Tracking the ASX takeover deluge since 2019

The ASX is thinning out noticeably with the biggest drought of IPOs in a decade and one of the biggest runs of takeovers we've ever seen. See this list tracking 16 consecutive monthly drops of total listed entities and below is the full list of 60 takeovers of current or former ASX300 companies, plus anything capitalised at more than $200m since 2019.

Jun. 18, 2024

Notable billion dollar announced ASX takeover deals which failed

This list tracks notable announced agreed ASX takeover deals, mergers or transactions which exceeded $1 billion in value and subsequently failed.

Jan. 25, 2024

Assessing the top 150 as at July 15 2023

This list looks at the top 150 companies as reported in The Australian on July 15, 2023, plus expands it below by listing another 80 Australian-based ASX listed companies with a market cap above $1 billion. Compare it with this list of 171 former $1 billion+ companies which have disappeared from the ASX lists either through takeover of failure.

Feb. 16, 2024

179 billion dollar companies which have disappeared from ASX

The ASX is thinning out noticeably since COVID struck. This list tracks 179 former billion dollar companies which have disappeared from public markets through either takeovers or failures. Compare below with this list of the current $1 billion+ companies. If we've missed any, please email

Jun. 14, 2024

350+ foreign companies generating more than $200m

Australia has one of the most foreign-owned economies of any western country, with the possible exception of New Zealand. Here is a list of 350+ foreign companies that are generating more than $200 million in revenues out of Australia each year, whether by internal sales or exports. We're only including the bigger foreign private equity firms which have made multiple investments. If we've missed any, drop us a line to

Jun. 17, 2024

Public companies receiving public funding in addition to JobKeeper

This list tracks ASX listed companies which have received public funding from the Coalition Government in addition to JobKeeper since Scott Morrison became Treasurer in 2015, along with assessing how it was announced to the ASX. If we've missed any, please email

May. 23, 2022

The Mayne Report Rich List

This list tracks Australians who have accumulated net assets exceeding $20 million, although some entries haven't been updated for several years. We've got almost 2000 names and would love you to send suggested additions to Entries which are italicised may no longer be worth $20 million due to falling share prices or business failures.

Jun. 18, 2024

Claimed assets of companies at time of collapse

This list tracks the claimed balance sheet values of companies at the time they collapsed, plus names some of the auditors and also looks at the reported accumulated losses or retained earnings.

Jun. 1, 2024

Biggest fines paid to regulators by ASX listed companies

This list tracks ASX listed companies which have been hit with fines by regulators exceeding $10 million.

May. 19, 2024

Last day leap year results deluge

Last day leap year results deluge. See spreadsheet.

Mar. 5, 2024

The great power industry shuffle

This master-list tracks energy sector deals, including major privatisations, since 1992, including the investment bankers who advised on some of the deals. With Dan Andrews re-elected on a promise to "bring back the SEC" this is going to get interesting. All corrections and additions to or via Twitter to @maynereport.

Jun. 14, 2024

What ASX listed companies revealed about JobKeeper to ASX

This list tracks companies which explicitly reported JobKeeper receipts over last two financial years to the ASX, including whether any was returned. For more on why these disclosures are happening, see this Crikey piece.

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249 last day laggards reporting on August 31 2021

This list tracks the 249 results that were reported on the last day of the August 2021 reporting season. All up there was 168 losses and 81 profits, which is considerably lower than in previous years.

Aug. 31, 2022

210+ notable Australian defamation battles

Here is a list of more than 210 notable Australians who have sued for defamation or interesting defamation cases from over the years. If we've missed any, please email them through to

Apr. 21, 2024

The great honorary doctorates list

Here is a list first worked up by Crikey many years ago which tracks recipients of honorary doctorates. If we've missed any, please email

Jan. 30, 2024

People still holding power over the age of 80

This list tracks people who held powerful positions when over the age of 80, starting with those currently in office and then looking at those who have retired or passed away.

