The successful execution of mergers and acquisitions, whether sell-side or buy-side, requires lawyers who understand your businesses and markets, the risks associated with your sector and how they can be mitigated in a pragmatic and cost-effective manner.

Many of our team have bought and sold their own businesses, and have practical, hands-on experiences of what it is like to be on the client side of the transaction.

As a seller, buyer, financial investor or a company’s management team, we understand all aspects of your transaction. We are structured and trained according to the industries our clients operate in.

We cover areas such as M&A, private equity, equity capital markets, PFI, outsourcing, group restructurings and privatisations. This allows us to pinpoint your real commercial issues and risks, and provide you with relevant commercial advice in context, saving you time and money.

Whatever your size, whether you are a large publicly listed company or a small privately owned business, we can deliver a tailored, commercial, cost-effective solution for you.


  • buying and selling companies, partnership interests, projects and trusts

  • structuring companies and businesses to achieve a successful exit strategy

  • private equity

  • Derivative and Treasury products

  • cross-border investment

  • funds M&A


Acted in the establishment of a complex restructure and refinancing structure for development of the Mt Carbine Tungsten project.

Acted in the sale of a truck hire business with a fleet of 15 trucks, including preparing all transfer documents, obtaining lender payout figures, obtaining PPSR discharges and coordinating the transfer of title.

Sale transaction of a family-owned Brisbane based business to a multinational corporation. Providing advice from the initial negotiation phase until completion (including both initial and post-sale disclosure, share transfer, amendment of finance documents, amendment of lease documents, etc).

Acted for the client in the $1,160,000 plus GST asset sale of plant and equipment for assets held by the client’s concrete pumping business.

NSW Power Assets Privatization: Acted for China Investment Corporation in relation to its bids for privatisation of the NSW power assets.

Acted in the Non-Binding Indicative Proposal for off-market takeover of Stanmore Coal Limited.

Sonoma Coal Project (Qld): Acted on the selldown of interests in the Sonoma Coal Project to Cleveland Cliffs Inc (USA) , JFE (Japan), China Steel (Taiwan) and Watami Trading Ltd (India).

Hawsons Iron Ore Project (SA): Acted for ACMC in relation to due diligence and potential purchase of interest in the Hawsons Iron Ore Project in South Australia.

Sale of Professional Services Firms: Acted in the confidential sale of various legal, accounting and industrial services companies and projects.

  • Luke Mckavanagh
  • Chris Horn

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