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Mariana Estifo

Mariana Estifo, Senior Associate, Lander & Rogers
Senior Associate
Mariana Estifo, Senior Associate, Lander & Rogers

Mariana is a senior associate in the Corporate team at Lander & Rogers. She focuses on private M&A for domestic and international clients. Mariana advises on all aspects of M&A deals, including legal due diligence processes, contract drafting, negotiation and completion.

In addition to her M&A experience Mariana advises technology clients, venture capital funds and private equity funds on capital raising transactions, minority investments and buyouts. She also acts for many of Australia's fastest growing technology companies, including SaaS, financial services technology, e-commerce, consumer hardware, cloud, education technology and health technology businesses in relation to all aspects of their lifecycle including from establishment through to exit.

Prior to working at Lander & Rogers, Mariana worked at an international law firm advising on cross-border M&A. Mariana also assisted with advising ANZ on the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry.

Experience

Mariana's key areas of expertise include:

  • mergers and acquisitions
  • equity and capital markets
  • private equity and venture capital
  • start-up lifecycle (from establishment through to exit)
  • corporate restructures
  • corporate governance
  • commercial contracts

Career highlights

Mariana's career highlights include*:

  • advising Worldline AG on its acquisition of 51% of the merchant acquiring business of ANZ Bank, with an enterprise value of $925 million
  • assisting Energy Resources Australia to raise $476 million through a fully underwritten pro rata renounceable entitlement offer
  • advising Versent, a leading Australian technology and digital transformation consultancy business, on the sale of 100% of its shares to Telstra for $267.5 million
  • assisting GFG Alliance on its $100 million strategic investment in Havilah Resources Limited
  • advising Advanced Navigation on its ~$100 million Series B funding round led by KKR, and including Main Sequence and Artesian
  • advising Xero Limited on its $80 million acquisition of fintech Waddle Pty Ltd
  • advising Tronox Limited on its re-domiciliation from Australia to the UK via scheme of arrangement
  • advising Springbrook Holding LLC on the acquisition of Benson Group Limited
  • advising Accel-KKR on the acquisition of Uptick Pty Ltd
  • assisting Pan Group with its acquisition of Open Colleges Australia Pty Ltd and its wholly-owned subsidiaries
  • advising QA Limited with the acquisition of Circus Street London Limited
  • advising Fivecast on its Series A $30 million raise, led by Ten Eleven
  • assisting Solar United Network Pte. Ltd. with its acquisition of 100% of Blackrock‚Äôs interest in the project
  • advising ANZ in relation to the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry.

*matters advised on prior to joining Lander & Rogers