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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 and by private treaty. We advise clients across a range of industries, including technology, consumer, healthcare, industrials, education, business and financial services, professional services, agribusiness, transport, media and telecommunications.


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.


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.

Recent Posts

16 April 2024 - Knowledge

Government announces significant changes to Australia’s merger regime

#Competition & Consumer Law, #Mergers and Acquisitions

The Federal Government has announced a substantial reform of Australia’s merger regime. We summarise the proposed changes and discuss their potential impact on businesses.

17 May 2023 - Knowledge

Regulatory shifts impacting due diligence in 2023

#Corporate & Commercial Law, #Mergers and Acquisitions

We share an overview of the key regulatory areas that have shifted so far and discuss how stakeholders can navigate legal due diligence when evaluating a potential target entity or business.

02 March 2023 - Knowledge

M&A deal characteristics in 2023

#Mergers and Acquisitions, #Corporate & Commercial Law, #Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG)

In our latest M&A Review, we highlight six deal characteristics deal makers can expect to see this year.

02 March 2022 - Knowledge

Record-high M&A activity in 2021 – what to expect in 2022

#Mergers and Acquisitions, #Corporate & Commercial Law

Despite many disruptions in 2021, Australia recorded one of its best years on record in overall M&A deal value and volume last year, particularly in the health, technology, financial services, infrastructure and energy and resources sectors. With numerous key trends still relevant in 2022, what can dealmakers expect to see in the M&A landscape this year?

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.

18 May 2021 - Knowledge

Accounts and information warranties in M&A

#Mergers and Acquisitions, #Corporate & Commercial Law

We look at two common types of warranties in Sale and Purchase Agreements.

12 May 2021 - Knowledge

Heads of Agreement in M&A

#Mergers and Acquisitions, #Corporate & Commercial Law

In this article, we set out some of the common terms in a Heads of Agreement, considerations when drafting the document and the difference between a legally binding and non-binding agreement.

10 March 2021 - Knowledge

Holding Redlich’s expert review of Australian M&A

#Mergers and Acquisitions, #Corporate & Commercial Law

In our latest M&A Review, our national M&A team provides a snapshot of important deals across various industries and highlights some key trends to watch in 2021.

13 February 2020 - Knowledge

Expert guide: Australian M&A under the microscope

#Mergers and Acquisitions, #Corporate & Commercial Law

In our latest M&A Review, our national M&A team highlights some key issues and trends to look out for in 2020, plus a wrap up of key deals across a variety of industries.

26 July 2019 - In the News

Why Arnott's $3 billion sale could spell the end of Orange Slices

#Mergers and Acquisitions, #Corporate & Commercial Law

A sale of Arnott's to investment powerhouse KKR could see a number of the much-loved biscuit maker's products discontinued in an effort to increase the company's value.