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  • Equity Capital Markets | Business Spectator
    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 Equity Capital Markets IPO market set to sizzle in 2014 As much as 8 billion worth of IPOs may hit the ASX in the first half of 2014 by Brett Cole 3 06pm December 16 New bourse aims to lure Chinese firms Asia Pacific Stock Exchange s clearance from ASIC paves the way for more Asian companies to tap Australian capital markets by Victoria Thieberger 12 41pm December 16 1 comment Qld seeks advisers on power port assets The state government will select investment banks and legal firms to conduct scoping studies for its electricity and port assets by Brett Cole 5 34pm December 13 ASX BookBuild to launch its first IPO A Chinese owned coal explorer plans to raise as much as 125 million in the first IPO using the ASX BookBuild system by Brett Cole 1 38pm December 13 PE action is in distressed Australian assets While Oaktree and Apollo pursue Australia s distressed debt turnarounds Blackstone and KKR have shifted their buyout attention north to Asia leaving their Australian offices to focus on investment funds and real estate opportunities by Brett Cole 1 09pm December 12 Cover More IPO raises 521m Macquarie and UBS the two leading underwriters of IPOs in Australia placed most of Cover More s shares with key investors two weeks ago by Brett Cole 3 02pm December 11 dorsaVi shares fall on ASX debut The company which sells athletic monitoring equipment had a disappointing start on the ASX by Brett Cole 12 30pm December 11 ASX s second book build deal disappoints Liquefied Natural Gas has been forced to cut its offer price for its on market book build offer by Brett Cole 12 10pm December 11 Hotel Property Investments falls on ASX debut The pub real estate trust shed more than 1 5 per cent in its opening minutes of trade by Amanda Saunders 1 23pm December 10 Twiggy backer pumps funds into LNG Early Fortescue backer Eddie Sugar finds new resources play with big ambition by Paul Garvey The Australian 1 34am December 10 Vocation Affinity shares rise on debut The performance of Vocation and Affinity Education has helped restore a little faith in the IPO market by Brett Cole 1 42pm December 09 ASX on market book build has second deal Liquefied Natural Gas and Foster Stockbroking are using the technology to raise up to 16 2 million by Brett Cole 12 58pm December 09 IPO market suffering indigestion Supply has well and truly caught up with demand in the IPO market as evidenced by Nine s disappointing debut by Brett Cole 11 53am

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  • Equity Capital Markets | 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 Equity Capital Markets ASA to back Billabong deal Australian Shareholders Association sees private equity deal as best option by Blair Speedy The Australian 12 19am January 09 Billabong deal unfair Independent expert says private equity deal unfair to existing shareholders by Blair Speedy The Australian 12 59am January 08 Champ Ventures plans SG Fleet IPO in Q1 The private equity firm plans to sell its 42 per cent stake in the motor vehicle fleet management business in an IPO worth up to 500m by Brett Cole 3 01pm January 07 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 Deutsche Bank wins NAB ADR contract The German bank is beefing up its transaction banking services in an effort to win more business by Brett Cole 4 54pm January 06 Where Freelancer led others may follow The resounding success of Freelancer s debut as a listed entity has other players looking around for suitable tech assets to bring to market by Ben Shepherd 10 29am December 24 4 comments Chinese firm raises part of 125m IPO via ASX system Chinese owned U D Coal placed remaining shares in the IPO with investors via a traditional placement by Brett Cole 4 39pm December 23 Anchorage five cash in on Dick Smith float Christmas has come early for the five key players at the private equity firm that floated Dick Smith after just one year of ownership by Bridget Carter The Australian 9 57am December 23 2 comments iBuy shares rise on debut 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 by Brett Cole 4 50pm December 20 Bankers cool on MnA deal outlook for 2014 M A bankers say while boardrooms are more confident and balance sheets are in good shape there may be little improvement in the volume of deals next year by Brett Cole 11 48am December 20 1 comment UBS takes title as best bank Survey of corporates sees Swiss based group labelled Australia s best investment bank by Michael Bennet The Australian 2 26am December 20 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 Cover More shares plunge 18 in early trade Shares in the travel insurer and medical assistance company fall sharply on ASX debut by Brett Cole 2 09pm December 19 CFS CBA ink 460m deal Property

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  • MacGen bidders down to three | Business Spectator
    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 MacGen bidders down to three 8 Jan 9 02 AM DataRoom Mergers Acquisitions Climate Energy markets Shenhua bails as parties prepare final offers for NSW generator 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 By a staff reporter Chinese group Shenhua has withdrawn from bidding for NSW power generator Macquarie Generation leaving AGL Energy ERM Power and Marubent Corporation The Australian Financial Review reports Treasurer Michael Baird has said he hopes the generator which is home to power plants in Bayswater and Liddell will fetch up 2 billion although bidders have been hopeful of a price closer to 1 billion MacGen which represents about a quarter of the state s power production is among three power generation firms the NSW government plans to sell which it hopes will raise 3 billion to build roads schools and hospitals among other projects

