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Completion of sale of Diversified Mining Services’ COALTRAM mining equipment business to PPK Limited (‘PPK’)

The Board of Diversified Mining Services Limited (‘DMS’) appointed Record Point to assess its options in relation to its underground coal mining equipment business, COALTRAM.  Record Point undertook a strategic review process which resulted in engaging with various domestic and international strategic parties with a view to partnering with or selling a part or all of its mining equipment division.

DMS is a mining equipment and services business with operations in the Hunter Valley, Gladstone, Mackay and the Bowen Basin.  DMS’s COALTRAM division manufactures, markets and services Load, Haul, Dump (‘LHD’) utility vehicles (8, 10 and 13 tonne versions) designed to operate in high methane gas coalmine environment which are manufactured in a purpose-specific facility in Tomago, New South Wales, and manufactures and distributes Australia’s leading flameproof alternator for use in methane gas prone underground environments.  COALTRAM’s key business units are LHD manufacturer and sales, alternators manufacturer and sales, aftermarket service (maintenance requirements in certified workshops), parts sales and equipment hire.

In January 2014, PPK Group Limited (‘PPK’) announced it had acquired COALTRAM from DMS.  PPK is an ASX-listed property and mining services company which, prior to its COALTRAM acquisition, had announced to the market its intension to expand its underground mining services capability.  The sale to PPK completed in March 2014.

Record Point acted as the exclusive financial advisor to DMS.