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William Kontaxis

Expertise

William is a partner in our corporate transactions team, specialising in mergers and acquisitions, finance transactions and corporate advisory. He is a commercially-focused problem solver and takes a genuine interest in his clients’ businesses. 

William’s expertise includes:

  • mergers and acquisitions
  • corporate structuring
  • private capital raisings
  • private lending and security arrangements
  • finance facilities
  • funds management
  • shareholder and joint venture agreements
  • commercial agreements.

Experience

William’s experience includes:

Mergers & Acquisitions

  • advising one of Australia’s biggest independent hydraulics and water business on a majority sale to Allegro Funds and various subsequent bolt-ons
  • advising Regional Radiology Group on its sale to I-MED Radiology, a medical imaging and radiology clinic network
  • advising the Australian subsidiary of a Canadian-listed health and wellbeing business on various strategic acquisitions in Australia
  • advising multiple franchised retail store owners across Australia on sales of majority stakes to the Metcash-backed franchisor
  • advising a leading marine supply and logistics business on its sale to Superior Food Group (backed by Quadrant Private Equity)
  • advising the owners of a market-leading Australian pharmaceutical product on the sale of its business to a NZ-listed buyer
  • advising a global renewable energy business on a substantial investment in an Australian energy software company.

Banking and finance

  • advising a well-known private lender on its acquisition, refinance and construction loans in the property sector
  • advising an ASX-listed marketing and communications business on a $40+ million finance facility from a Big 4 bank
  • advising a leading FMCG business on a $50+ million finance facility from a Big 4 bank
  • advising a property developer on a $100+ million finance facility from an overseas lender
  • advising a leading property developer on multiple acquisition and refinance facilities from various private lenders.

Corporate

  • advising on the establishment of a managed investment scheme for a property developer
  • advising a prominent gemstone dealer on a share buy-back and share subdivision 
  • advising the major investor on the establishment of a joint-venture for the launch of an innovative online business.

Membership

Law Society of New South Wales

Publications

26 October 2022 - Knowledge

NSW Government Bulletin

#Government, #Corporate & Commercial Law

Has a counterparty asked you to consent to a change in the control of their entity? In this edition, we share our key considerations for reviewing and responding to a change of control request.

11 October 2022 - Knowledge

Preparing a contract summary that adds value for your board

#Corporate & Commercial Law

Condensing a lengthy contract into a succinct and practical summary is not always easy. Provide your board with the essential information they need with our contract review tips.

20 April 2022 - Knowledge

Lenders beware: Independent advice certificates not a substitute for proper due diligence

#Finance

A recent High Court decision has provided a helpful reminder that independent advice certificates are not a tool for lenders to bypass proper due diligence on prospective borrowers and guarantors.

25 August 2021 - Knowledge

You e-complete me: Key tips to smoothly settle a virtual M&A transaction

#Corporate & Commercial Law, #Mergers and Acquisitions

With M&A completions moving virtually, we shortlist five key tips to help you sail through the final stages of your deal.