Mergers acquisitions and Takeovers

A merger, acquisition, divestment or takeover is a defining strategic transaction for any company. Execution is critical, as is direct access to individuals with the experience and expertise required to deliver the results required.

Having the right legal team is essential to achieve your commercial objectives, manage the risks inherent in transactional work and to turn opportunity and potential into increased shareholder value.

We have the expertise and depth of experience to structure, document, negotiate and execute mergers, acquisitions and takeovers.

Our expertise includes:

  • Asset and company acquisitions and sales
  • Corporate restructures
  • Due diligence investigations and reporting
  • Foreign investment advice
  • Management buy-outs, buy-ins and co-investments
  • Public company takeovers and schemes of arrangement
  • Private equity transactions
  • Venture capital investment

 

In these areas we regularly assist clients with transaction structuring and strategy, the drafting and negotiation of transaction documents, managing due diligence programs in relation to the target entity or business, introductions to leading financial advisers, regulatory advice and engagement with regulators including the Australian Securities and Investments Commission, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, the Takeovers Panel and the Australian Securities Exchange.