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Expertise

Brendan is a corporate partner with 20 years’ experience in all aspects of a range of corporate transactions, including:

  • mergers and acquisitions
  • private equity, venture capital and development capital transactions
  • private capital raisings
  • investments by high net worth individuals and family offices
  • start-ups
  • shareholders agreements, joint ventures, partnerships and fund arrangements
  • shareholder disputes
  • equity incentive plans
  • refinancing arrangements
  • group structuring arrangements.

Brendan has very strong expertise in advising clients on all corporate aspects of private equity, venture capital and similar transactions. In particular, he has advised on the sale of significant businesses to private equity funds. More generally, Brendan has advised several private equity firms on their investments and exits in a broad range of industry sectors.

Brendan has substantial expertise in cross-border transactions, having previously been a Partner in one of the largest international law firms in the world.

Brendan has also taken some time away from the legal industry to grow and sell his family business. This “hands on” practical experience is rare among lawyers and enables Brendan to better assess legal risks in a commercial context.

Experience

Brendan’s experience includes advising:

  • various Australian Private Equity Firms including Pacific Equity Partners, Archer Capital, Quadrant, CHAMP Ventures, Ironbridge Capital and Wolseley
  • various International Private Equity Firms including KKR, CVC Capital, Permira, EQT and L Capital
  • Emeco Holdings Limited including on its MBO, various acquisitions and IPO
  • the shareholders of Cook Care Group on the sale of Cook Care Group to Estia Health
  • the shareholders of FleetPlus on the sale of FleetPlus to Fleet Partners
  • the V8 Supercars teams on the partial sale of V8 Supercars to Archer Capital
  • Veda including on its MBO, management share plan and various joint ventures and acquisitions.

Publications

09 May 2018 - Blog

Holding Redlich’s expert guide to the 2018 federal budget

#Corporate & Commercial Law

Our experts analyse the key budget announcements and outline the essential takeaways for business in areas including transport, superannuation & financial services, construction & infrastructure, property, technology, media & communications, workplace relations, immigration, planning & environment, and taxation. 

01 May 2018 - Blog

Loan establishment fee deemed to be a penalty by the Victorian Court of Appeal

#Corporate & Commercial Law

The Victorian Court of Appeal provides clarity in Melbourne Linh Son Buddhist Society Inc v Gippsreal Ltd [2017] VSCA 161 on what constitutes an unenforceable penalty.

04 April 2018 - Blog

ASIC publishes estimates of new levies that organisations will pay

#Corporate & Commercial Law

New laws came into effect on 1July 2017 changing the way ASIC is funded. Under the new arrangements, any entity that is regulated by ASIC will now need to pay a levy for the financial year...