Mergers and acquisitions

Successful mergers and acquisitions involve navigating a complex landscape of strategic, commercial and legal issues. We will find the best way to achieve your deal objectives.

Our mergers and acquisitions (M&A) lawyers have decades of experience in domestic and international transactions. We simplify the complex and provide advice that's clear, comprehensive and commercial.

We also support our clients in other key areas relevant to the transaction, such as competition, employment, real estate, IP and data protection. We can scale resources based on need and use leading technology to facilitate seamless and efficient collaboration with our clients.

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Acquisitions and divestments

Buying and selling a business or shares warrants specialised legal support. Our M&A lawyers have a holistic and commercial perspective grounded in lengthy experience working for both buyers and sellers, including buyouts, restructuring and more. We carefully manage transactions with your goals in mind, whether it's to grow, exit or restructure.

Our expertise and services include:

  • advising on appropriate deal structure
  • facilitating digital document management and due diligence solutions
  • preparing and negotiating transaction documents
  • implementing warranty and indemnity insurance
  • regulatory issues such as competition law and the Foreign Acquisition and Takeover Act (FIRB)
  • transaction management and completion
  • access to the Terralex network of international law firms

Joint ownership arrangements and partnership business structures

Collaborating with likeminded owners can take a business to the next level. Our M&A lawyers can assist by creating an ownership structure that promotes certainty and clarity between the owners. We focus on the most pressing issues and risks and help facilitate the consensus needed to formalise your arrangements.

Our expertise includes:

  • negotiation and drafting of agreements
  • advising on equity and debt arrangements

Takeovers and schemes of arrangement

Takeovers are vitally important transactions which are often complex, time critical and publicly scrutinised. Our highly-experienced team can navigate competing issues while dealing efficiently and effectively with the unexpected. We work closely with our clients to recommend the best strategy, manage stakeholders and ensure the process runs smoothly.

Our expertise includes:

  • strategic legal advice on takeover strategies
  • advising on demergers and restructuring
  • executing takeover bids/schemes of arrangement
  • advising on takeover defences
  • managing regulators
  • undertaking takeovers panel proceedings

Recent Transactions

Advising Taoglas Group on its acquisition of Smartsensor Technologies, a leading IoT provider of smart asset management solutions.

Advising Uniti Group on its acquisition of OptiComm via scheme of arrangement and its acquisitions of the Telstra Velocity assets and Harbour ISP.

Advising Gallagher on its acquisitions of Southbank Insurance Brokers and Mutual Brokers.

Advising Autofutura, the global data-driven business intelligence provider, backed by Inflexion Private Equity, on its acquisition of Chrysalis Loyalty.

Advising ReadCloud on its acquisitions of Ripponlea Institute and PKY Media (College of Sounds and Music Production).

Advising Lancemore Group on its acquisition of Cleveland Winery from Hong Kong-listed entity Hang Tai Yue Group.

Advising RAGT Semences on its acquisition of Seed Force and Seed Force (NZ).

Advising Polar Capital on its acquisition of a majority interest in distressed JUCY’s car and campervan rental business.

Advising B.C.A Logic on its acquisition of Stephen Grubits & Associates to form a full-service offering for building regulations and fire safety engineering.

Advising the founder of AroFlo on the sale of a majority stake in AroFlo to a US private equity firm by way of a sale of shares.

Advising Euronext Paris-listed Quadient on the sale of its graphics business to long-term partner Smartech.

Advising the founders of Service Line Solutions on the sale of the business to ServiceNow partner Thirdera, owned by US private equity Sunstone Partners.

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