private equity

Private Equity

Our lawyers have extensive experience advising on private equity and venture capital matters, having acted for various prominent Australian and international private equity houses. We understand the drivers for private equity and venture capital investment. Our services include:

  • Establishing appropriate investment vehicles
  • Advising on investment, acquisition and divestment transactions (including LBOs, MBOs, trade sales, mergers or IPOs and dual track exit transactions)
  • Undertaking appropriately weighted vendor and acquisition legal due diligence
  • Structuring management incentive plans
  • Advising on foreign investment regulatory matters and clearances
  • Strategic investments and aggregation
  • Lock-up devices

Members of our core team have advised on a number of major private equity projects, including:

  • Urban Fitout – Advised on Management Buy-out
  • Global Bidder – Series A investment by equity consortia
  • Haystack –  Series B capital raising and shareholder agreements
  • Transition Level Investments – Advised on commercial agreements
  • Altor Capital –  Investment Management Agreements and hybrid security issue
  • Weighit – Series A investment in Weighit by Wavebreak Ventures
  • NBC/Fenix Fitness – Various fitness gym acquisitions and divestment
  • Tlou Energy Ltd – private placement seed capital raising, Reverse Takeover and IPO
  • CVC Asia Pacific – Acquisition of interest in a Multiplex Cinema JV
  • JBWere Private Equity Fund – JBWere Private Equity Fund on its e-commerce agricultural Internet portal with National Australia Bank, Wesfarmers Dalgety, Rural Press Limited and Austar
  • Pacific Equity Partners – Acquisitions for PEP (in association with Bain International) on several proposed acquisitions
  • Allen Capital – Allen Capital on the establishment of its Allen Capital Special Situation Fund No.1
  • Walcot Capital – Various acquisitions, joint ventures and farm-ins
  • ATF Hire Group – Sale (under dual track process) by private equity investor
  • Pacific Nursing Solutions – Sale (under dual track process) by private equity investor