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23
Feb

Merck Bids $1.75 for Viralytics

Merck Bids $1.75 for Viralytics

Merck (NYSE:MRK) and Viralytics announced overnight the agreed acquisition of Viralytics by Merck for A$1.75 cash. The stock last traded at 63 cents prior to the announcement. VLA hit a high of $1.26 in December 2016.

22
Feb

QUEST AGAIN A LONSEC FINALIST

QUEST AGAIN A LONSEC FINALIST

Quest Asset Partners are a finalist in the Lonsec Fund Manager Awards for the second year in a row.

08
Sep

Bingo Cleans Up On First Result

Bingo Cleans Up On First Result

The market liked the first result from Bingo Industries (BIN) delivered in mid August. Prior to the result, Bingo traded at $1.87 but has shifted up a level to $2.20 currently.

19
Jul

Summary of Fiscal 2017

Summary of Fiscal 2017

The Quest Australian Equities Concentrated Portfolio has concluded a strong fiscal 2017 with a pre fees return of 18.6%. This is 4.8% ahead of the ASX 300 Accumulation.

26
Apr

Lonsec Awards 2017

Lonsec Awards 2017

Quest Asset Partners is a finalist in the Separately Managed Accounts (SMA) Portfolio category at the Lonsec awards in May this year.

06
Apr

Henderson to merge with Janus Capital

Henderson to merge with Janus Capital

Fund management group Henderson Global Investors is in the final weeks of a merger that transforms the business into a true global player. Since demerging from AMP in 2003, Henderson has grown from a small no name investor into a recognised brand with a current capitalisation of $2.7 billion.

08
Mar

Team USA will outlast Team Trump

Team USA will outlast Team Trump

The New Year may have started quietly in Australia, but the pace has been frenetic in the USA. Only weeks into the new Trump administration there are signs that the new regime may experience a short honeymoon.

20
Dec

Origin addresses the debt

Origin addresses the debt

New CEO Frank Calabria has addressed the ongoing debt position at Origin with the proposed sale or spin off of the upstream exploration and production business.

08
Dec

First mover advantage

First mover advantage

Updater (ASX:UPD) is a New York based technology company that has developed a platform to help consumers move house. The Updater assists provides customers to forward mail, update subscriptions, connect utilities and complete other moving related tasks.

08
Sep

Small stocks deliver for Quest in reporting season

Small stocks deliver for Quest in reporting season

Small stocks delivered for our Quest portfolio during the August reporting season. Quest holdings in 9 separate stocks lifted more than 5% over the month to deliver a small positive return in August of 0.2% compared to the market which fell 1.6%.