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If your company is delisted, you will find confirmation in the company record by searching on the company name or code above.
Here are the most recent companies delisted from ASX. A full list can be downloaded by clicking in the box at the foot of the list.
Last 10 companies delisted from ASX
|JANUS HENDERSON GROUP PLC (JHG)||06 Dec 23||we understand the company delisted from ASX because of the decline in CDI ownership, low volume of CDIs traded and the cost of the listing outweighed the benefits - the company's shares of common stock continues to be traded on the NYSE|
|SILK LASER AUSTRALIA LIMITED (SLA)||30 Nov 23||we understand Australian Pharmaceutical Industries Pty Ltd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Wesfarmers Limited, acquired 100% of the shares in SILK with shareholders paid $3.25 cash per SILK share - a fully franked special dividend of $0.10 per SILK share was also paid on Tuesday, 28 November 2023|
|INCANNEX HEALTHCARE LIMITED (IHL)||29 Nov 23||we understand under a scheme of arrangement Incannex Healthcare Inc. acquired all of the issued securities in IHL (at 1 new share or option for every 100 existing shares or options - except small parcel holders will eventually receive cash) effectively re-domiciling to the US and with shares listed on NASDAQ - Computershare US is the registry|
|INVOCARE LIMITED (IVC)||27 Nov 23||we understand External Aus BidCo Pty Ltd (owned by funds managed by TPG Capital Asia) was successful with an offer of $12.10 cash per share (being $12.70 less a special dividend of 60 cents) - a share scrip option of consideration could also be chosen|
|YELLOW BRICK ROAD HOLDINGS LIMITED (YBR)||27 Nov 23||we understand the company delisted because the share price did not reflect underlying real values, there was limited trading and liquidity in the shares, raising capital is highly dilutive, the mark to market valuation will cease, cost savings, strategic matters and management effort|
|ASIAN AMERICAN MEDICAL GROUP LIMITED (AJJ)||24 Nov 23||we understand ASX removed the company from listing because its securities have been suspended from quotation for a continuous period of two years|
|PARTNERS GROUP GLOBAL INCOME FUND (PGG)||22 Nov 23||we understand the fund had traditionally traded at a discount of about 5% to NAV and unitholders approved delisting and transitioning to an open ended unit trust|
|ENSURANCE LTD (ENA)||21 Nov 23||we understand PSC Insurance Group Limited agreed to acquire all of the shares in ENA with ENA shareholders receiving approximately 0.056 New PSC Shares for every 1 ENA Share held on the Record Date (7:00pm AWST on 10 November 2023) - top up consideration of $?? per share was also paid, the total implying a value of about $0.28 for each ENA share|
|PIVOTAL SYSTEMS CORPORATION INC. (PVS)||21 Nov 23||we understand that in the merger with OmegaX, Pivotal shareholders and CDI holders on the register on the Record Date (being 7:00 pm Sydney time on 16 November 2023) were entitled to receive the Merger Consideration, being A$0.0001 per share/CDI in cash|
|DACIAN GOLD LIMITED (DCN)||20 Nov 23||we understand Genesis Minerals Limited was successful with an offer of 0.1935 Genesis shares for every one Dacian Gold share|
Download delisted companies calendar years 1996-2022
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.)
Approximately 6,500 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. During that period there have also been more than 5000 changes of company name.
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, merge with another company, their securities mature or their business fails.
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 (see in particular the Guidance Notes for details).
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 a continuous period of 2 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, the maturity of securities, the illiquidity of securities, listing costs, failure to pay listing costs and business failure.
Business 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, liquidated and deregistered.
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.
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