Mergers & acquisitions

We deliver highly successful outcomes in business and asset sales and purchases for our clients including ASX-listed companies, private companies, private equity clients and founders.

Acting for the vendors of Rochford Capital (a treasury risk advisory business) in connection with its sale to Moneycorp (a UK-based foreign exchange and global payment services business)

Acting for the vendors of FuzeNet (a retail internet services provider) in connection with its sale to Uniti Wireless (ASX: UWL) in connection with Uniti Wireless’ IPO on ASX

Acting for Philo Capital Advisers (a leader in the provision of services to the managed discretionary account sector) in connection with a $4 million investment by Class Limited (ASX: CL1)

Acting for Jupiter Civil Pty Ltd in connection with its off-market takeover bid for Calibre Group Limited, a diversified engineering and construction services provider

Acting for IncentiaPay Limited (ASX:INP), Australia’s pre-eminent integrated loyalty and payment solutions provider, in connection with the sale of its Bartercard, Gruden and Blackglass businesses

Acting as company secretary and legal adviser to Finsure, a leading mortgage broker aggregation service, in connection with the completion of its acquisition by Goldfields Money Limited (ASX:GMY)

Acting for directors nominated by Taurus to the board of Realm Resources Limited (ASX:RRP) in connection with the takeover bid made by T2 Resources Fund (managed by Taurus), including advice in connection with Takeovers Panel proceedings

Acting for Teaminvest Private in connection with the investment by one of its funds in Multimedia Technology

Acting for Suncastle in connection with Takeovers Panel proceedings relating to Tap Oil Limited

Acting for Teaminvest Private in connection with the investment by one of its funds in Colour Capital (operator of franchised brands including G.J. Gardner Homes and Raw Energy Cafe)

Acting for iBuyNew Group (ASX:IBN) on the acquisition of multiple businesses including Indo-Pacific Property and Nyko Property

Acting for the founders of Sentral Education on its partial sale to a private equity fund managed by Armitage Associates

Acting for the founders of The Lido Group in connection with a strategic investment by Hotel Reservation Service, Europe’s leading hotel booking portal

Acting for Disruptive Investment Group (ASX:DVI) on its acquisition of BYOjet and its subsequent disposal to Flight Centre

Acting for Top Spring International (HKG:3688) on its acquisition of 49% of a $150 million development located in St Leonards

Equity capital markets

We have advised numerous companies in undertaking an initial public offering (IPO) and listing on the ASX. We also frequently advise on secondary issues such as placements, pro rata rights offers, share purchase plans and convertible note offerings and private company fundraising. We also provide services to underwriters, lead managers and brokers in connection with equity capital market offers.

Acting for Trichomia (owner of two of Australia’s fastest growing hemp food brands) in connection with an investment by MMJ Group Holdings Limited (ASX: MMJ)

Acting for Imperium Markets, an Australian market licensed fintech which operates a money markets platform, in connection with their capital raising including a cornerstone investment by Macquarie Capital

Acting for listed investment company, WCM Global Growth Ltd (ASX:WQG), and its investment manager, Contango Asset Management Limited (ASX:CGA), in connection with WQG’s $51 million institutional placement underwritten by Taylor Collison

Acting for Teaminvest Private Group Limited (ASX: TIP), a private equity group with investments in eight Australian businesses in the engineering and services sector, on its $111 million initial public offering and listing on ASX

Acting for QV Equities (ASX: QVE), and its investment manager, Investors Mutual Limited, in connection with its $70 million capital raising comprising a $35 million institutional placement (CommSec, lead manager) and $35 million SPP

Acting for Catapult Group International (ASX:CAT) on various capital raisings including a $17 million combined institutional placement and SPP, and $6 million institutional placement (Morgans and Bell Potter, joint lead managers)

Acting for iTinybeans (ASX:TNY) on its IPO (Bell Potter, lead manager)

Acting for Moelis Australia (as lead manager) on various capital raisings including the $62 million IPO of ChimpChange (ASX:CCA) and a $22 million placement and rights offer by Quickstep Holdings (ASX:QHL)

Acting for Blue Ocean Equities (as lead manager) on various capital raisings including a $100 million capital raising by Pilbara Minerals (ASX:PBL) and the IPO of Pureprofile (ASX:PPL)

Acting for N1 Holdings (ASX: N1H) on its IPO and subsequent capital raisings

Funds management, licensing and regulatory compliance

We are experienced in providing advice on the entire life-cycle of listed and unlisted funds, including structuring, establishment, promotion, capital raising, disposal and winding down of funds and managed investment schemes. We also advise various financial services clients on obtaining and regulatory compliance with licenses, including marketing and distribution of financial products, and provision of financial services to wholesale and retail clients.

Company secretarial and external legal counsel services

Our experience in advising on corporate governance matters means we are ideally placed to assist you with meeting your statutory and (if applicable) listing rule obligations.  This advice encompasses both the strategic and the technical aspects of corporate structure and governance. Our advice will ensure your leadership team is working effectively, efficiently and is legally compliant. 

We are currently engaged on retainer by a number of public and private companies as their statutory Company Secretary and/or external legal counsel.  This service provides our clients with expertise in corporate governance and compliance at a fraction of the cost of an in-house company secretary and/or legal counsel.

Employment law

We offer a comprehensive range of employment law services, including preparation of employment, executive and contractor agreements. We also prepare employee incentive plans (including option, share and performance right incentives). We can also assist with performance management issues including minimising risk in termination of employment. We also offer advice and assistance with policies and procedures to ensure that the working relationship with our clients and their staff is as productive and stress free as possible.

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