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Mergers and Acquisitions

Our approach to M&A is, at every stage of a transaction, to maximise value for our clients.

Mergers and Acquisitions

Our M&A team’s expertise covers the full spectrum of M&A transactions, both in the public markets domain and by private treaty. We advise across a range of industries, particularly agribusiness, transport, financial services, technology and media and telecommunications.

Expertise

We are experienced in developing strategy, and work closely with our clients’ financial advisers, management and internal operations personnel to successfully execute the agreed strategy. Our practitioners have significant experience advising at board level and provide swift common sense resolutions to complex issues.

We primarily act for a middle market established client base of international and Australian clients in private treaty trade sales and acquisitions, both hostile and recommended public company takeover bids, public-to-private transactions, as well as joint venture arrangements and mergers.

Our expertise includes:

  • negotiated acquisitions and dispositions
  • strategic mergers
  • cross-border transactions
  • take-private transactions
  • unsolicited bids and proxy contests
  • takeover defence planning
  • joint ventures and strategic alliances.

Experience

Public M&A

  • acting in Structural Monitoring Systems Plc acquisition of Anodyne Electronic Manufacturing Corp
  • acting in Panorama Synergy Ltd’s acquisition of Hydrix as part of vertical integration play
  • acting for a Singapore listed company on the proposed $60m takeover bid of Guildford Coal Limited
  • acting for LionGold Corp Limited in the $65m takeover of Castlemaine Goldfields Limited
  • acting for Blumont Group Ltd in relation to the $32m takeover of Genesis Resources Limited
  • acting for Blumont Group Ltd in the $55m takeover of Merlin Diamonds Limited.

Private M&A

  • acting for Affinity Education Group Limited on multiple acquisitions and divestments of child care centres throughout Australia
  • acting for the Fresh Produce Group’s acquisition of Tumut Grove Citrus
  • acting for Frasers Property on the sale of a commercial property and hotel development at its landmark Central Park development in Chippendale
  • acting for the owners of Associated Grain on the sale to Agrocorp
  • acting for Hong Kong Uniasia in the acquisition of the MOR cosmetics business
  • acting for CaterCare Group in the buy-out by CHAMP Ventures
  • advising SKY UK on the sale of Australian News Channel to News Corporation.
William Khong

William Khong

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Melbourne

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Harry Kingsley

Harry Kingsley

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Melbourne

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Trent Taylor

Trent Taylor

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Brisbane

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Esteban Gomez

Esteban Gomez

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Brisbane

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