Our clients include Macquarie Bank, CSIRO, Alceon, Moelis Australia, CHAMP Ventures, Mercury Capital and Quadrant Private Equity. The team focuses on upper mid-market transactions and has previously won numerous awards including Best Lawyer, Doyles, Chambers Asia, Legal500 and M&A Team of the year.

The companies we represent range from start-ups to mid-market and large cap public and private companies and state-owned enterprises.

Private M&A

Acting for Mazars, an international accounting firm, on its entry into the Australian market via merger with Duncvan Dovico*

Sale of Cassons to MotorCycle Holdings*

Capital raising of $30m for Cornerstone Health*

Acted for Tribe Breweries in its capital raising of $35 from Advent Capital

Acted for CHAMP Ventures on the MBO of Lorna Jane*

Acted for CHAMP Ventures on MBO of RSEA*

Coomboona Dairies sale of stake to Harvey Norman*

Acting for Jones Lang LaSalle on its acquisition of Five D Holdings and Propell National Valuers*

Sale of Gloria Jeans by Tea & Coffee Traders to Retail Food Group*

Acted for Moelis Australia in its acquisition of the Redcape Group*

eWay Payments sale to Global Payments Inc*

Public M&A and Capital Markets

Acted for Alceon in the takeover of NoniB*

Advised Hunter Hall on its merger with Pengana Holdings Pty Ltd and in relation to hostile takeover bids by WHSP and Pinnacle*

Kelly Partners IPO

Acting for Pybar and Diversified Minerals on their acquisition of

Unity Mining Ltd by scheme of arrangement

Acted for Keystone on its acquisition of Pacific Restaurant Group via takeover*

Acting for Noni B Ltd in its acquisition of Pretty Girl Fashion Group from Consolidated Press Holdings, including an accelerated non-renounceable rights issue to fund part of the purchase price*

Advising Everlight Radiology sale to ICG via scheme of arrangement*

Acted for Homeloans Ltd in its merger with Resimac Ltd by scheme of arrangement to create a $13B loan book*

Restructuring and Special Situations

Acting for Moelis Australia on the restructuring of an existing syndicated facility agreement as part of the acquisition of the Redcape Group*

Acting for an international bank as the provider of a super senior new money facility to the post restructure merged Emeco group*

The sale of the business of Lover Clothing by its administrators, Ferrier Hodgson, to Gazal Group*

Advising Alceon Group and Ezibuy in the acquisition of Surfstitch (from  administrators)*

Advising TIAA Henderson Real Estate on the transfer of their interest in a commercial tower in Sydney to a newly established related trust entity*

Advising an Australian bank on their exposure to the Noble Group*

Acting for Noni B Ltd in the acquisition of assets and businesses from Specialty Fashion Group Ltd, including an accelerated non-renounceable rights issue to fund the purchase price

Advising a consortium of Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs and Värde in relation to their existing financing of a residential and commercial tower project which had gone into receivership*

Acting for Eternal Sound as shareholder in Coomboona Dairies in respect of a dispute with HHM Galaxy (a subsidiary of Harvey Norman)*

Advising various Goldman Sachs funds as mezzanine lenders to the Nine Entertainment Group in relation to the successful restructuring, through a scheme of arrangement, of over $3.3 billion of senior and mezzanine debt*

Private Equity and Venture Capital

Acted for Champ Ventures in its sale of MacPac Holdings to Super Retail Group*

Acted for Superior Food Group (a Quadrant private equity portfolio company) on multiple acquisitions in its food distribution services industry roll up

Only About Children sale to Bain Capital*

Acting for Tank Stream Ventures in numerous investment transactions including investing in Equitise, Firefly Inc, GoCatch, Biteable and Your Grocer*

Acting for Moelis Australia and the Moelis Australia Healthcare REIT in its acquisition of Infinite Care from Next Capital*

Acting for Giant Leap Fund in its investment in Perx*

Acting for Soho Property App in its establishment, SAFE and Seed round capital raisings*

Acting for Qscan (a Quadrant private equity portfolio company) on multiple acquisitions in its radiology industry roll up

Acting for Moelis Australia on its $20m investment in Mort & Co Ltd*

Acting for Moelis Australia Private Investment Fund in its investment in Sparesbox*

Acting for Macquarie Capital in its investment in RecordPoint*

Finance, Alternative Lending and Debt Trading

Advising the Invoice Market as borrower of a senior secured facility provided by Alceon*

Advising Suncorp on the sale of a $1.6 billion portfolio of non-core real estate, development and corporate loans to Goldman Sachs*

Advising Deutsche Bank on their purchase of a 10% share of a portfolio of multi-jurisdictional debt and equity assets acquired by Sankaty (now Bain Credit Capital) from JP Morgan*

Advising Deutsche Bank on the secured financing to Sankaty of its acquisition of an approx. $660 million loan portfolio from Lloyds Banking Group*

Acting for Longreach Credit Investors in relation to the provision of senior secured facilities to a number of growth businesses

* Undertaken while at previous firms

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264 George Street, Sydney NSW 2000

Tel +61 2 8072 8271

Address - Melbourne

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Melbourne VIC 3000

Tel +61 3 8676 7735




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