Dec. 30, 2023

Australia's improving foreign ownership record

Australia has long had a terrible foreign ownership record, but it has improved a little in recent years as this list of 100 Australian companies generating more than $200m a year offshore demonstrates. However, there are more than 300 foreign companies generating more than $200 million a year out of Australia so we have a long way to go.

Dec. 19, 2023

Independents who have served in Australian parliaments

With a record number of independents standing in the Victorian election, this list tracks politicians who have served as independents in Australia since the 1970s.

Apr. 17, 2022

The $100m loss club

The 2008-09 earnings season delivered unprecedented amounts of red ink with 51 losses of more than $100 million. Could 2019-20 challenge that number?

Jan. 10, 2021

Revealed: 297 last day laggards in August 2020

This list tracks the timing of earnings results released to the ASX over the last two days of the August 2020 reporting season, plus also captures the latecomers.

Apr. 16, 2021

Last day reporting laggards August 30 2019

This list tracks the 348 last day laggards who waited until Friday August 30, 2019 to release their results to the ASX. We're comparing it with what happened 10 years ago in the August 2009 reporting season at the peak of the GFC wipe-out when 275 companies reported on the last day possible. Also, go to the bottom to see the 65 additional late reporters on Monday morning.

Aug. 31, 2020

Tracking the 2019 end of season AGM deluge

This list tracks AGMs held on the last two days of the 2019 AGM season. First up we have the 228 last day laggards tracked by city. After that, we've got a chronological look at the 163 AGMs which reported results to the ASX on the second last day of the season, Thursday, November 28.

Jul. 25, 2020

List of last day earnings results on February 28, 2022

Here is a list of the last day laggards which waited until Monday, February 28, 2022 to reveal their half year profit result. In total there was 301 results with 204 losses and 97 profits.

Feb. 29, 2024

When 100 signatures triggered an AGM event

If 100 shareholders sign up, a company must put up a shareholder resolution or distribute up to 1000 words on an issue to all shareholders in an Australian public company under s249 of the Corporations Act. Here is a list of examples of the 100 signatures being successfully gathered over the past 20 years.

Sep. 15, 2021

How long does it take for a takeover after a demerger?

This list tracks how long it takes for a takeover bid to emerge after a high profile demerger by an ASX listed company. It was first published in the April 24, 2019 edition of The Mayne Report in The Constant Investor (now part of Investsmart).

Apr. 28, 2019

New CEOs who embrace write-offs

Here is a list of Australian companies that have allowed a new CEO to take the helm and wield the axe on balance sheet values in what is sometimes a cynical deck-clearing exercise to make the previous CEO look bad and boost future profits.

Dec. 27, 2022

Examples of pokies addicts who have committed crimes

One of the worst things about the pokies is the way it creates first time criminals who are just trying to feed their addiction. Here are some examples.

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Links to reports on how super funds vote

This list provides links to various pension funds globally which periodically disclose how they vote shares in listed companies.

Jan. 20, 2017

The great privatisation list

Here is a list of privatisation deals in Australia over the past 20 years.

Dec. 27, 2022

$100 million loss club - biggest to smallest

This list tracks all annual losses exceeding $100 million by ASX listed companies over the past 30 years. Also, see this chronological version.

By Stephen Mayne, Aug. 29, 2011

Ranking the 12 biggest foreign investors in OZ

Here is an attempt to rank the 12 largest foreign investors in Australia.

Mar. 27, 2022

Oz companies which stumbled offshore

This list tracks Australian companies which failed in their offshore expansion plans. Worth resurrecting for Crikey.

Jan. 20, 2017

Foreign-owned major resource projects

More than 50 major Australian resource projects are controlled by foreign investors. Additionally, here are lists of foreign companies generating more than $200m, and Australia's improving foreign ownership record.

Mar. 14, 2012

The great Australian journalist book list

This list, first researched by Crikey in 2002, tracks Australian journalists who have gone on to write books.

Jan. 19, 2012

The complete list of lists

The Mayne Report loves a good list and on this page we have a complete compilation with links to all of the offerings we've worked up over the past few years.

