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Joshua Bell

Special Counsel

Josh is an experienced corporate lawyer who brings a pragmatic approach to solving complex legal issues and delivering commercial outcomes for his clients.

He specialises in advising clients across a range of industries on transactions and investments, including private, public and distressed M&A transactions and venture and growth capital investments. Josh is a foreign investment specialist and regularly advises clients in relation to Australia’s foreign investment regime. He also advises clients on general corporate and commercial arrangements, including restructuring, commercial agreements, corporate governance, and employee incentive plans.

Before joining Hamilton Locke, Josh worked for a boutique Singapore and Shanghai-based merchant bank focused on Sino-foreign transactions. Josh previously worked at Kain Lawyers in Adelaide and K&L Gates in Sydney. He was also an advisor to the President of the Senate and the international affairs advisor to a Senator and served in the Australian Army Reserves.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

M&A; Capital Raisings; Shareholder Arrangements; Corporate Advisory; Foreign Investment Regulations

QUALIFICATIONS
  • Certificate in CTA1 Foundations of Tax – Tax Institute
  • Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice – Australia National University
  • Bachelor of Laws (Hons) – The University of Adelaide
  • Bachelor of International Studies (History and Politics) – The University of Adelaide
  • Admitted to practice in New South Wales and South Australia
SELECTED REPRESENTATIONS
  • Advising MA Growth Ventures on a $20m growth capital investment into the DoctorSquare group and the associated acquisition of 24-7 Healthcare Group from Crescent Capital Partners.
  • Acting on the sale of Lexicon Group to Endava LLC, a NYSE listed UK multinational consultancy business.
  • Advising Energy Impact Partners, a US-based impact investor, , on a US$17m equity investment into Infravision, an Australian drone stringing business as part of a US$23m round which included Equinor Ventures and Edison International.
  • Advising Sia Partners, a French-based global management consulting group, on the acquisition of Churchill Consulting.
  • Advising Xplore Wealth Limited (ASX: XPL) on its $60 million acquisition by HUB24 Limited (ASX: HUB) for a mixture of cash and scrip by way of a concurrent share scheme of arrangement and option scheme of arrangement.
  • Advising on the sale of Partizan Worldwide, a leading patient support healthcare solutions provider in the Australian pharmaceutical market, to DKSH Healthcare, a Swiss-based global provider of market expansion services for healthcare companies.
  • Advising Refratechnik Group on the acquisition of leading magnesia producer QMAG Limited from Sibelco.
  • Acting for the founder of Kounta, a POS solutions provider, on the $84 million acquisition of Kounta by Lightspeed POS Inc, a Canadian listed entity.
  • Acting for the shareholders of a national trucking and logistics group in the sale of their shares to Silk Logistics Group.
  • Acting for a global FMCG Group on a complex multibillion-dollar restructure of its Australian assets and businesses.
  • Advising MedAdvisor Limited (ASX: MDR) on the establishment of a Singapore-based joint venture with Asian healthcare company, Zuellig Pharmaceuticals.
  • Acting for Mazars, a global accounting firm, on its mergers with Hanrick Curran and Cummings Flavel McCormack.
  • Advising MA Growth Ventures on multiple portfolio investments (equity and convertible notes) into fast growing technology businesses, including Sonder, Demyst, Quantum Brilliance, and Liquid Instruments.
  • Advising Tank Stream Ventures and the BridgeLane Group on various portfolio investments, including ezyCollect, Biteable, Equitise, Go1, Agerris, Sprout Stack, Flare HR, and Wirely.
  • Advising Yellow Canary, a workplace compliance platform, on an equity capital raise from Parc Capital.
  • Advising Partners for Growth, Longreach and One Ventures on multiple warrant arrangements in connection with secured venture debt transactions with Australian and multi-national growth companies.