Hamilton Locke acted for Mazars, an international accounting firm, on their recent acquisition of Brisbane-based accounting firm Hanrick Curran (effective 1 January 2019). Mazars’ expansion in Australia took a major step forward following the merger with Sydney and Melbourne based Duncan Dovico in January 2016, followed by international Corality Financial Group in August 2016. The merger with Brisbane-based Hanrick Curran marks another major milestone for Mazars’ expansion on the Australian east coast and is expected to be followed by further initiatives. Today Mazars has over 1,000 partners and revenues of almost US $2bn internationally with operations in almost 100 countries. Hamilton Locke is proud to have assisted Mazars on this growth path from first entry to the Australia market to now.
Mazars is advised by a team at Hamilton Locke led by partner Brent Delaney and assisted by senior associate Joshua Bell and lawyer Stephen Vrettos. Debt partner Zina Edwards and lawyer Monty Loughlin are advising on the finance aspects of the deal.
Commenting on the transaction, Brent Delaney said: “We are proud to have advised Mazars on this strategic merger which continues the strong growth of Mazars in Australia. Hamilton Locke assisted Mazars to enter the Australian market and it is extremely satisfying to see the firm’s growth plans come to fruition.”
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