Welcome to Continuous Disclosure - a market news column, including business news and opinion. Edited by Duncan Bridgeman, Tamsyn Parker and Jamie Gray.

Living Green shakes tree for pre IPO fund raising

Kiwi natural products company Living Green Group is midway through a funding round as it gears up for overseas expansion and says an initial public offering is still on the cards.

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Lobbyists target Government over electricity regulation
Local power company bosses are looking aghast at what the Australian Government is proposing across the Tasman. New Zealand politicians are being lobbied hard to consider very similar moves when they make decisions following the Electricity Price Review.
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And the best research headline goes to …
With share market analysts finding new ways to make their hard work stand out, Craigs Investment Partners has picked a winner for its analyst with the best headline on research notes.
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Who's in, who's out?
Index tracking funds and other investors which hug the benchmark will have until December 21 to make the changes to their portfolios which could see one share in particular enjoy a pre-Christmas bump, while it's bad news for another stock.
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$2.6b Trade Me takeover not as good as it seems
Trade Me's 10,000 shareholders - many of them mum-and-dad investors - could miss out on tens of millions in dividend payments if the $2.6b private equity buyout goes head.
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Shake-up looms for Aussie and NZ dairy
Singapore's Wilmar International could gain full control of Goodman Fielder, while Japan's Kirin Holdings is reviewing options including a possible sale of its substantial Australian dairy business.
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Glitches strike FNZC's new trading platform
First New Zealand Capital's takeover of ANZ's online trading platform went official this week with the handover going live on Monday. But it seems there were some teething problems.
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Mexican firm tightens grip on Restaurant Brands
Few if any recent takeover offers were priced as far above the independent advisor's assessment - notwithstanding the premium for control the Mexican acquirer is offering.
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Fonterra's Beingmate reveals terms of state investment
Chinese infant formula manufacturer Beingmate has revealed more details of a strategic partnership with a state-owned investment firm Great Wall Guorong Investment. The question is what this means for Fonterra.
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5G pushback
There's increasing interest in whether China retaliates in any way to the Coalition Government banning Huawei from Spark's 5G network.
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A Tip Top deal for Hart?
Amid the desire from some quarters for Tip Top to stay in New Zealand ownership, one name keeps popping up as a potential buyer. So will he step in to keep the beloved company Kiwi-owned or will it be sold to one of a number of international suitors?
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New fund for PE powerhouse Mercury
Trans-Tasman private equity firm Mercury Capital is one to watch after raising a third fund.
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Arria's NZX listing off the table
The drought of new listings on the NZX looks set to last a little longer, with a pre-Christmas debut for artificial intelligence company Arria NLG now off the table.
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Has Fletcher Building bottomed out?
Fletcher Building's share price plummet last month after revelations of another unexpected profit downgrade has some wondering if it is now a potential takeover target.
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Bain returns for another crack at Metro Glass
Bain Capital's investment in troubled Metro Performance Glass is not the first time the private equity firm has been involved in the company.
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