Getting the most from your deal
Corporate transactions — whether they involve capital raising, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions or commercial contract negotiations — don’t just require the right legal advice. We have the experience needed to help you and your organisation deal with the wider strategic and commercial issues that arise throughout the life-cycle of a transaction. We work closely with you to achieve your immediate and long-term objectives.
Key to success is having a tailored approach with a focus on delivering strategic outcomes to meet your specific needs. Cost effectively and in a prompt manner in line with your project timelines. We prefer to identify material issues and not to overly complicate issues with technicalities. We value strong collegial relationships with fellow practitioners and focus on working together to find the right solution to meet the needs of all parties. Our experience includes corporate structuring, debt and equity investments, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, trade practices compliance and employment matters. Services include:
- Establishing new enterprises
- Transaction and business structuring
- Due diligence reporting
- Capital raising (equity and debt)
- Public and private mergers and acquisitions
- Private equity and venture capital
- Acquisition and disposal of businesses
- Joint ventures and strategic alliances
- Share options
- Financial services licensing and compliance
- Foreign investment advice
- AIM listings in the UK
- Compliance reviews, programs and manuals
A manufacturing success story
We achieved an outstanding result for an ASX-listed producer of metal alloys. We advised our client on corporate governance matters, ensuring they were had robust, endurable systems to support the acquisition of a subsidiary of another ASX-listed company.
The subsidiary was based in Europe and had its own subsidiaries in European countries and in Asia. This was an ambitious goal set by our client as the target was almost the same size, making the acquisition and integration a substantial task. Furthermore, the subsidiary’s parent company was anxious to sell, so we had to structure the deal in a form which did not require advance approval of our client’s many thousands of shareholders. We advised on the commercial terms, acted in all of the negotiations and helped them through the maze of Listing Rules, avoiding the need for prior approvals which would have caused long delays.
The result, our client’s share price has risen and it is now large enough to acquire using its shares as consideration. We are now helping them with another capital raising which will lead to further acquisitions.