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.


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 QMS Media on the sale to Quadrant Private Equity via scheme of arrangement

Advising Uniti Group on the acquisition of OptiComm via scheme of arrangement and on the acquisitions of LBNCo, OPENetworks and 1300 Australia

Advising ARA Asset Management on the Australian law aspects of its acquisition of LOGOS Group

Advising Bapcor on its acquisition of Truckline, a heavy commercial truck spare parts business

Advising QBE Insurance on its acquisition of Realcover Insurances, a professional indemnity insurance business

Advising Gallagher on the acquisition of broking business across Australia

Advising on the establishment of SensOre Limited, a merger of resource technology assets held by RVF Global Resources and Sasak Minerals

Advising Isaac Property Developments in the acquisition and restructure of The Boathouse Group

Advising Groupe Mimran on its acquisition of assets from Avenira, including the Baobab Phosphate Project, Senegal

Advising Cobalt Blue in its acquisition of Broken Hill Prospecting's interests in the Broken Hill Cobalt Project

Advising Eddyfi NDT on the Australian law aspects of its acquisition of the NDT Global group

Advising Invictus Biopharma on the sale to Azure Health Technology

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