Corporate Activity in Australia Heating Up

Several rumoured takeover targets are currently seeing their share prices rise as a result of such rumours. Rivkin runs an event driven strategy that attempts to profit from these opportunities a...

Australian Retailers should take a page from Smiggles' book

Oroton Group (ORL), which owns brands such as Gap in addition to the core Oroton brand, today released its half year results for the period ended 28 January 2017. The numbers were not pretty. Re...

Smiggle drives Premier Investments Result

Premier Investments (PMV) is the owner of several well-known retailing brands, including Peter Alexander, Just Jeans, Jay Jays and Smiggle. PMV has recently reported its half year results for th...

What are hybrid securities and how to evaluate them

Every now and then we do an educational piece on something investment related. In this article, we will talk about hybrid securities and how to evaluate them. Hybrids are named as such because t...

Is the worst over for Myer?

Local retailers have been doing it tough in the last few years, partly as a result of increasing competition from international retailers. MYR is no exception with the company’s net profit falli...

NBN Challenging the Telcos

Several past blog articles have looked individually at the major ASX listed telecommunications providers, such as Telstra (TLS), Vocus (VOC) and TPG Telecom (TPM). In this article, I explore th...

Bega Cheese and 'corporate opportunities'

BGA was recently in the news as a result of its acquisition of certain brands owned by Mondelez International, including Vegemite and ZoOSh salad dressing. The acquisition cost was $460m and at ...

CIMIC botches Macmahon Takeover

In late January, CIMIC (CIM) launched a final, unconditional takeover bid for Macmahon Holdings (MAH) for an all cash price of $0.145 per share. This was a significant premium to the $0.10 MAH s...

Will the good times continue for the mining sector?

Following the recent round of company reporting, the numbers confirm that the mining sector is quickly rebounding from the lows of early 2016. Iron ore miner, Fortescue metals (FMG), was in a ver...

Things go from bad to worse for Bellamy's

Bellamy’s (BAL) has been in the news extensively in the recent past as a result of financial trouble for the company. The share price has fallen 70% from its 2016 high. Today the company relea...

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