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To fund acquisitions, STW Communications has announced a capital raising of up to $40m at $0.97 per share, via a $33m institutional placement and up to a $7m share purchase plan for retail shareholders. The company is buying stakes in four Australian-based agencies—Markitforce, Maverick, Switched on Media and Amblique (see Table 1)—for $30.6m, or around five times earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation; a price we consider fair. The reminder of the monies are earmarked for a couple of smaller, yet to be finalised, acquisitions in south-east Asia.   Company Speciality area Stake purchased (%) Table 1: Acquisitions Markitforce...

To fund acquisitions, STW Communications has announced a capital raising of up to $40m at $0.97 per share, via a $33m institutional placement and up to a $7m share purchase plan for retail shareholders. The company is buying stakes in four Australian-based agencies—Markitforce, Maverick, Switched on Media and Amblique (see Table 1)—for $30.6m, or around five times earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation; a price we consider fair. The reminder of the monies are earmarked for a couple of smaller, yet to be finalised, acquisitions in south-east Asia.  

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