledge Centre Adapt or Die Knowledge Hub Business Accelerators Webinars eBooks Menu Sarah Jane Tasker The Australian Valence gets IPO ball rolling Graphite miner enjoys solid first day of trading on the ASX by Sarah Jane Tasker The Australian 4 43am January 07 O Keeffe strikes iron ore merger deal Mining entrepreneur seals deal between ASX listed Mamba and Canadian group by Sarah Jane Tasker The Australian 2 13am December 09 Valence gets IPO ball rolling Graphite miner enjoys solid first day of trading on the ASX by Sarah Jane Tasker The Australian 4 43am January 07 O Keeffe strikes iron ore merger deal Mining entrepreneur seals deal between ASX listed Mamba and Canadian group by Sarah Jane Tasker The Australian 2 13am December 09 Search Markets Global Indices Index Last Chg Chg DOW JONES 16437 05 7 7 S P 500 1842 37 4 2 0 2 NASDAQ 4174 66 18 5 0 4 FTSE 100 6739 94 48 6

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  • Where Freelancer led, others may follow | Business Spectator
    large scale investors and there are numerous reports many of the big players are looking around for opportunities in the digital and technology sector Over the past two months we have seen some notable investments UBS and various private equity investors pumped 3 4 million into taxi disrupter gocatch James Packer Seek founder Paul Bassat and other investors put 3m into similar service Ingogo Telstra invested 10 million into US cloud storage service Box and 43 million into video service Ooyala At the same time most of the major media and telco players are in some way or another looking to support the start up community Optus with Innova8 Telstra with Muru D Newscorp supporting Fishburners and mi9 Nine Entertainment Co supporting Pollenizer The strong share price performance of US technology companies has also played a role with an almost insatiable investor appetite for digital IPO s and funding rounds for seemingly anything with a disruption mandate regardless of profitability However while Freelancer made a successful debut on the ASX there are not a lot of natural domestic candidates for going public in 2014 If you look at Freelancer it satisfied three key elements large scale user base demonstrated revenue and opportunity beyond Australia s borders Not all digital technology plays aiming for a listing need to have global ambitions but if they plan on being local in focus they need to demonstrate respectable revenue growth and increases in user numbers at the very least The idea of buying up a collection of entities in a similar space and creating a listed roll up is one that will definitely be looked at by some over 2014 The concept buy a bunch of companies in the digital technology space work out a way to position them into an innovative stack of interrelated components and seek to list at a premium US event promoter SFX pursued the same strategy when gobbling up event companies around the world for around 250 million and using these assets to generate a 1 billion IPO on the NASDAQ Far from being purely an opportunistic ploy a roll up of strong complementary assets with the digital technology space should help the individual companies realise efficiencies in operations business development technology development and finance Companies focusing on either data and analytics and or paid products and e commerce in either the b2b or b2c area with growing revenues and a realistic profitability path or current profit will be considered appealing It is worth touching on an example of this approach from just six years ago It was Blue Freeway positioned as a collection of leading digital marketing and technology firms that was going to create a single brand model that could provide large scale corporations one digital marketing partner It bought a stack of companies in the space some successful others not so successful and effectively tried to jam them together Blue Freeway generated initial interest on the relatively general premise of the growth of digital marketing and

