Australia is experiencing a record-shattering boom in technology listings as start-ups starved of venture capital funding pursue backdoor listings, a trend that has regulators concerned companies are trying to take short cuts to get to market.
Melbourne, Australia-based real estate classified service REA Group Ltd bought rental application service 1Form Online Pty Ltd in a deal valued at $15 million as part of its strategy to link its customers with property-related services.
Australia-based mining firm Rio Tinto Ltd purchased C$1.29 billion (A$1.32 billion) worth of shares in Canada-based mining company Turquoise Hill Resources out of contractual obligations but maintained its present stake.
Canada-based suitor Saputo Inc has lifted its stake in Australia-based dairy supplier Warrnambool Cheese and Butter Factory Ltd for the third time after United Dairy Power backed Saputo's takeover bid.
Canada-based dairy firm Saputo Inc has again increased its stake in its takeover target, Australia-based dairy supplier Warrnambool Cheese and Butter Factory Ltd, from 20.141% yesterday to 21.392%.
Australia-based boutique funds management company Paradice Investment Management has acquired a 5.14% stake in electronics retailer Dick Smith, according to a document filed with the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX).
Perth, Australia-based mining firm Mirabela Nickel Ltd secured a $45-million (A$50.7-million) loan from its note holders in an interim financing deal as the Rothschild Capital Funds looks for investors for the troubled miner.
Australia-based mobile device provider Telstra Corporation Ltd will sell CSL, its Hong Kong-based mobiles business to HKT Limited in a deal valued at $2.425 billion.
CFS Retail Property Trust Group has entered an agreement to pay $460 million to acquire the integrated retail asset management business of the Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA).
Australia-based agricultural firm Ruralco Holdings Ltd will raise $25 million for the company's growth through a fully underwritten institutional placement that prices its shares at $3.25 apiece.
Insurance Australia Group Ltd (IAG) bought the Australian and New Zealand underwriting business of Western Australia's farmers' cooperative Wesfarmers Ltd for $1.845 billion.
Australia-based taxi app ingogo has raised an additional AUD3.4 million in venture capital funding and expressed plans for a 2014 listing on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX).
WesTrac China Limited has reached an agreement to acquire the distribution and support businesses of Caterpillar Global Mining in a deal valued at around USD130 million.
Queensland-based coal mining company Carabella Resources Ltd received a hostile bid from private Chinese firm Wealth Mining, which already owns an 11.06% stake in the Australian mining firm.
Australia-based IDP Education, the world's largest provider of international student placement, is considering the sale of its shares through an initial public offering (IPO) in 2014.