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Dec 1 (Reuters) - Australian logistics company GetSwift Ltd said on Friday it had entered into an agreement with Amazon.com Inc and a multi-year partnership with Yum Brands Inc, sending its shares up 84 percent to a record high.
SYDNEY, Nov 30 (Reuters) - Canada-based Kirkland Lake Gold listed its shares on the Australia bourse on Thursday after investing millions of dollars and joining dozens of other prospectors in a modern-day gold rush.
Nov 30 (Reuters) - Gaming machine maker Aristocrat Leisure Ltd said on Thursday it will acquire Seattle-based gaming company Big Fish Games, a unit of Churchill Downs , for $990 million in cash to increase its social gaming footprint.
Nov 21 (Reuters) - Australia's Downer EDI said on Tuesday it plans to sell its freight rail business to Caterpillar Inc's Progress Rail unit for A$109 million ($82.18 million) as the engineering contractor reduces its dependence on the mining sector.
Nov 21 (Reuters) - Australian oil and gas explorer FAR Ltd said on Tuesday that an independent study of two of its offshore blocks in West Africa's Gambia found potential for a total of 1.1 billion barrels of oil.
SYDNEY, Nov 16 (Reuters) - A consortium of global energy investors has approached Australian oil and gas major Santos Ltd with a proposal for an all-cash takeover worth A$11 billion ($8.34 billion), media reported on Thursday.
Nov 1 (Reuters) - Australian oil and gas explorer Oil Search said on Wednesday it will buy stakes in oil assets in Alaska for $400 million from privately owned U.S. companies Armstrong Energy LLC and GMT Exploration Company LLC.
Nov 1 (Reuters) - Australia's biggest department store chain Myer Holdings said on Wednesday first-quarter comparable store sales fell from a year earlier as a result of "challenging retail conditions" and stiffer competition.
Oct 24 (Reuters) - Agricultural chemicals maker Nufarm Ltd said it would buy a range of European crop protection product lines for $490 million to strengthen its position in Europe where it generates its highest crop protection margins.
Sept 25 (Reuters) - Australian non-bank lender Pepper Group said on Monday U.S. private equity giant KKR had offered to pay a fully franked special dividend of 10 cents on top of its previous A$3.60 per share takeover offer.
Sept 20 (Reuters) - Australia's Seven Group Holdings on Wednesday said it would buy the stake it does not already own in Coates Hire from Carlyle Group LP and minority owners for A$517 million ($414.01 million) to boost its industrial services division.
SINGAPORE, Aug 25 (Reuters) - Australia's biggest airline Qantas Airways Ltd posted its second-highest underlying annual profit on Friday, beating analyst estimates as aggressive cost-cutting helped offset fierce price competition from international rivals.
July 20 (Reuters) - Woodside Petroleum reported a 6.8 percent fall in oil and gas output in the June quarter due to planned and unplanned outages and a previously flagged reduction in its share of pipeline gas from the North West Shelf.
July 5 (Reuters) - Australian non-bank lender Pepper Group Ltd said on Wednesday it has received a A$655 million ($498 million) non-binding takeover offer from U.S. buyout firm KKR Credit Advisors LLC.
July 5 (Reuters) - Vocus Group Ltd said on Wednesday it would allow KKR & Co LP to conduct due diligence on a non-exclusive basis, a month after the private equity firm made a $1.66 billion takeover offer for the Australian internet company.
June 20 (Reuters) - Australia's OrotonGroup Ltd, a maker of luxury handbags, said on Tuesday it has received expressions of interest that could involve a sale of the company and plans to begin a formal process to explore its options.
May 18 (Reuters) - James Hardie Industries Plc, the world's top fiber cement building materials maker, reported a 13 percent rise in full-year net profit on Thursday as a reduction in compensation payouts for asbestos diseases boosted the bottom line.
SYDNEY, May 15 (Reuters) - Australian newspaper publisher Fairfax Media Ltd on Monday said it has received a revised A$2.76 billion ($2.04 billion) cash offer led by U.S. private equity firm TPG Capital Management for all of the company.
SYDNEY, April 27 (Reuters) - Australia's third-largest television network, Ten Network Holdings, on Thursday said its future was dependent on financing arrangements after it reported a A$232 million ($173 million) half-year loss in a weak advertising market.
SYDNEY, April 27 (Reuters) - Australia's Wesfarmers Ltd , owner of the country's No. 2 grocery chain, said third-quarter food and liquor sales rose 1.2 percent as a strategy of cutting shelf prices to win customers was offset by higher wholesale prices.
