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Last 20 companies delisted from ASX

COMPANY DATE DELISTED REASON
KRESTA HOLDINGS LIMITED (KRS) 16 Sep 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
ALT RESOURCES LIMITED (ARS) 11 Sep 20 we understand Aurenne Ularring Pty Ltd was successful with an offer of $0.0505 cash per Alt Resources share
SALMAT LIMITED (SLM) 03 Sep 20 we understand that it was resolved that the Company be wound up following the sale of the Marketing Solutions and MicroSourcing businesses and return of remaining surplus funds to shareholders - a fully franked special dividend of 11 cents per share was paid on 21 May 2020 (in the past fiscal year dividends of 5 cents per share and 11 cents per share were also paid) and 66.5 cents per share was returned on 12 August 2020 via a capital reduction, with approximately $5 million being retained in the Company
BLUE SKY ALTERNATIVE INVESTMENTS LIMITED (BLA) 31 Aug 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
DONGFANG MODERN AGRICULTURE HOLDING GROUP LIMITED (DFM) 31 Aug 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
DELAWARE THIRTEEN LTD (D13) 28 Aug 20 we understand this company failed to pay its annual listing fee on due date and ASX has accordingly removed it from the official list
FREEDOM INSURANCE GROUP LTD (FIG) 28 Aug 20 we understand this company failed to pay its annual listing fee on due date and ASX has accordingly removed it from the official list
JIANCHENG INTERNATIONAL GROUP LIMITED (JCI) 28 Aug 20 we understand this company failed to pay its annual listing fee on due date and ASX has accordingly removed it from the official list
MORETON RESOURCES LTD (MRV) 28 Aug 20 we understand this company failed to pay its annual listing fee on due date and ASX has accordingly removed it from the official list
PYROLYX AG (PLX) 28 Aug 20 we understand this company failed to pay its annual listing fee on due date and ASX has accordingly removed it from the official list
STERLING PLANTATIONS LIMITED (SBI) 28 Aug 20 we understand this company failed to pay its annual listing fee on due date and ASX has accordingly removed it from the official list
ZYBER HOLDINGS LTD (ZYB) 28 Aug 20 we understand this company failed to pay its annual listing fee on due date and ASX has accordingly removed it from the official list
ELLERSTON GLOBAL INVESTMENTS LIMITED (EGI) 24 Aug 20 we understand Ellerston Capital Limited, as the responsible entity of the Ellerston Global Mid Small Cap Fund, acquired all of the issued shares of EGI in exchange for the issue of one Ellerston Global Mid Small Cap Fund unit for each EGI share
SERIES 2010-1 REDS TRUST (REK) 24 Aug 20 we understand the Class A Mortgage Backed Pass Through Floating Rate Notes due 7 May 2040 and Class AB Mortgage Backed Pass Through Floating Rate Notes due 7 May 2040 (ASX: REKHB) were redeemed on 9 March 2020
ZENITH ENERGY LIMITED (ZEN) 24 Aug 20 we understand Elemental Infrastructure BidCo Pty Ltd was successful with an offer of $0.91 per Zenith Share by way of cash paid by Elemental - shareholders also received $0.14 per Zenith Share by way of Special Dividend paid by Zenith
SYNGAS LIMITED (SYS) 20 Aug 20 we understand the company had failed, its shares had been suspended from quotation for more than two years during which they were consolidated (1 for every 10 previously held) and ASX refused to allow the company to proceed with an acquisition as part of a transaction to re-comply with the listing rules - compliance costs and limited operations were other reasons provided by the company
CRUSADE ABS SERIES 2016-1 TRUST (CU1) 20 Aug 20 we understand the Class A asset backed floating rate securities due 24 June 2026 were redeemed on Friday, 14 August 2020
XPD SOCCER GEAR GROUP LIMITED (XPD) 20 Aug 20 we understand the company failed to lodge documents with ASX because of problems associated with actions by its wholly owned subsidiary, China Soccer Holdings Co, Ltd against Jinjiang Chaoda Shoes and Garment Co. Limited
ONEALL INTERNATIONAL LIMITED (1AL) 17 Aug 20 we understand the auditors raised doubts in reviewing the year end 2019 financial statements that this company could continue as a going concern and coupled with the illiquidity of its shares, inability to raise finance and compliance costs of the listing, the company requested its removal
MILLENNIUM LIMITED (MHD) 14 Aug 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

 

Delisted explained

Delisted explained

 

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, 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:

tick If it asks to be removed (ASX may impose conditions).

tick If in the opinion of ASX:

dot point It breaks a listing rule or is unwilling or unable to comply with a rule.

dot point It has no quoted securities.

dot point It is appropriate for some other reason (see in particular the Guidance Notes for details).

tick Following the issue of compulsory acquisition notices and previous suspension of securities under Listing Rule 17.4 or Listing Rule 17.4A.

tick Its securities have been suspended from quotation for a continuous period of 2 years.

tick 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

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:

  • tick Search by code (see box above right)
  • tick Search by company name (see box above left)
  • tick Click on the appropriate letter of the alphabet (see the alphabet index above)

 

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 generally 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 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.) 

 

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