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  • Chinese firm raises part of $125m IPO via ASX system | Business Spectator
    Marking the milestones of 2013 Australia s transition to a clean energy economy took some political blows in 2013 but progress on the ground was heartening with energy efficiency solar and wind all providing tangible proof of their future potential A fifth year of declining power consumption Power consumption fell again in 2013 dipping 2 8 per cent across the National Electricity Market as scheduled renewables rose to 12 per cent of the market Industries Advertising and Marketing Agribusiness Automotive Aviation Construction and Engineering Education Family Business Financial Services Food and Beverages Gaming and Racing Health and Pharmaceuticals HR Industrial relations Information Technology Infrastructure Insurance Manufacturing Media and Digital Resources and Energy Professional Services Property Retail Small Business SME Telecommunications The Ashes Tourism Transport and Logistics Video KGB TV China Spectator CEO Hub Leadership Lab Management Insights Young Leaders Knowledge Centre Adapt or Die Knowledge Hub Business Accelerators Webinars eBooks Menu Chinese firm raises part of 125m IPO via ASX system Brett Cole 23 Dec 2013 4 39 PM DataRoom Equity Capital Markets Industries Resources and Energy Chinese owned U D Coal placed remaining shares in the IPO with investors via a traditional placement You must be logged in to read this article Not a member yet Register today Business Spectator is available on all of your devices so you can access the latest news and commentary where and how you like Register now Already a member Sign in here Email Address Enter your Email Address Password Enter the password that accompanies your Email Address Remember me Log in Request new password U D Coal Ltd a Chinese owned Queensland coal explorer has raised 40 per cent of its 125 million initial public offering through the ASX book build process the first ASX IPO that used the book build method for part of its fund raising Brisbane based U D raised 50 1 million by selling a little over 100 million shares at 50 cents each through the ASX book build said the IPO s manager AFS Capital Securities Ltd The ASX book build helped us reach a much wider audience a director of investment banking at AFS Capital Bing Xing Hu told DataRoom The remaining 75 million raised in the IPO was privately placed using traditional IPO methods says Hu About 250 million shares were sold in the IPO at 50 cents each The ASX book build is a software system that promises investors transparent pricing on IPOs secondary share sales and block trades Companies typically pay 25 000 to undertake an ASX book build process U D is 51 per cent owned by a company called Australian Kun Qian whose ultimate controlling shareholder is China s Henan Energy Chemical Group Ltd U D s other major shareholders are British Virgin Island companies Golden Globe and China Kunlun We re very pleased with the book build process U D Coal s company secretary Peter Edwards told DataRoom Print this page More from Brett Cole 13 Jan Singh behind key

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  • iBuy shares rise on debut | Business Spectator
    their future potential A fifth year of declining power consumption Power consumption fell again in 2013 dipping 2 8 per cent across the National Electricity Market as scheduled renewables rose to 12 per cent of the market Industries Advertising and Marketing Agribusiness Automotive Aviation Construction and Engineering Education Family Business Financial Services Food and Beverages Gaming and Racing Health and Pharmaceuticals HR Industrial relations Information Technology Infrastructure Insurance Manufacturing Media and Digital Resources and Energy Professional Services Property Retail Small Business SME Telecommunications The Ashes Tourism Transport and Logistics Video KGB TV China Spectator CEO Hub Leadership Lab Management Insights Young Leaders Knowledge Centre Adapt or Die Knowledge Hub Business Accelerators Webinars eBooks Menu iBuy shares rise on debut Brett Cole 20 Dec 2013 4 50 PM DataRoom Equity Capital Markets Industries Information Technology Shares in the e commerce company rose as much as 11 per cent in their ASX trading debut bucking a recent weak patch for IPOs You must be logged in to read this article Not a member yet Register today Business Spectator is available on all of your devices so you can access the latest news and commentary where and how you like Register now Already a member Sign in here Email Address Enter your Email Address Password Enter the password that accompanies your Email Address Remember me Log in Request new password iBuy Group Ltd an e commerce business incorporated less than four months ago by entrepreneurs Patrick Grove and Lucas Elliott avoided the fate of larger more storied initial public offerings as its shares rose as much as 11 per cent on its first day of trading Shares iBuy closed up 1 5 cents or 4 7 per cent at 33 5 cents as 15 5 million shares changed hands Earlier the stock rose as high as 35 5 cents Grove said it was nice that the shares rose on their first trading day but he added I don t think it s the most important thing At the end of the day it is all about the company delivering TV broadcaster Nine Entertainment Co electronics retailer Dick Smith Ltd and travel insurer Cover More Group Ltd are all trading below their IPO price after their ASX trading debuts this month iBuy will spend 31 5 million of its 37 million of IPO proceeds to acquire ecommerce websites in Hong Singapore and Malaysia BeeCrazy hk Deal com sg Mydeal com my and Dealmates com The company expects to generate revenue through the sale of products and services enabling it to earn a sales margin on the sale of products and a commission on the services it sells iBuy has arrangements with 7 000 product suppliers to sell excess remnant obsolete or out of season inventory through a website It then sells the product and remits the agreed supplier price to the product supplier iBuy receives the margin between the agreed supplier price and the price it can realise selling the product on the website

