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Raising capital in the time of corona – ASX issues revised temporary capital raising relief

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Raising capital in the time of corona – ASX issues revised temporary capital raising relief

On 31 March 2020, the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (“ASIC”) and the Australian Securities Exchange (“ASX”) announced that they would each grant temporary capital raising relief to...

23 April 2020

Raising capital in the time of corona – ASIC and ASX grant temporary capital raising relief

On 31 March 2020, the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (“ASIC”) and the Australian Securities Exchange (“ASX”) announced that they would each grant temporary capital raising relief to...

31 March 2020

2019 AGMs for ASX200 entities – interim report

As at 18 December 2019, almost all entities in the ASX200 have held their AGMs. While voting results have generally been less dramatic than in 2018, entities continue...

19 December 2019

The implications of the new design and distribution obligations from an ECM perspective

As the holiday period approaches so too does the proposed release of the Australian Securities and Investment Commission’s (“ASIC”) draft guidance on how to implement the new product...

16 December 2019

ASIC’s $30K SPP cap surprise: the end of the entitlement offer era?

Fast growing technology companies often employ a regulatory strategy of ‘asking for forgiveness, not permission’ when it comes to regulatory compliance in the hope that support from their...

16 December 2019

The unique challenges of Fintech IPOs

Fast growing technology companies often employ a regulatory strategy of ‘asking for forgiveness, not permission’ when it comes to regulatory compliance in the hope that support from their...

16 December 2019

The recent move to placements and SPPs for ASX200 entities – the new norm?

Westpac’s decision to conduct its recent $2.5 billion equity raising via an institutional placement and security purchase plan (“SPP”) continues the recent trend of ASX200 entities raising equity...

16 December 2019

Recent trends in Listed Investment Vehicle IPOs

The falling cash rates in Australia continue to drive demand by retail investors for alternative investment products. As a result, 2019 has been another strong year for Australian...

16 December 2019

Mining IPOs in ASIC’s spotlight: mining for commodities or mining the market?

Mining and exploration make a significant contribution to Australian capital markets, at least in volume terms if not absolute value terms. Resources companies make up more than...

16 December 2019

Final ASX listing rules reforms – summary of key changes

This alert summarises the most important differences between the existing listing rules of the Australian Securities Exchange (“ASX”) and the changes which will come into effect on 1...

16 December 2019

Final ASX listing rules reforms – summary of key changes

This alert summarises the most important differences between the existing listing rules of the Australian Securities Exchange (“ASX”) and the changes which will come into effect on 1...

12 November 2019

Final ASX listing rules reforms – snapshot of key consultation changes

On 9 October 2019, the Australian Securities Exchange (“ASX”) released the final version of its listing rules reforms. Nearly all of these changes are expected to come...

14 October 2019

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