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Gordon McCann

Partner – Corporate, M&A and Private Equity

Gordon thrives under pressure and particularly enjoys the challenge of working with multiple stakeholders and assorted personalities, salvaging solutions from seemingly insurmountable problems. Gordon is recognised as an eminently trusted advisor to clients, highly valued for his technical ability and commercial acumen.

Primarily involved in private treaty mergers and acquisitions, Gordon has a particular focus on the Australian private equity space, acting for local and overseas funds on their platform investments, roll ups and exits. In addition to his expertise in private equity, Gordon also acts for blue chip corporates or founders with M&A transactions, management equity incentive plans and director duties - helping them navigate an increasingly convoluted regulatory and legal environment. Gordon also has specific industry expertise in warranty and indemnity insurance having advised global insurance companies on hundreds of insured M&A transactions.

Gordon now manages the firm’s involvement with the Australian Growth Company Awards, having been involved with the program since its inception in 2012. He also leads the firm’s internal Private Capital Markets group.

Prior to Hamilton Locke, he worked for top ranked and internationally recognized firms Baker & McKenzie, Sparke Helmore and was a partner at K&L Gates. 


M&A; Private Equity



  • Legal 500, Corporate M&A, 2022



  • Graduate Certificate of Applied Finance – Kaplan
  • Bachelor of Laws – University of Limerick
  • Bachelor of Arts, History, Philosophy – National University of Ireland
  • Admitted to practice in New South Wales and Ireland



  • Acted on multiple bolt on acquisitions by Qscan Radiology (a Morrison & Co / Infratil owned company).
  • Acted on multiple bolt on acquisitions by Superior Food Group (a Quadrant Private Equity portfolio company).
  • Acted on multiple bolt on acquisitions by Virtus Health (a Quadrant Private Equity portfolio company).
  • Acted for the founders of Love to Dream in their sell down to Quadrant Private Equity Growth Fund.
  • Acted for the founder of childcare business, Only About Children, in its sale to Bain Capital. 
  • Acted for the founders of DDH1 in their sell down to Oaktree Capital.
  • Acted for the founder of eWay Payments in its sale to Global Payments Inc (NYSE:GPN).
  • Acted for the founders of Diona Contractors to Calibre Limited.
  • Acted for the founders of Fit-BioCeuticals to Blackmores.
  • Acted for Tokio Marine HCC and other global underwriters on multiple W&I insurance policies.
  • Acted for Alceon Private Equity on its investment in EFEX.
  • Acted for Quadrant Private Equity Growth Fund in its acquisition of Papinelle.
  • Acted for the Cordina family on its $300 million sale of Cordina Farms to global private equity firm PAG.