Capital Raising, Private Equity and M&A

Our capital markets and mergers and acquisitions lawyers have experience acting for a broad range of companies in M&A and capital markets transactions, ranging from start-ups and SMEs to ASX listed companies and multinationals. 

We have broad experience across many industries and regularly act for both buy side and sell side participants.

Our team members also have experience in both regulated and unregulated capital raising, including venture capital and private equity investments and divestments, IPOs and secondary capital raisings.

Team members include ranked lawyers in Chambers Global, Asia Pacific Legal 500 and Best Lawyers.

“A one-stop shop” – Chambers Global and Chambers Asia Pacific.

International ranking publications say of private equity team leader, Malcolm McBratney, he is ‘not only knowledgeable in the law, but also grasps the commercial implications of any action, quickly’ and “[Malcolm] has a remarkable grasp of the commercial implications of his work”. 

As a recommended lawyer in Asia IP Profiles, Malcolm receives acclaim for his “expertise and responsiveness” and “fantastic client service”.

Capital markets today move fast and you need a team that can keep pace with you, while ensuring that all legal compliance requirements are met. 

At the same time, we don’t send a team of ten to do a job that one or two can do. We focus our due diligence deep on issues that matter and don’t waste time or your money on issues that are of little real importance.

A representative example of our team members’ experience includes:

  • Acting for Amcom Telecommunications Limited in its $145 million acquisition of Megaport’s fibre optic network assets in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane.

  • Acting for Di Bella Coffee in its $47 million acquisition by Retail Food Group Limited (RFG).

  • Acting for Lifetime Smiles dental group in its sale to private equity firm, Crescent Capital.

  • Advising eServGlobal on the $110 million acquisition of its USP business by Oracle.

  • Advising Primus in its $192 million sale to M2 Telecommunications Group Ltd, a complicated cross border deal with involvement of Primus’ US parent company and financiers.

  • Acting for Elevation Partners, a media and entertainment private equity firm, on the acquisition of Pandemic Studios Australia under the US $300 million BioWare/Pandemic partnership of Elevation Partners.

  • Numerous seed and venture capital investments acting for both companies and investors across the digital, creative, life sciences and food and agribusiness industries.

  • Acting for various companies in IPOs on the ASX, secondary raisings and unregulated capital raisings.