Pharmaceutical wholesaler Symbion is heading for the ASX after its Swiss owners sold the business to New Zealand’s EBOS Group. Nine Entertainment is having to stretch itself to keep the cricket broadcasting rights. Elsewhere, Optus has two big private equity players fishing for its Australian satellite business and Australand Property Group apparently has someone hunting part of its residential book.
EBOS Group, Symbion
It’s always hard for Australians to accept a hand from Kiwis. But the local float market has little choice.