9 May 2013
Australian surfwear brand Billabong has requested a voluntary suspension of trading in its shares so it can progress takeover discussions with interested parties.
7 May 2013
Australian surfwear brand Billabong has placed its shares in another trading halt today (7 May) ahead of an update regarding the potential sale of the business.
24 April 2013
Billabong has extended exclusive talks with Sycamore Partners and former Americas boss Paul Naude to consider the potential sale of the Australian surfwear brand.
9 April 2013
Australian surfwear brand Billabong will enter ten days of exclusive talks with a consortium led by the former boss of the brand's America's division after the group cut its bid by 45% to AUD0.60 per share.
5 April 2013
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4 April 2013
Billabong has indefinitely suspended its shares from trading as it continues takeover talks with its two suitors.
2 April 2013
Australian surfwear brand Billabong has halted trading in its shares while negotiations continue with its two suitors.
21 March 2013
Australian surfwear brand Billabong halted trading in its shares today (21 March) after its share price plummeted 14.2% on concerns about a potential takeover offer expected next week.
22 February 2013
Struggling Australian surfwear brand Billabong International has swung to a first-half loss after writing off the value of its brands - and says that from next month it intends to slash the number of apparel suppliers that it uses to less than one-fifth of the current total.
18 January 2013
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16 January 2013
For all of the suitors circling Billabong, the Australian surfwear brand is yet to see much action. With four bidders showing interest over the past year, Petah Marian looks at why none of the interest has so far turned into a deal.
14 January 2013
Australian surfwear brand Billabong has received a rival bid for the brand from VF Corp and private equity firm Altamont Capital Partners, which matches an offer from US boss Paul Naude and Sycamore Partners.
11 January 2013
Australian surfwear brand Billabong has appointed Peter Myers as group chief financial officer, replacing Craig White who resigned last month.
2 January 2013
Australian surfwear brand Billabong has opened its books to a consortium comprising the company's former head of its Americas business.
20 December 2012
Craig White, chief financial officer of Billabong, has resigned from the Australian surfwear brand as it mulls a AUD524m (US$549.8m) takeover bid.
19 December 2012
Australian surfwear brand Billabong today (19 December) confirmed details of a AUD524m buyout bid - but shares fell 13.3% after the company issued another profit warning.
12 December 2012
Australian surfwear brand Billabong has signed a distribution agreement with Arvind Lifestyle Brands, a subsidiary of Indian textile and apparel major Arvind Ltd.
19 November 2012
Australian surfwear brand Billabong has seen its share price jump after the head of its Americas business temporarily stepped aside to explore a potential buyout of the company.
12 October 2012
Private equity firm TPG Capital has withdrawn its bid for Australian surfwear brand Billabong.
9 October 2012
Australian surfwear brand Billabong has appointed Ian Pollard as a director and chairman elect of its board.
4 October 2012
Australian surf and skatewear retailer Billabong International has released a statement saying that takeover talks are still ongoing with TPG Capital, after an Australian newspaper reported the private equity firm was considering pulling out.
20 September 2012
Billabong International today (20 September) said TPG Capital is the only firm still considering a possible takeover bid for the Australian surf and skatewear retailer after a second, unnamed, party pulled out.
6 September 2012
Australian surfwear brand Billabong has received a rival takeover approach from an unnamed party, offering A$1.45 a share.
28 August 2012
Surfwear business Billabong has unveiled a four-year transformation strategy after recording a full-year loss of A$275.6m in the 12 months to 30 June.
30 July 2012
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27 July 2012
Billabong has agreed to open its books to private equity firm TPG Capital, but said it does not believe the AU$694m bid reflects the "fundamental value" of the Australian surfwear brand.
24 July 2012
Billabong has received a second offer from private equity firm TPG Capital at a much lower price than previously offered for the Australian surfwear brand.
26 June 2012
Sporting goods giant Nike is rumoured to be a potential buyer of Australian surfwear brand Billabong.
25 June 2012
Shares in Billabong nearly halved in trading today (25 June) as the market reacted to another profit warning on Friday and news that the surfwear retailer intends to raise AU$225m (US$228m) by selling new shares at a discounted price.
21 June 2012
Billabong is looking to raise some AU$225m (US$228m) through a share issue after the Australian surfwear brand put out another profit warning amid deteriorating trading conditions.