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  • Political twist to stir dairy battle | Business Spectator
    In a hearing of the tribunal in the Federal Court in Melbourne yesterday judge John Mansfield said the tribunal would today request comments from the state and federal governments as well as the Productivity Commission and the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences The judge said the tribunal was seeking input by January 17 particularly on public interest issues but also so that they don t think the public interest issue is being decided in their absence Justice Mansfield noted that neither level of government had taken the opportunity to respond when the tribunal called for submissions from interested parties A spokeswoman for Joe Hockey who in November knocked back a 3 billion offer for GrainCorp from US based agribusiness Archer Daniels Midland said If the tribunal makes a formal request to agencies it would be the government s expectation that those agencies would respond in accordance with their obligations Victorian Minister for Agriculture and Food Security Peter Walsh said the state government would give consideration to the tribunal s request once the formal notification is received Mr Walsh has previously indicated he would prefer WCB to be sold to an Australian buyer such as Murray Goulburn rather than Canadian dairy giant Saputo whose bid has been recommended to shareholders by the WCB board Obviously the ultimate decision is with the shareholders but my personal preference would be that we could build major internationally competitive businesses in whatever commodity area it is Mr Walsh told The Australian in October The current movement in the dairy industry provides the chance for a major Australian player to be formed with a real presence in the world rather than necessarily an international company owning it Murray Goulburn has repeatedly played the patriotism card throughout the bid highlighting its co operative structure as a lure to WCB s hundreds of dairy farmer supplier shareholders The company has also hired high priced lobbying firm Bespoke Approach whose partners include former politicians Alexander Downer and Nick Bolkus as well as seasoned public relations consultant Ian Smith to champion its cause in Canberra Murray Goulburn chief Gary Helou yesterday said he believed his company deserved political support to build a globally competitive business that could service booming global demand for dairy products I hope both the state and federal governments would support this application as being in the national good to have a successful large export oriented dairy food company he said It s high time we built critical mass for what is going to be a growth engine for the future in Asia Murray Goulburn holds a 17 7 per cent stake in WCB and is urging shareholders to wait on the competition tribunal s decision expected late next month following five days of hearings before deciding whether to sell their stock Mr Helou described the case for authorising the merger as compelling saying it would increase the international competitiveness of the merged group promote scale efficiencies in milk supply transport production and

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  • GPT eyes new target | Business Spectator
    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 GPT Group is likely to turn its attention to another target after this week striking a deal to carve off nearly 1 2 billion of property in the battle for Commonwealth Property Office Fund according to market sources There was speculation yesterday the 1 97 billion Investa Office Fund would be a good fit for GPT with IOF shares closing up 8 cents to 3 21 in trading yesterday On Monday night Dexus Property Group and partner Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and rival GPT announced GPT could buy four Commonwealth Property Office Fund CPA office towers for 679 million if Dexus wins its 3 billion takeover bid for the office landlord CPPIB may also sell its half share in Northland shopping centre in Melbourne to GPT for 505 million The properties would be owned by GPT s wholesale office and shopping centre funds Under the revised offer Dexus and CPPIB have put more cash on the table and lowered the script component of their bid Winston Sammut managing director of fund manager Maxim Asset Management said the deal saved face for both sides with GPT getting some assets and Dexus CPPIB the grand prize He noted that the bid price for CPA was becoming expensive being in line with CPA s share price of 1 23 and above its net tangible assets of 1 19 GPT has the capacity to spend more and brokers today have raised Investa as a potential target though not immediately Mr Sammut said He did note that investment bankers might be talking their own book Investa Office Fund had been trading at a 5 to 10 per cent discount to its 3 25 NTA over the past month he said Phoenix Portfolios managing director Stuart Cartledge said both Dexus and GPT shares had traded up yesterday following the announcement while CPA shares were flat reflecting that the market was no longer prepared to pay a premium for CPA on the expectation of a higher bid Two days ago I would have expected a higher bid but Dexus has put GPT in a difficult place Mr Cartledge said If GPT were to increase its bid it risked paying too much while it would also lose Northland as the acquisition was subject to Dexus winning CPA he said CLSA analyst John Kim said a higher bid from GPT should not be ruled out GPT had still been accumulating shares in CPA and announced on Monday it had increased its stake to 11 4 per cent nor had it formally withdrawn its offer he said GPT said on Monday that its bid for CPA remained open until January 24 while Dexus s offer closes on February 7 Mr Kim

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  • Turi Condon - The Australian | Business Spectator
    adding to a generally weak day for European markets Politics Australian Election Federal Budget International News Asia Europe USA National Affairs Latest stories Gagging visas are an attack on democracy The skyrocketing price of a journalist visa for Nauru will limit coverage 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 Turi Condon The Australian GPT eyes new target Property group likely to pursue new acquisitions after CPA deal by Turi Condon The Australian 12 52am January 08 1 comment 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 0 7 NIKKEI 15912 06 31 7 0 2 Hang Seng 22846 25 58 9 0 3 The Spectators Harnessing the power of the one man brand Ken Phillips 10 Jan 1 58 PM 2 Self employed individuals can strengthen relationships with

