Darren approaches transactions with a level of commercial insight and acumen gained through both his in-house roles with clients across multiple sectors, his hands-on role on boards of both ASX listed and unlisted companies and through his venture capital activities and his own family’s investments.

Darren has personally raised over $10m for personal family investments. Darren has also acted in the raising of over A$1Bn for numerous sized projects for clients, from $5m for acquisition of a 19.9% interest in ASX listed companies through to A$600m for non-recourse financing for development of a single mining project.

Corinne is experienced in structured finance for property development, commercial leasing, hotel transactions and business sales. From basic matters right through to multifaceted, high value funding transactions, Corinne is experienced in the finance structure that is best suited to your transaction.

Our Capital Markets team brings personal commercial as well and legal experience in corporate finance, debt capital markets, equity capital markets, capital management and structured products to assist clients in their transactions.

We have developed legal structures for some of the most innovative securities in the Australian market and have demonstrated a strong track record of efficiently planning and managing capital raising projects for our clients.


  • debt capital markets including domestic vanilla note programs, offshore note programs, kangaroo bond issues and high yield notes, vanilla warrants and OTC derivatives

  • equity capital markets including initial public offerings (IPOs), rights issues, entitlement offers, placements, derivative transactions and private equity, rights issues, large-scale placements

  • hybrids and equity-linked transactions

  • derivative transactions

  • management buy-outs and buy-ins

  • capital restructuring including buy-backs, capital reductions and debt-for-equity swaps


Advising a range of companies in preparation for and undertaking of IPOs on the ASX and NASDAC including Monto Minerals NL, Atlas Iron Ltd, Highlands Pacific Ltd, Felix Gold Ltd, Metallica Minerals Ltd, and Dome Gold Mines Ltd.

Acting on the raising and closing of $600m non-recourse financing for an Australian mining project.

Acting for the Lead Partner on numerous ASX IPO listings.

Acting for the Lead Partner on the effecting of a capital raising involving 6 separate but coordinated steams of financing for the closing on a project financing.

  • Matteo Salerno
  • Darren Fooks

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