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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
|MEDALLION TRUST SERIES 2013-2 (MBJ)||15 Jan 21||we understand the Medallion Trust Series 2013-2 ('MBJ') was delisted following redemption of all remaining notes of MBJ|
|SMART ABS SERIES 2016-3 TRUST (SAZ)||15 Jan 21||we understand the SMART ABS Series 2016-3 Trust ('SAZ') was delisted following redemption of all remaining notes of SAZ|
|GETSWIFT LIMITED (GSW)||15 Jan 21||we understand the company re-domiciled to British Columbia and listed on the NEO Exchange in Canada with shareholders receiving 1 share in the new company in exchange for 7 they held - rationale was to better align the corporate structure with its business operations in North America, better position the GetSwift Group for continued international growth, increase the attractiveness of the GetSwift Group to a broader range of investors and result in overhead costs savings - the company first conducted a buy-back of unmarketable parcels based on a buy-back price of $0.52815 per share|
|BLACK STAR PETROLEUM LIMITED (BSP)||11 Jan 21||we understand this company failed and ASX removed the company from listing because its securities have been suspended from trading for a period of two years|
|AXIOM MINING LIMITED (AVQ)||04 Jan 21||we understand this company failed and ASX removed the company from listing because its securities have been suspended from trading for a period of two years|
|GROWTHOPS LTD (TGO)||31 Dec 20||we understand the company delisted because its share price did not reflect the underlying value of the company, low levels of trading liquidity in its shares, the concentration of holdings and administrative costs of the listing - the company offered to buy back non-marketable parcels of shares prior to delisting|
|VILLAGE ROADSHOW LIMITED (VRL)||30 Dec 20||we understand that, by way of a scheme of arrangement, an entity owned by funds managed by BGH Capital Pty Ltd acquired all of the issued ordinary shares in VRL for $3.00 for each VRL share|
|FRONTIER DIAMONDS LTD (FDX)||29 Dec 20||we understand this company failed and ASX removed the company from listing because its securities have been suspended from trading for a period of two years|
|SUNDANCE RESOURCES LIMITED (SDL)||21 Dec 20|
|TAP OIL LIMITED (TAP)||18 Dec 20||we understand the company delisted because of low levels of trading liquidity in its shares, the concentration of holdings, no need for further capital and administrative costs of the listing - in an off-market equal access share buy-back the company bought back shares at $0.078 per share and paid the same amount for non-marketable parcels|
Download delisted companies calendar years 1996-2019
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:
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