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  • Property market steadies REA | Business Spectator
    power consumption Power consumption fell again in 2013 dipping 2 8 per cent across the National Electricity Market as scheduled renewables rose to 12 per cent of the market Industries Advertising and Marketing Agribusiness Automotive Aviation Construction and Engineering Education Family Business Financial Services Food and Beverages Gaming and Racing Health and Pharmaceuticals HR Industrial relations Information Technology Infrastructure Insurance Manufacturing Media and Digital Resources and Energy Professional Services Property Retail Small Business SME Telecommunications The Ashes Tourism Transport and Logistics Video KGB TV China Spectator CEO Hub Leadership Lab Management Insights Young Leaders Knowledge Centre Adapt or Die Knowledge Hub Business Accelerators Webinars eBooks Menu Property market steadies REA Darren Davidson The Australian 20 Dec 2013 12 51 AM DataRoom Equity Capital Markets Industries Media and Digital Property Hot property market likely puts swift end to rout in REA Group shares You must be logged in to read this article Not a member yet Register today Business Spectator is available on all of your devices so you can access the latest news and commentary where and how you like Register now Already a member Sign in here Email Address Enter your Email Address Password Enter the password that accompanies your Email Address Remember me Log in Request new password Bottom feeders will be disappointed if they were expecting the rout in REA Group shares to continue The company s stock steadied yesterday closing up 32 cents at 36 32 after being smashed earlier this week following the shock departure of chief executive Greg Ellis REA Group chairman Hamish McLennan told investors yesterday that recovery in the residential property market had driven positive first quarter revenue growth at the company The update on trading conditions was disclosed on an investor briefing conference call that was convened following Ellis s departure We have already had some strong indicators of success in financial year 14 McLennan said He said positive Q1 revenue growth was being driven by the move from a subscription model to a listing based model In addition the demand for our list depth products including highlight premier and project profile have continued our residential business success and have performed very strongly as a result of the improved market conditions he said REA has enjoyed great success on the back of depth products which offer estate agents the opportunity to pay more to enhance and highlight a single property listing The products helped deliver a record full year net profit this year for the operator of the realestate com au website We re on track to achieve our strategy for the year and look forward to sharing more with you at the half yearly result in early February McLennan said Ellis was also on the call but declined to reveal where he was headed amid speculation of a role in Europe He will stay on at REA until a successor is appointed Ellis has emphatically rejected suggestions there was anything untoward in the circumstances surrounding his exit and flatly denied

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  • Darren Davidson - The Australian | Business Spectator
    Scotland the brave The economic case for Scottish independence is far from settled with doubts hanging over volatile oil prices and uncertainty over future revenues One thing is certain it would be a disaster for Britain Technology NBN Buzz Mobility BYOD Smart Devices Emerging Tech Applications Big Data Cloud Computing Data Management Reviews Social Media Start ups Security Data Security Identity Management Wireless Security Telecommunication Latest stories Google v Facebook Who knows wins The unparalleled Google Analytics service means Google knows more about internet users than anyone else And runner up Facebook must go further to mine precious user insights if it wants to compete Will Twitter s founder strike social gold twice Biz Stone is looking to tap into the selflessness of others with his latest venture Jelly Enterprises But the just launched app will have to quickly shift into something of real value if it s to become a mainstream success Climate Carbon markets Energy markets Renewable energy Resources Solar energy Wind power CleanTech Science Environment Green Deals Policy Politics Smart Energy Latest stories Marking the milestones of 2013 Australia s transition to a clean energy economy took some political blows in 2013 but progress on the ground was heartening with energy efficiency solar and wind all providing tangible proof of their future potential A fifth year of declining power consumption Power consumption fell again in 2013 dipping 2 8 per cent across the National Electricity Market as scheduled renewables rose to 12 per cent of the market Industries Advertising and Marketing Agribusiness Automotive Aviation Construction and Engineering Education Family Business Financial Services Food and Beverages Gaming and Racing Health and Pharmaceuticals HR Industrial relations Information Technology Infrastructure Insurance Manufacturing Media and Digital Resources and Energy Professional Services Property Retail Small Business SME Telecommunications The Ashes Tourism Transport and Logistics Video KGB TV China Spectator CEO Hub Leadership Lab Management Insights Young Leaders Knowledge Centre Adapt or Die Knowledge Hub Business Accelerators Webinars eBooks Menu Darren Davidson The Australian Property market steadies REA Hot property market likely puts swift end to rout in REA Group shares by Darren Davidson The Australian 12 51am December 20 Soros tunes in to Nine float US billionaire investor takes slice of media group through IPO by Darren Davidson The Australian 1 06am December 05 Investors baulk at top price for Nine Strongest demand for stock comes at lower end of indicative range by Darren Davidson The Australian 6 03am December 04 Property market steadies REA Hot property market likely puts swift end to rout in REA Group shares by Darren Davidson The Australian 12 51am December 20 Soros tunes in to Nine float US billionaire investor takes slice of media group through IPO by Darren Davidson The Australian 1 06am December 05 Investors baulk at top price for Nine Strongest demand for stock comes at lower end of indicative range by Darren Davidson The Australian 6 03am December 04 Search Markets Global Indices Index Last Chg Chg DOW JONES 16437 05 7

