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10 April 2024 • By Maja Garaca Djurdjevic • 1 min read

Consumer watchdog given M&A oversight powers under sweeping reforms

All merger proposals will have to be approved by the consumer watchdog under the sweeping merger reforms announced by the government on Wednesday

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KKR sheds 40% stake in Findex

A private equity firm will acquire KKR’s 40 per cent stake in Findex as the wealth management and advisory firm seeks to triple in size in the next ...

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‘Big win’ for Queensland: ANZ’s acquisition of Suncorp greenlit by tribunal

A tribunal has ruled on whether ANZ can proceed with its $4.9 billion plan to take over Suncorp Bank. The Australian Competition Tribunal quashed ...

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WAM Leaders pursues off-market takeover following rejection

The Wilson Asset Management-owned investment firm has confirmed its intention to acquire listed company QV Equities, after the latter rejected its ...

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Major moves in the M&A arena

A number of significant mergers and acquisitions have taken place during the past year, while others have fallen flat or are still pending

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Link shares soar following $1.2bn takeover bid

Japanese financial services giant Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group has agreed to acquire Link Group in a deal worth $1.2 billion. Shares in Link ...

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WHSP gains foothold in Perpetual post-takeover rejection

Washington H. Soul Pattinson has acquired more than 5 million shares in Perpetual since lobbing a takeover offer for the ASX-listed global financial ...

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‘Bigger, better, deeper, stronger’: Weighing up a potential Woodside-Santos merger

A senior equity analyst at Morningstar believes that a merger between Woodside and Santos makes “a lot of sense” but won’t be easy to get across the ...

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Perpetual rejects $3bn takeover offer

According to Perpetual, Washington H. Soul Pattinson’s offer “materially undervalues” the firm and its corporate trust and wealth management ...

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ANZ deems ACCC’s rejection of Suncorp acquisition a ‘fatal mistake’

The consumer watchdog made a “fatal mistake” when it knocked back ANZ’s $4.9 billion acquisition of Suncorp Bank, a tribunal was told. What could ...

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