We have an experienced and strategically focused team that assists clients navigating the public capital markets, both in equity capital markets transactions and public
In respect of capital markets transactions, the team understands the entire lifecycle of a business and the corresponding need for capital throughout various stages. Our extensive capital markets experience means that we can navigate potential hurdles and provide solutions, which lowers execution risk and translates to long term value for our clients’ businesses.
The experience of the team translates to an excellent understanding of the latest trends in structuring, innovation and the regulatory landscape, as well as an ability to address the needs of multiple stakeholders and work collaboratively with other advisers to achieve smooth and timely execution.
Our capital markets team has experience advising issuers, underwriters and managers across the full ambit of capital market transactions in both the public and private space.
Advising Primewest on its $350 million IPO listing of the stapled entity comprising Primewest Group Limited and Primewest Property Fund.
MA Financial Group
Advising MA Financial Group (formerly Moelis Australia Limited), Ord Minnett, and Shaw and Partners in connection with their role as underwriters of the $306 million IPO listing of Elanor Commercial Fund.
Advising Ord Minnett in its role as lead manager with respect to a $25 million traditional non-renounceable entitlement offer by The Reject Shop.
Hunter Hall Limited
Advising Hunter Hall Limited regarding multiple hostile takeover bids and ultimate merger with Pengana Capital Group Limited for $134.72 million.
Advising Homeloans Limited regarding its merger with Resimac Limited via scheme of arrangement / item 7, s611 approval for $131 million.
Advising Alceon on its takeover of Noni B Limited and related follow-on acquisitions by Noni B Limited (now Mosaic Brands Limited) including the acquisition Pretty Girl Fashion Group from Consolidated Press Holdings Pty Ltd and multiple businesses / brands from Specialty Fashion Group, including the assumption of 1,300 plus leases.
MA Financial Group
Advising MA Financial Group (formerly Moelis Australia Limited) on its acquisition of the Redcape Hotel Group for A$650 million and associated financing restructure.
Advising Diversified Minerals / Pybar on its acquisition of Unity Mining Limited by scheme of arrangement.
Advising Keystone on its acquisition by takeover of PRG, an unlisted public company, and related $80 million funding round with KKR and Olympus to create a combined food and beverage conglomerate.
Advising Everlight Radiology Pty Ltd, a public unlisted company, in its acquisition by Intermediate Capital Group Plc via scheme of arrangement.
Hamilton Locke advises Apollo Tourism & Leisure (ASX: ATL) on its proposed merger with New Zealand tourism company, Tourism Holdings Limited (NZX: THL), by way of Scheme of Arrangement.
We have advised on many significant IPO transactions ranging from the streamlined and simple to the large and complex. We understand that each transaction is unique.
We assist and advise on all aspects of an IPO, including:
- Pre-IPO structuring and preparation
- Legal issues associated with IPO structure, offer structure and proposed timetable
- Due diligence process and preparation of due diligence committee documentation
- Disclosure document, legal content requirements, verification and preparation of ancillary documents
- Governance and board establishment
- Regulatory matters, including preparation of ASX and NZX listing applications, regulatory relief/waiver applications and liaising with regulators.
We offer extensive experience in the secondary capital raising market, having guided many entities through successful capital raisings to solve their funding needs.
- Issuances of hybrid securities
- Convertible note and debt offers
- Accelerated and traditional entitlement offers
- Share purchase plans
- Dividend reinvestment plans
- Block Trades.
Our public M&A team is trusted by advisers, bidders, targets, directors, shareholders, investment banks and other market participants to effectively advise on the acquisition of interests in and/or control of public companies.
We are experts in guiding our clients through all types of regulated public acquisitions and strategic transactions, including:
- On-market and off-market takeover bids
- Hostile takeover defence and contested transactions
- Schemes of arrangement
- Conduct of Takeovers Panel proceedings and advice
- Acquisitions approved by security holders
- Strategic advice regarding change of control transactions
- Foreign investment advice.