and Private Equity.
Our team demonstrates strategic foresight and execution skills for transactions undertaken throughout all stages of a business’ lifecycle.
We use our understanding of domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions and private and public capital markets to achieve successful commercial outcomes for our clients. Our clients include listed public companies, asset managers, entrepreneurs, private equity funds and growth companies.
We have extensive experience advising on transactions of all sizes across a range of sectors and domestic and international markets, and we are experienced in advising collaboratively with our clients’ other advisers. We have the skillset to advise on both the debt and equity sides of corporate transactions, whether for listed public companies or private companies.
Our finance and corporate teams are fully integrated to provide a seamless service delivery to our clients. Collaboration is important to us – having fully integrated finance and corporate practices areas means we are well positioned to help our clients to deploy capital.
Pemba Capital Partners
Acted for Pemba Capital Partners on various acquisitions and management incentive arrangements.
Advised ASX-listed Milton Corporation on its $11 billion merger with Washington H. Soul Pattinson by scheme of arrangement.
MA Financial Group
Acted for MA Financial Group (formerly Moelis Australia) on their acquisition of the Redcape Hotel Group for $650 million.
Advised Primewest on its $600 million takeover by Centuria.
Acted for the Cordina family on its $300 million sale of Cordina Farms to global private equity firm PAG.
Advised technology company AD1 Holdings on its $65 million acquisition of leading software as a service (SaaS) talent acquisition company Scout Talent Group.
Advised retail and consumer brands investment platform, Alquemie Group on its $60+ million acquisition of Australian fashion retailer, General Pants Co.
Advised Xplore Wealth on its $60 million acquisition by HUB24 by way of a concurrent share scheme of arrangement and option scheme of arrangement.
Advised Pollination on its $50 million strategic investment by ANZ.
J.C. Flowers & Co
Acted for global private equity firm, J.C. Flowers & Co on the sale of leading trading platform, Chi-X, to Cboe Global Markets.
Advised Lexicon Digital on its sale to Endava plc.
Acted for Macquarie Investments on multiple investments including in Freestyle Technology, Next Payments, Record Point, Temple & Webster and Brandscreen.
Quadrant Private Equity
Acted for numerous Quadrant Private Equity portfolio companies, including Qscan Radiology, Superior Food Group, Virtus Health and Love to Dream on various acquisitions.
Acted for Champ Ventures in its sale of MacPac Holdings to Super Retail Group.
Acted for Airbus Ventures on its leading investment into Q-CTRL
An M&A transaction can be a complex and time-consuming exercise. Meticulous planning is required to ensure that key milestones in the process are achieved. We can assist with this planning and tailor our support to our clients at all stages of the process. Our clients have praised us for our understanding of the commercial rationale for a particular transaction, as well as the legal challenges involved.
Our team advises on a range of areas, including:
- Acquisitions and disposals of companies and businesses
- Private equity investments and exits
- Venture capital investments
- Public company mergers and acquisitions
- Competitive sale processes
- Shareholders’ agreements
- Legal due diligence
- Cross-border transactions
- FIRB advice
- Commercial contracts
- Equity incentives
- Corporate governance
- Directors’ duties and liabilities.
Our team of lawyers pride themselves on understanding our clients’ business and have a deep knowledge of the industry sectors in which they operate. We have an extensive track-record advising clients who operate in a range of industries, including:
- Financial services
- Agriculture and food
- Private equity
- Real estate
- Consumer products