Rip Curl buy a done deal on Kathmandu proxies

Paul McBeth
Fri, 18 Oct 2019

Enough Kathmandu shareholders backed the $368 million acquisition of surf brand Rip Curl to approve the deal just on the number of proxy votes held by the board.The special meeting in Sydney was to ratify the deal, which will turn Kathmandu into a billion-dollar-revenue business and add at least 10 percent to per-share earnings. The resolution attracted 163.1 million votes - 60 percent - in favour on proxies alone. It was almost unanimously supported with 99.96 percent support at the meeting. The outdoor goods retailer is raising $145 mill...
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Auckland Council is facing a "larger than expected" fiscal hole of $750 million this year, including a provision of $224 million to shore up its creaking water infrastructure. In announcing its dec...

Ardern hints at mandatory contact tracing for businesses
Victoria Young | Wed, 15 Jul 2020

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern today warned businesses to encourage contact tracing or she might force it upon them. “My message to businesses is to put that poster up. We’ve always said it was volu...

GAVIN EVANS: Southland jobs sacrificed to confused energy policy
Gavin Evans | Wed, 15 Jul 2020

The 2,600 jobs to be sacrificed in Southland next year are a high price to pay for confused energy policy and a multi-decade decline in this country’s economic ambitions. Despite the writing being...