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  • Cover-More shares plunge 18% in early trade | Business Spectator
    12 per cent of the market Industries Advertising and Marketing Agribusiness Automotive Aviation Construction and Engineering Education Family Business Financial Services Food and Beverages Gaming and Racing Health and Pharmaceuticals HR Industrial relations Information Technology Infrastructure Insurance Manufacturing Media and Digital Resources and Energy Professional Services Property Retail Small Business SME Telecommunications The Ashes Tourism Transport and Logistics Video KGB TV China Spectator CEO Hub Leadership Lab Management Insights Young Leaders Knowledge Centre Adapt or Die Knowledge Hub Business Accelerators Webinars eBooks Menu Cover More shares plunge 18 in early trade Brett Cole 19 Dec 2013 2 09 PM DataRoom Equity Capital Markets Industries Insurance Professional Services Shares in the travel insurer and medical assistance company fall sharply on ASX debut You must be logged in to read this article Not a member yet Register today Business Spectator is available on all of your devices so you can access the latest news and commentary where and how you like Register now Already a member Sign in here Email Address Enter your Email Address Password Enter the password that accompanies your Email Address Remember me Log in Request new password Shares in Cover More Group Ltd plunged 18 per cent on the first day of trading as the travel insurer and medical assistance company joins a growing list of companies whose trading debuts have disappointed At 1251 AEDT Cover More shares were trading at 1 65 35 cents lower than the initial public offering price of 2 giving the company a market value of 530 2 million It s the most expensive IPO in Australian history of any company with a market cap of more than half a billion dollars says Chris Prunty an equities analyst at Ausbil Dexia Ltd Cover More s IPO was priced at 23 1 times forecast 2014 net profit Cover More s chief executive Peter Edwards brushed aside the disappointing debut telling DataRoom the IPO was well and truly oversubscribed A lot of successful investment houses saw value at 23 times Edwards says Macquarie Group Ltd and UBS AG managed and underwrote the Cover More IPO Yesterday s debut of packaging company Pact Group Holdings Ltd was similarly disappointing Pact s shares fell 13 per cent yesterday and were trading at 3 29 at 1251 AEDT 51 cents below its IPO price of 3 80 Meanwhile Nine Entertainment Co shares were trading 10 cents below the television broadcaster s IPO price of 2 05 at 1252 AEST Elsewhere shares in electronics retailer Dick Smith Holdings Ltd were trading at 2 10 at 1254 AEDT also 10 cents below its IPO price of 2 20 The IPO market is a little saturated in the short term after a flurry of deals just before Christmas says Tony Paterno a senior investment adviser at Ord Minnett They were very lucky to get some of these floats away at the prices they did especially the private equity ones he says Private equity firms such as Cover More s former owner

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