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What we do

  • Capital raising—IPOs, placements, rights issues and ESOPs
  • Foreign investment—FIRB issues and significant investor visas
  • Industry consolidation & roll-ups—rapid expansion plans through bolt on expansion plans and industry consolidation objectives
  • M&A—regulated and unregulated mergers and acquisitions, including schemes, takeovers, due diligences, structuring and negotiation
  • Private equity—expansion capital, buy outs (LBOs, MBOs, MBIs), fund establishment and exits
  • Public takeovers—planning, regulatory advice, acquisition strategy, off-market takeover bids and takeover responses
Recent experience
Anacacia Capital and Careers Training Group acquisitions
We advised Careers Training Group and Anacacia Capital as private equity sponsor on its acquisition of Practical Outcomes Pty Ltd, a high quality early childhood education provider, in February 2015 and of Royal College of Healthcare Pty Ltd, a specialist trainer in the aged care sector, in October 2014.
DNV Group's acquisition of International Standards Certification
We advised the DNV GL Group AS on its acquisition, through its Australian and Japanese subsidiaries that form part of its Business Assurance Group, of the International Standards Certification business in Australia and Japan.
DSA Hospitals sale of Charlestown Private Hospital
We advised DSA Hospitals Pty Ltd (trading as Charlestown Private Hospital) in the sale of the Charlestown Private Hospital business to Nexus Day Hospitals, controlled by Wolseley Private Equity fund.
Investment by Inflection Private Equity into CMO Compliance
We advised CMO Compliance on Inflection Private Equity's investment in the company. CMO is a global, market leader in governance and risk compliance software.
Keystone Group's acquisition of Pacific Restaurant Group Ltd by way of off-market takeover bid
Partner Hal Lloyd, with the assistance of senior associate Brent Delaney and lawyer Phil Lee, recently advised the Keystone Group on its acquisition of Pacific Restaurant Group Ltd.
Mirror Image International Holdings sale of shares
We advised two target companies, Mirror Image International Holdings and MIA Technology Australia Pty Ltd, and six independent companies as the vendors, on the sale of shares in the two target companies.
oOh!media's employee equity incentive schemes
We advised the management of oOh!media and their connected entities in relation to their equity and options in the company, on a dual track sale and IPO process that ended in oOh!media's initial public offering and listing on the ASX.
Sale of Observatory Crest Pty Ltd to Arrow Electronics Inc
We acted for the founding shareholders of Australian and New Zealand distributor Observatory Crest on the sale of the business to giant multinational distributor Arrow Electronics Inc., a NYSE-listed Fortune 500 buyer.