Jan. 20, 2017

Tracking unionists in Parliament

This lists tracks former union officials who have made it into state or federal parliament as Labor MPs over the past 30 years. Send any corrections or additions to

May. 20, 2022

The 2008-09 $100m loss club - a chronology

The 2008-09 reporting season was the worst we've ever seen. Here's a chronological list of how the 53 losses above $100 million were rolled out.

Aug. 24, 2020

Chronological run down of 187 losses reported on February 27, 2009

Here is the chronological version of the 187 losses revealed by ASX-listed companies on Friday, February 27, 2009, the very last day of the worst profit reporting season in history.

Feb. 28, 2022

279 last day losses on August 31 2010

Here is a reverse chronological list of how the deluge of 279 last day results unfolded on Tuesday, August 31, 2010. There were an additional 39 latecomers the following day, which are listed below.

Aug. 31, 2020

Tracking last day results on August 31 2009

All earnings results released on August 31, 2009, the last day of the 2008-09 profit reporting season. Compare it with what happened on February 27, 2009, the last day of the interim reporting season when there was 285 results comprising 227 losses and 58 profits.

Jan. 2, 2023

All the foreign ownership lists

The Mayne Report has built up some insightful lists tracking the following various components of foreign ownership in Australia.

Jan. 20, 2017

Australian companies with foreign mining operations

This list tracks Australian-based miners with offshore mining operations or prospects.

Jan. 20, 2017

Every project that has Chinese investment

This list tracks every Australian project which are backed by the Chinese.

Dec. 18, 2022

Foreign government investments in Australia

This list tracks major sovereign investments in Australia, demonstrating how both Singapore and China are set to own more Australian business assets than our own government.

Jan. 20, 2017

Foreign winners and losers in Australia

Here is our take on the happy and unhappy foreign players in Australia. Why the hell did we invest in Australia? We love making truckloads in Australia

Jan. 20, 2017

Hostile EGMs and resolutions called in Australia

Here is a list of the hostile EGMs and resolutions that have been called by shareholders of ASX-listed companies over the past 20 years.

May. 4, 2019

The biggest share tanks in history

Here is a list of some of the biggest share price tanks in recent Australian history that were triggered by an announcement.

Jun. 23, 2010

What happens to ousted CEOs

Australia's directors club is dominated by former CEOs as this list demonstrates but gaining entry always depends on the circumstances of your exit. Here is a list that tracks what happens to CEOs who were forced out in awkward circumstances.

Jan. 20, 2017

Biggest golden parachutes in corporate Australia

Here is list of 50 excessive CEO payouts between 1990 and 2010 in Australia, with recent examples to come.

Dec. 27, 2022

The withdrawn resolutions at Aussie AGMs

Not enough resolutions are rejected by shareholders but here is a list of those that have been.

May. 4, 2019

Do former Coalition ministers perform well on boards?

Any suggestion that former Howard Government Ministers are competent economic managers is questioned by this list of share price performance. Whilst Tim Fischer, Ian McLachlan and John Sharp have delivered in the regional and agricultural space, there's not much else to celebrate. Also, check out this related Crikey story about political board performance.

By Stephen Mayne, Jan. 20, 2017

How the NRMA broke director number records

Here is a list of almost 70 people who have sat on the well worn seats of the NRMA board since 1992.

Mar. 5, 2010

Departures which sent the share price plummeting

Comings and goings of directors and executives at public companies can often cause sharp share price movements.

Feb. 3, 2018

Departures which sent the share price soaring

Comings and goings of directors and executives at public companies can often cause sharp share price movements. This list tracks corporate departures which sent the share price soaring.

Mar. 5, 2010

History of independents standing for the senate

This list tracks the history of independents standing for the Senate.

Jul. 25, 2016

Australian honorary doctorates

This list tracks Australians who have received honorary doctorates from universities.

Jul. 9, 2023

Private equity deals in Australia

This list tracks some private equity investments in the Australian market, although there are plenty still to add.

Jan. 2, 2023