SYDNEY, March 21 (Reuters) - Australia's Downer EDI Ltd on Tuesday offered to buy cleaner-caterer Spotless Group Holdings Ltd for A$1.27 billion ($982 million), almost a third below the price it was listed at after a private equity turnaround three years ago.
SYDNEY, Feb 3 (Reuters) - Australia's James Hardie Industries Plc, the world No. 1 maker of fibre cement home panelling, cut its guidance as unexpectedly high production costs hit third-quarter profit, sending its shares down by the most in eight months.
SYDNEY, Jan 31 (Reuters) - Australia's biggest listed private educator Navitas Ltd on Tuesday blamed U.S. politics for a downturn in inquiries about English classes in the United States, as a decline in half-yearly earnings sent its shares to a one-year low.
SYDNEY, Dec 28 (Reuters) - Australian supermarket giant Woolworths Ltd is selling its chain of petrol stations to BP plc for A$1.8 billion ($1.29 billion) in cash, Woolworths said in a statement on Wednesday.
SYDNEY, Dec 23 (Reuters) - Australia's Tatts on Friday rejected a takeover bid worth up to A$7.3 billion ($5.27 billion) from a consortium backed by KKR and Macquarie Group, saying it preferred an earlier offer from Tabcorp Holdings Ltd.
SYDNEY, Dec 16 (Reuters) - Shares in Australian pharmaceutical company Mayne Pharma Group Ltd fell more than 16 percent on Friday after 20 U.S states filed a lawsuit against it alleging it engaged in a conspiracy with others to fix prices on two generic drugs.
SYDNEY, Dec 15 (Reuters) - Australian casino company Crown Resorts Ltd said first-half revenue would fall 12 percent due to a slump in turnover from VIP gamblers, and announced plans to raise A$1.6...
SYDNEY, Dec 12 (Reuters) - Australian travel insurance provider Cover-More Group on Monday said it had agreed to a A$741 million ($551.16 million) takeover offer from Switzerland's Zurich Insurance...
SYDNEY, Dec 6 (Reuters) - Australia's top power and gas retailer Origin Energy will spin off its interests in conventional oil and gas fields in an initial public offering the company said on Tuesday, a reversal from September when it said a such spin-off was not a priority.
SYDNEY, Dec 2 (Reuters) - Australia's New South Wales state will begin the sale process for a majority stake in electricity network Endeavour Energy on Friday, its treasurer said, a transaction expected to be worth about A$4 billion ($2.96 billion).
SYDNEY, Nov 25 (Reuters) - Australia's No.1 investment bank Macquarie Group Ltd and top corporate lender Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Ltd on Friday said they offered to pay fines totalling A$15 million ($11.12 million) for "cartel conduct" in Singapore.
SYDNEY, Nov 21 (Reuters) - Boral Ltd, Australia's biggest supplier of construction materials and building products, said on Monday it agreed to buy U.S. firm Headwaters Inc for $2.6 billion in a deal that will double the size of Boral's U.S. business.
SYDNEY, Nov 16 (Reuters) - Shares in Australian financial services software maker Bravura Solutions Ltd debuted at a sharp discount to their issue price on Wednesday, continuing what has been a lacklustre year for private equity listings.
SYDNEY, Nov 8 (Reuters) - Australia's Charter Hall Long WALE REIT property trust received a subdued reception from investors on the first day of trading even though the offer amount had been cut and the projected yield increased after fund managers baulked at an initial float plan.
SYDNEY, Nov 7 (Reuters) - Shares in Australia's biggest chicken producer Inghams slipped on their market debut on Monday, as private equity firm TPG Capital Management LP's move to nearly halve the listing's size failed to generate the hoped for first-day pop in trading.
SYDNEY, Nov 7 (Reuters) - Westpac reported unchanged annual cash profits on Monday in line with expectations and lowered its return on equity target amid an increasingly challenging environment of lower rates and higher funding costs.
SYDNEY, Oct 27 (Reuters) - Australia's richest woman Gina Rinehart and a Chinese partner raised their offer to buy the country's largest private land holding on Thursday, with Rinehart pledging to buy it outright if the joint bid was rejected on national interest grounds.
SYDNEY, Oct 19 (Reuters) - Australian listed property company Charter Hall Group said on Wednesday it had canceled a A$1.12 billion ($860 million) initial public offering of a commercial property trust because of a lack of institutional support.
SYDNEY, Oct 19 (Reuters) - Australia's Tabcorp Holdings said it agreed to a A$6.36 billion ($4.87 billion) takeover of Tatts Group to create a A$10.44 billion betting industry giant that could help fend off popular online rivals.
