Punch-drunk shareholders in 4WD parts and accessories company Automotive Solutions Group have been assured by their new chairman the "nonsense" in the boardroom is over, as $500 million predator AMA Group officially kicks off a second takeover attempt. Auto Solutions shareholders will begin receiving documentation on Monday from AMA, run by executive chairman Ray Malone, as it fires up another buyout offer at the same 35¢ price at which it made its first tilt.
Chinese billionaire Wang Yusuo's ENN Group and Hony Capital are free to make a counter bid for Santos under a complex agreement signed in June that gave the duo a seat on the board. Chinese gas distributor ENN and private equity firm Hony hold a combined 15.1 per cent stake in Santos and loom as the kingmaker in any future change of ownership at Santos, whose shares made a 1.2 per cent gain on Friday to $5.01, following a 13 per cent spike on Thursday.
It's not just the brand owners making money out of Australia's $1.4 billion vitamins sector. Vitex Pharmaceuticals has just taken the wraps of a new $100 million manufacturing facility at Eastern Creek in outer Sydney, as chief executive Dr Aniss Chami also outlined that the family behind the business may look at some form of partial float.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".