This list tracks notable announced agreed ASX takeover deals, mergers or transactions which exceeded $1 billion in value and subsequently failed.
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.
The ASX is thinning out noticeably since COVID struck. This list tracks 172 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 340+ 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 email@example.com
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 even since. Below is the full list of 42 takeovers of current or former ASX300 companies since 2019.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com. Entries which are italicised may no longer be worth $20 million due to falling share prices or business failures.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or via Twitter to @maynereport.
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.
Here is a list of interesting ASX announcements referencing "media reports". Do they name the outlet and was the story right? There will be hundreds of these so send any other examples through to email@example.com.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
This list provides links to various pension funds globally which periodically disclose how they vote shares in listed companies.
Here is a list of privatisation deals in Australia over the past 20 years.
This list tracks all annual losses exceeding $100 million by ASX listed companies over the past 30 years. Also, see this chronological version.
Here is an attempt to rank the 12 largest foreign investors in Australia.
This list tracks Australian companies which failed in their offshore expansion plans. Worth resurrecting for Crikey.
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.
This list, first researched by Crikey in 2002, tracks Australian journalists who have gone on to write books.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Mayne Report has built up some insightful lists tracking the following various components of foreign ownership in Australia.
This list tracks Australian-based miners with offshore mining operations or prospects.
This list tracks every Australian project which are backed by the Chinese.
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.
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
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.
Here is a list of some of the biggest share price tanks in recent Australian history that were triggered by an announcement.
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.
Here is list of 50 excessive CEO payouts between 1990 and 2010 in Australia, with recent examples to come.
Not enough resolutions are rejected by shareholders but here is a list of those that have been.
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.
Here is a list of almost 70 people who have sat on the well worn seats of the NRMA board since 1992.
Comings and goings of directors and executives at public companies can often cause sharp share price movements.
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.
This list tracks the history of independents standing for the Senate.
This list tracks Australians who have received honorary doctorates from universities.
This list tracks some private equity investments in the Australian market, although there are plenty still to add.
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