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|Last 20 companies delisted from ASX|
|ASIAN MASTERS FUND LIMITED (AUF)||17 May 18||we understand AUF was restructured from a fund of funds to a direct equities listed investment trust (Evans & Partners - EAF) - shareholders received one unit in EAF for each share they held in AUF|
|DING SHENG XIN FINANCE CO. LIMITED (DXF)||15 May 18||we understand the company failed and ASX removed the company from listing as its securities have not been quoted for three years|
|PRIMARY GOLD LIMITED (PGO)||08 May 18||we understand HGM Resources Pty Ltd (HGM), a wholly owned subsidiary of Hanking Australia Investment Pty Ltd was successful with an offer of $0.0575 cash per PGO Share|
|AWE LIMITED (AWE)||08 May 18||we understand Mitsui & Co., Ltd. was successful with an offer of $0.95 cash per share for all of the issued shares of AWE|
|PSIVIDA CORP. (PVA)||07 May 18||we understand the company delisted because of a significant decrease in the proportion of the Company's Common Stock held by CDI holders, poor liquidity on the ASX, spending of about AUD100,000 a year on maintaining its listing on the ASX as a result of both direct and indirect costs and further fundraising will be more likely to be successful if the Company is not listed on the ASX (the company now called EyePoint Pharmaceuticals, Inc. trades on Nasdaq as "EYPT")|
|INDOCHINE MINING LIMITED (IDC)||02 May 18||we understand the company failed and is in administration - ASX removed the company from listing as its securities have not been quoted for three years|
|SMART ABS SERIES 2014-2E TRUST (SAB)||26 Apr 18||we understand the trust was delisted following the full redemption on 16 April 2018 of the Class A-A Asset Backed Pass Through Floating Rate Notes due 14 June 2021 and the Class A-E Asset Backed Pass Through Floating Rate Notes due 14 June 2021|
|RAMS MORTGAGE SECURITIES TRUST SERIES 2007-1HE (RMB)||26 Apr 18||we understand the Class B Mortgage Backed Pass Through Floating Rate Notes (RMBHC) maturing 16 April 2039 were redeemed on 17 July 2017|
|SERIES 2007-1 HARVEY TRUST (HTV)||26 Apr 18||we understand the Class A Mortgage Backed Pass Through Floating Rate Notes (HTVHA) maturing 11 July 2038 of Series 2007-1 were fully redeemed on 11 April 2017|
|GOODMAN PLUS TRUST (GMP)||26 Apr 18||we understand Goodman repurchased, on 30 September 2017, all outstanding units (GMPPA) of Goodman Plus at $100 per unit, unitholders also received a distribution for the period to 30 September 2017 of $1.414027 per unit|
|BILLABONG INTERNATIONAL LIMITED (BBG)||26 Apr 18||we understand that a subsidiary of Boardriders, Inc. was successful with an offer of A$1.05 cash per BBG share|
|OCHRE GROUP HOLDINGS LIMITED (OGH)||23 Apr 18||we understand this company failed and ASX removed the company from listing as its securities have not been quoted for three years|
|VIENTO GROUP LIMITED (VIE)||23 Apr 18||we understand this company failed and ASX removed the company from listing as its securities have not been quoted for three years|
|ALTONA MINING LIMITED (AOH)||19 Apr 18||we understand Copper Mountain Mining Corporation acquired all of the issued securities in the Company for the consideration of 0.0974 Copper Mountain shares which trade as CDIs on ASX under the code C6C|
|AUSTRALIAN MASTERS YIELD FUND NO 3 LIMITED (AYJ)||13 Apr 18||we understand delisting followed the maturity of the subordinated notes and payment of the final capital return|
|TRILOGY INTERNATIONAL LIMITED (TIL)||13 Apr 18||we understand CITIC Capital China Partners III, L.P acquired all of the issued shares in the Company for the consideration of NZ$2.90 per share, payment to be made on 18 April 2018|
|CENTRAL ASIA RESOURCES LIMITED. (CVR)||06 Apr 18||we understand the company failed and is in administration - ASX removed the company from listing as its securities have not been quoted for three years|
|SERIES 2007-2 REDS TRUST (REQ)||06 Apr 18||we understand the trust was delisted following the full redemption of the Notes on 4 December 2017|
|ACONEX LIMITED (ACX)||03 Apr 18||we understand Oracle Corporation was successful with an offer of $7.80 for each Aconex share|
|NOVARISE RENEWABLE RESOURCES INTERNATIONAL LIMITED (NOE)||27 Mar 18||we understand this company failed and ASX removed the company from listing as its securities have not been quoted for three years|
Approximately 10,000 companies have been delisted from the Australian Stock Exchange (or the state-based exchanges), Newcastle Stock Exchange and Bendigo Stock Exchange over the past 100 odd years, or have had their name changed.
These companies, the date and the reason for the delisting, feature on our website.
As far as is possible, our record for delisted companies is "frozen" at the point of delisting from an exchange. Depending on company developments after delisting, you may find current items in "News & Events" within the company record. You should realise other data within the company record may no longer be valid; the company may subsequently have changed its legal status and even be deregistered. If deregistered, it has ceased to exist.
Why was your company delisted?
Most companies are delisted either because they are acquired by another company, they merge with another company or they have solvency problems and go in to administration.
Shareholders should also note that entities do change their name and many have had multiple names. They are then of course listed under their new name and no longer under their previous name.
According to the Australian Stock Exchange Listing Rules, a company may be removed from the official list:
If it asks to be removed (ASX may impose conditions).
If in the opinion of ASX:
It breaks a listing rule or is unwilling or unable to comply with a rule
It has no quoted securities
It is appropriate for some other reason
Following the issue of compulsory acquisition notices and previous suspension of securities under Listing Rule 17.4 or Listing Rule 17.4A.
Its securities have been suspended from quotation for more than three years.
If it fails to pay listing fees.
Note that you can view the detail of these listing rules by clicking here.
Delisting and company failure
The majority of companies are delisted because of takeover, merger, illiquidity of their securities, withdrawal because of listing costs and failure.
Company failure also lies behind many "changes of activity" where companies fail with one activity and formally adopt another. Sometimes a change of name reflects an attempt to disassociate from past failures. Both are classic cases of failure masked by events other than a delisting. The share price usually reflects these failures.
Many small companies fail and actually go into administration, where they are reconstructed and recapitalised. They later emerge with either the same name or a different name. If not delisted, there is hardly any sign of the failure. Only the shareholders concerned are painfully aware. Their capital has been savagely diluted and their shares are practically worthless.
Larger companies that fail such as Pasminco, HIH Insurance, ABC Learning, Babcock & Brown, are of course eventually delisted.
Finding your company
If your company has been delisted there are three ways of finding it:
If you are unable to find your company or the information is incomplete or incomprehensible we recommend you send us a message and we will try to assist.
Please bear in mind we are unable to help with private companies, public companies that have never been listed or with companies domiciled outside Australia or New Zealand. The Australian Securities and Investments Commission on 1300 300 630 or the NZ Companies Office on 0508 266 726 may be able to assist you with other companies.
Download delisted companies 1996-2017
Please click on the appropriate year below to see in csv format, companies delisted in that calendar year along with the date, official ASX reason and our explanation for the delisting. (Note that our explanation includes the amount of consideration payable to shareholders where a company has been taken over or merged.)