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 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 assisted dozens of 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. We also provide services to underwriters, lead managers and brokers in connection with equity capital market offers.

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 secretary and general counsel services

Our experience in advising on corporate governance matters means we are ideally placed to assist you to comply with the statutory obligations relating to your corporate structure. 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 by a number of public and private companies as their statutory Company Secretary and ‘virtual’ General Counsel. This service provides our clients with expertise in corporate governance and compliance at a fraction of the cost of a capable in-house company secretary and/or general 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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