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Deanna Carpenter

Partner – Corporate, M&A and Private Equity; Capital Markets

Deanna takes an enthusiastic and meticulous approach to her work, delivering practical and commercial solutions and providing innovative ways to add value to clients and their business objectives. She combines her extensive expertise and collaborative manner to foster relationships with her team and clients, working towards a shared goal.

Deanna specialises in a broad range of corporate transactions including, schemes of arrangements, takeovers, asset acquisitions and disposals. She also has a strong background advising on matters relating to capital raisings including, placements, rights issues, securities purchase plans, IPOs and backdoor listings.

In addition to her transactional skillset, Deanna also advises on general corporate advisory matters including, advice on Corporations Act and ASX Listing Rules compliance, continuous and periodic disclosure obligations, corporate governance, directors’ duties, related party transactions, due diligence investigations, employee incentive schemes, board spills and shareholder meetings. Deanna also advises clients in relation to Takeovers Panel matters, as well as engagement with ASX and ASIC.

Prior to joining Hamilton Locke, Deanna worked for firms including HWL Ebsworth Lawyers, Bellanhouse,  and Minter Ellison. Deanna has also worked as a listings adviser with the ASX. Deanna is currently a Non-Executive Director of a number of ASX-listed entities.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Capital Markets; Capital Raisings; Commercial Contracting; Corporate Governance; Energy and Resources; IPOs; Securities; Mergers and Acquisitions

 

AWARDS

  • Doyles, Recommended Corporate Lawyer – Western Australia 2018, 2020

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor of Laws, Bachelor of Economics – The University of Western Australia
  • Admitted to practice in Western Australia

 

SELECTED REPRESENTATIONS

  • Advised Falcon Metals Ltd on its demerger and $30m IPO and ASX-listing.
  • Advised Adriatic Metals Plc on the Australian/ASX elements of its US$244.5 million project finance package including US$102 million capital raising.
  • Advised Firefly Resources Ltd on its merger with Gascoyne Resources Ltd and the associated Takeovers’ Panel application by Westgold Resources Ltd.
  • Advised Dacian Gold Ltd on its $285m merger with NTM Gold Ltd.
  • Advised Chalice Mining Ltd on its $115 million placement and share purchase plan.
  • Advised Agrimin Ltd on various capital raisings by way of placements, share purchase plans and underwritten rights issues.
  • Advised Benz Mining Corp., a TSX-V listed entity, on its ASX dual listing and capital raising.
  • Advised Doray Minerals Ltd on its $615 million merger with Silver Lake Resources Ltd by way of scheme of arrangement.
  • Advised Nzuri Copper Ltd on its $109.5 million merger by way of scheme of arrangement with Chengtun Mining Group.
  • Advised Black Dragon Gold Corp., a TSX-V listed entity, on its ASX dual listing and capital raising.