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Last 20 companies delisted from ASX

COMPANY DATE DELISTED REASON
WINDLAB LIMITED (WND) 29 Jun 20 we understand Wind Acquisition 2 Pty Ltd was successful with an offer of $1.00 for each Windlab Share
IDOL 2011-1 TRUST (IDH) 24 Jun 20 we understand the Trust was delisted at the request of IDH under Listing Rule 17.11, following the redemption of all its remaining notes
COASSETS LIMITED. (CA8) 19 Jun 20 we understand the company delisted because of low shareholder numbers, highly concentrated shareholdings, low levels of trading in the shares and the administrative and compliance costs associated with the listing
GLOBAL FORTUNE INVESTMENT LIMITED (GFI) 15 Jun 20 we understand this company failed and ASX removed the company from listing because its securities have been suspended from trading for an unacceptably long period
TAMBLA LIMITED (TBL) 12 Jun 20 we understand the company delisted because with its current size it cannot take advantage of the listing, low public share price, the listing being detrimental to winning new enterprise business, compliance costs, limited liquidity and insufficient shareholder spread
ABUNDANT PRODUCE LIMITED (ABT) 11 Jun 20 we understand the company delisted because directors considered the shares were trading below the underlying value of the company, insufficient liquidity and compliance costs associated with the ASX listing
HAWKLEY OIL AND GAS LIMITED (HOG) 09 Jun 20 we understand this company failed and ASX removed the company from listing because its securities have been suspended from trading for an unacceptably long period
WINMAR RESOURCES LIMITED (WFE) 09 Jun 20 we understand this company failed and ASX removed the company from listing because its securities have been suspended from trading for an unacceptably long period
SPECTRUM METALS LIMITED (SPX) 03 Jun 20 we understand Ramelius Resources was successful with an offer of one Ramelius share for every ten Spectrum Metals shares plus $0.017 cash per Spectrum Metals share
SERIES 2011-2 WST TRUST (WSJ) 27 May 20 we understand the trust delisted following the redemption of the Class A Pass Through Floating Rate Notes due 20 July 2042
MILLENNIUM MINERALS LIMITED (MOY) 27 May 20 we understand that this company failed and went into administration, as the result of which, all of the shares in the Company were transferred to the Deed of Company Arrangement Proponent’s nominee for nil consideration
IDOL 2011-2 TRUST (IDJ) 21 May 20 we understand the trust was delisted following redemption of all remaining notes of the trust (ASX: IDJHA, IDJHC, IDJHD, IDJHE and IDJHF)
JACK-IN GROUP LIMITED (JIP) 11 May 20 we understand this company failed and ASX removed the company from listing because its securities have been suspended from trading for an unacceptably long period
WORLD.NET SERVICES LIMITED (WNS) 11 May 20 we understand this company failed and ASX removed the company from listing because its securities have been suspended from trading for an unacceptably long period
LATAM AUTOS LIMITED (LAA) 08 May 20 we understand the company delisted from ASX because its securities were trading at an undervalue and at an historic low, it was a highly illiquid stock, there was limited shareholder interest or support and the significant administrative costs associated with the ASX listing
DRIVER AUSTRALIA THREE TRUST (DAE) 06 May 20 we understand the trust was delisted following the redemption of all its remaining notes
NATIONAL RMBS TRUST 2011-1 SERIES 2011-1 (NAF) 06 May 20 we understand the trust was delisted following the redemption of all its remaining notes
NATIONAL RMBS TRUST 2011-2 SERIES 2011-2 (NAO) 06 May 20 we understand the trust was delisted following the redemption of all its remaining notes
EMPIRE OIL & GAS NL (EGO) 04 May 20 we understand this company failed and ASX removed the company from listing because its securities have been suspended from trading for an unacceptably long period
EOR GROUP LIMITED (EOR) 04 May 20 we understand this company failed and ASX removed the company from listing because its securities have been suspended from trading for an unacceptably long period

 

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, 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:

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

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 more than three 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, 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:

  • 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 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 1996-2019

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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