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  • Mergers & Acquisitions | 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 Mergers Acquisitions Coal juniors draw Chinese suitors China Kingho s 71m bid for Carabella Resources reveals a patient investor willing to make a strategic play for depressed assets by Amanda Saunders 11 54am January 07 Shell BP mull asset sales Oil giants consider selling Australian petrol stations report 6 23am January 07 3 comments Dexus nears CPA win Deal with GPT likely to pave way for takeover of office fund by Turi Condon The Australian 12 41am January 07 GPT lifts CPA voting power Suitor increases voting shares after CPA spurns takeover deal 2 28pm January 06 United Dairy seeks to sell a stake The country s biggest privately owned milk supplier wants to sell a stake to an Australian investor by Brett Cole 2 00pm January 06 4 comments Beach a focus for Cooper Basin M A SA region likely to be home to significant consolidation in 2014 by Paul Garvey The Australian 1 54am January 06 1 comment Saputo may extend Warrnambool deadline The Canadian dairy giant will resume talks with key Warrnambool shareholders as it debates whether to close its takeover offer Friday by Brett Cole 12 02am January 06 1 comment Keybridge mulling buyback to repel Oceania The investment company subject to a takeover offer from rival Oceania is considering a full range of capital management options by Brett Cole 1 45pm January 03 Ansell completes BarrierSafe buy Protective clothing maker acquires purchase of single use glove provider 10 51am January 03 Westpac says Lloyds deal progressing well The bank says its acquisition of Lloyds Australian businesses closed December 31 as scheduled by Brett Cole 2 57pm January 02 Westpac completes Lloyds deal Bank completes previously announced acquisition of corporate loan portfolio 9 49am January 02 Fiat to buy Chrysler stake US1 75bn deal paves way for full merger creating new global car giant 9 12am January 02 1 comment Potential bidders for Gunns get more time font color red DataRoom font Deadline for expressions of interest in bankrupt timber company extended assets valued at 795 9m by Brett Cole 8 41am January 02 1 comment Macquarie tops 2013 IPO league table The homegrown investment bank beat UBS to claim the number one status as the country s leading IPO underwriter by Brett Cole 3 07pm December 31 UBS tops Australian M

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  • Mergers & Acquisitions | Business Spectator
    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 Mergers Acquisitions Singh behind key KKR deal Jeff Singh s Chase Corporate Advisory helped bring in KKR to secure the 130 million takeover of Centric Wealth by Brett Cole 1 09am January 13 1 comment Financial Index to buy Centric Wealth for 130m After the acquisition closes New York based KKR will take one third stake in Financial Index by Brett Cole 12 09am January 13 1 comment Global MnA slips to 3 year low A decline in private equity sales and trade sales was behind the weaker result despite a string of mega deals in 2013 according to Mergermarket by Amanda Saunders 5 45pm January 10 1 comment Saputo pushes for Bega s Warrnambool stake The Canadian dairy company is lobbying Bega in an effort to win its 19 per cent stake in Warrnambool by Brett Cole 12 05pm January 10 1 comment Shares in Kimberley Diamonds shine The owner of the Ellendale Mine has seen its shares surge this week sparking talk that another acquisition may be on the cards by Amanda Saunders 10 51am January 10 1 comment NAB UK exit expected soon Analysts forecast bank to divest UK assets as economic recovery takes shape by Michael Bennet The Australian 1 14am January 10 3 comments Hedge funds key to WCB fight Saputo looking beyond Bega and Lion for Warrnambool takeover support by Rebecca Urban The Australian 1 08am January 10 1 comment Saputo tipped to extend Warrnambool offer The Canadian company risks regulatory ire as it is yet to inform Warrnambool shareholders of a planned extension a day before the current offer expires by Brett Cole 12 00am January 10 6 comments Saputo s Warrnambool stake now 20 per cent The Canadian dairy suitor is now the biggest shareholder in the western Victorian dairy producer by Brett Cole 5 13pm January 09 1 comment Shell role underscores Merrill Lynch s Australian revival The investment bank is advising Shell on the sale of its Australian retail and refining businesses in a deal that may be worth as much as 3 billion by Brett Cole 1 26pm January 09 WRT investors say split costs 1 5 bln too much Institutional investors in Westfield Retail Trust want as much as 1 5 billion sliced from the cost of the proposed split of the Lowy family international and domestic shopping centre empires by Amanda Saunders 10 49am January 09 Shell bidders revealed report Dust settles on suitors for Aust petrol assets deal may be sealed next week 6 46am January 09 Super funds chase asset sales Large super funds look to accelerate pace of govt privatisations report 3 42am January 09 8 comments WCB merger claims disputed Murray Goulburn public benefit

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