SYDNEY, Sept 27 (Reuters) - QIC, one of Australia's largest fund managers, is upbeat on debt issued by U.S. building companies and domestic utilities, but is bearish on Asian banks as negative yields from some sovereign bonds push investors to riskier assets.
SYDNEY, Sept 19 (Reuters) - The sale of Australia's biggest general cargo terminal, Port of Melbourne, was awarded to a group led by QIC Private Capital for about A$9.7 billion ($7.29 billion), the Victorian state government said on Monday.
SYDNEY, Aug 31 (Reuters) - Australia's opposition leader on Wednesday moved a motion for a sweeping public inquiry into the banking system following a series of allegations of misconduct including financial planning scams and insurance fraud.
SYDNEY, Aug 24 (Reuters) - Murray Goulburn, Australia's largest dairy processor, said on Wednesday its annual net profit jumped more than 60 percent, but warned it will face significant headwinds next season from an oversupplied milk market.
SYDNEY, Aug 18 (Reuters) - Australia and New Zealand Banking Group (ANZ) and National Australia Bank (NAB) were named in a U.S. class action relating to trading in bank bill swap rates (BBSW), they said on Thursday, adding to ongoing court action by the Australian regulator.
SYDNEY, Aug 17 (Reuters) - Crown Resorts Ltd, Australia's No. 1 casino company, posted a 22.7 percent decline in full-year net profit due to subdued turnover at its resorts in the Asian gambling hub of Macau, while Australian operations reported small gains.
SYDNEY, Aug 16 (Reuters) - Australia and New Zealand Banking Group is raising around A$1 billion ($767 million) in perpetual Tier 1 capital securities to pay around 6.5 percent, an eye-catching return in an environment of falling interest rates.
LONDON, Aug 15 (Reuters) - Australian uranium miner Aura Energy Ltd is making a bet on a rebound in uranium prices as it lists in London, hoping to raise about 2.85 million pounds (US$3.7 mln) to fund development of a mine in Mauritania, its chief executive said on Monday.
SYDNEY, Aug 9 (Reuters) - Cochlear Ltd, the world's top hearing implants maker, posted a 30 percent rise in annual net profit, meeting its guidance on strong sales growth, and forecast a 15 percent profit rise in the current year.
SYDNEY, Aug 8 (Reuters) - Cochlear Ltd, the world's top hearing implants maker, posted a 30 percent rise in annual net profit, meeting its guidance on strong sales growth, and forecast a 15 percent profit rise in the current year.
WARSAW, Aug 4 (Reuters) - Australian fund management firm IFM and its unit Veolia Energia Polska have submitted the highest offer to buy Polish heating assets from France's EDF , the Puls Biznesu daily said, quoting unidentified sources.
SYDNEY, Aug 1 (Reuters) - Australia's ASX Ltd, the world's 14th-largest stock exchange by traded shares, on Monday said it hired a new chief executive officer following the resignation of its former leader in the wake of corruption allegations.
SYDNEY, July 27 (Reuters) - Australia and New Zealand Banking Group on Wednesday won an appeal against a six-year long court battle over allegedly unfair credit card charges, in a major blow to customers involved in Australia's biggest ever class action.
SYDNEY, July 4 (Reuters) - Australia's Treasury Wine Estates Ltd, the world's largest stand-alone winemaker, said on Monday it would sell 12 U.S. wine brands and raised its annual profit guidance following its purchase of Diageo Plc assets earlier this year.
SYDNEY, June 23 (Reuters) - Australia's largest telecoms group Telstra Corp Ltd has taken a bet on the resource industry's appetite for cash-saving technology from drones to wireless production-tracking, snapping up a specialist firm to set up a dedicated mining services unit.
SYDNEY, June 16 (Reuters) - Australia's No. 1 casino firm Crown Resorts Ltd won support from investors and analysts on Thursday for a plan to split the business, reigniting speculation billionaire owner James Packer may take part of the company private.
SYDNEY, June 6 (Reuters) - QBE Insurance Group Ltd, Australia's biggest insurer by premium income, on Monday said the impact of a severe storm that lashed Australia's east coast at the weekend was unlikely to be as severe on claim volumes as one that hit last year.
SYDNEY, May 25 (Reuters) - Wesfarmers Ltd, Australia's biggest company by sales, on Wednesday said it will take impairment charges totalling up to A$2.2 billion ($1.6 billion) in fiscal 2016 due to poor coal prices and market conditions at department store Target.