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Herbert Smith Freehills advise Japan's Gulliver on investment in Western Australian car dealership network

Deals and cases | Brisbane, Perth, Tokyo | 04 August 2015

Herbert Smith Freehills has advised Japanese automotive group Gulliver International Co Ltd on its A$120 (US$90) million acquisition of a majority shareholding in the DVG Automotive Group, Western Australia's second largest automotive dealership group.

Herbert Smith Freehills advising Pepper on initial public offering

Deals and cases | Australia, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney | 31 July 2015

Herbert Smith Freehills is advising Pepper Group Limited on its initial public offering and listing on the Australian Securities Exchange. The offer consists of a broker firm offer, institutional offer, employee gift offer, personnel offer and priority offer (Offer) and Pepper’s market capitalisation is A$471 million at the offer price of A$2.60 per share.

Herbert Smith Freehills advises on Malaysian IPO of Sunway Construction

Deals and cases | Singapore, South East Asia | 30 July 2015

Herbert Smith Freehills has advised RHB Investment Bank Berhad, Maybank Investment Bank Berhad and The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited in their role as joint global coordinators, joint bookrunners and joint underwriters of the initial public offering (IPO) of Sunway Construction Group Berhad, an arm of the Sunway conglomerate, one of Malaysia's largest business groups.

Herbert Smith Freehills advises on £844m sale of Financial Times

Deals and cases | London | 24 July 2015

The Herbert Smith Freehills real estate team has advised leading learning and education company Pearson on its £844m sale of the Financial Times to Japanese media organisation Nikkei. Pearson's stake in the Economist and FT headquarters at One Southwark Bridge was not included in the deal.

Herbert Smith Freehills advises Yahoo! JAPAN on joint venture with global travel search engine Skyscanner

Deals and cases | Tokyo, London | 23 July 2015

Herbert Smith Freehills has advised Yahoo! JAPAN on its joint venture with global travel search engine Skyscanner Ltd to expand both companies' penetration of the lucrative Japanese travel search market.

Herbert Smith Freehills advises HORIBA on major acquisition in the UK

Deals and cases | London, Tokyo | 22 July 2015

Herbert Smith Freehills has advised HORIBA, Ltd., a leading Japanese global analytical and life sciences instrumentation company, on its largest acquisition in the UK. HORIBA has acquired the entire business operations of MIRA Ltd., the United Kingdom registered vehicle engineering consultancy and testing services provider. HORIBA's acquisition of MIRA is to expand its vehicle development and testing business, and contribute to its development of next-generation vehicles.

Herbert Smith Freehills advises on launch of Menhaden Capital plc, a new energy efficiency focused investment trust

Deals and cases | London | 21 July 2015

The Herbert Smith Freehills investment funds team has advised Menhaden Capital PLC (the "Company"), a newly established UK investment trust, on its establishment and proposed placing and offer for subscription of up to 150 million shares. Numis Securities Limited is acting as sponsor, corporate broker and bookrunner to the Company.

Herbert Smith Freehills advises Propertylink on Australian property acquisitions valued at A$300 million

Deals and cases | Australia, Brisbane, Perth, Sydney, Melbourne | 20 July 2015

Herbert Smith Freehills has advised Propertylink on its A$300 million purchase of 320 Pitt Street, Sydney and a portfolio of eight industrial properties across Australia.

Herbert Smith Freehills advises Amcor on acquisition of Indian packaging company

Deals and cases | Singapore | 15 July 2015

Herbert Smith Freehills' Singapore office has advised Amcor Limited on its acquisition of Packaging India Private Limited (PIPL), a flexible packaging company, from Indian listed company Essel Propack.

Herbert Smith Freehills acts for Bazalgette Consortium on its successful Thames Tideway Tunnel bid

Deals and cases | London | 14 July 2015

Herbert Smith Freehills is advising the Bazalgette Consortium on its bid to become the Infrastructure Provider for the Thames Tideway Tunnel. Bazalgette, a Consortium of investors comprising funds managed by Allianz Capital Partners, Amber Infrastructure, Dalmore Capital and DIF, was selected as Preferred Bidder for the Project on 13 July 2015.

Sierra Leone Investor Guide launched at the UN Ebola Pledging Conference

Firm news | Africa group | 10 July 2015

A new Investor Guide for Sierra Leone is to be launched on 10 July at the UN International Ebola Recovery Conference in New York. The Guide presents an independent private sector perspective on Sierra Leone's investment landscape with the aim of rebuilding investor confidence in the country. It has been drafted by a team of Herbert Smith Freehills lawyers, together with Standard Chartered Bank and Prudential plc.

Herbert Smith Freehills advises Murray Goulburn on its capital restructure and A$500 million capital raising

Deals and cases | Australia, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney | 09 July 2015

Herbert Smith Freehills has advised Murray Goulburn Co-operative Co. Limited on the implementation of a transformative new capital structure and successful A$500 million capital raising.

Herbert Smith Freehills advises Mitsui on investment in British based global education sector company

Deals and cases | London, Tokyo | 08 July 2015

Herbert Smith Freehills has advised Mitsui & Co., Ltd. on its acquisition of a 25% equity interest in international student recruitment and consulting company QS Quacquarelli Symonds Limited (QS).

Herbert Smith Freehills advocates gain rights at Singapore International Commercial Court

Firm news | Singapore | 08 July 2015

Four Herbert Smiths Freehills' advocates have been granted rights of representation before the Singapore International Commercial Court (SICC).

Herbert Smith Freehills advises Genesis Care on its first overseas acquisition

Deals and cases | Australia, London | 06 July 2015

Herbert Smith Freehills has advised KKR-backed Genesis Care Pty Limited, Australia's largest provider of radiotherapy services on its recent acquisition of Cancer Partners UK Limited. Cancer Partners is the UK's leading private provider of radiotherapy services and operates a network with 8 highly equipped cancer treatment centres around the United Kingdom.

Asia Pacific’s M&A markets boosted as boardrooms set sights on international expansion

Deals and cases | Australia, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney | 06 July 2015

Asia Pacific’s M&A markets performed exceptionally well in the first half of 2015, with US$590.1 billion representing an impressive 74% increase on the same period last year.

Herbert Smith Freehills announces full year financial results for 2014/2015

Firm news | Africa group, Australia, Bangkok, Beijing, Belfast, Berlin, Brisbane, Brussels, China, Doha, Dubai, Frankfurt, Germany, Hong Kong, India group, Israel group, Jakarta, Kazakhstan group, Latin America group, London, Madrid, Melbourne, Middle East, Moscow, New York, Nordic group, Paris, Perth, Saudi Arabia group, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, South East Asia, Sydney, Tokyo, Ukraine group | 02 July 2015

Herbert Smith Freehills today announced its provisional financial results for the year ended 30 April 2015.

Herbert Smith Freehills advises Element Financial Corporation on GE acquisition

Deals and cases | London, Sydney | 02 July 2015

Herbert Smith Freehills has advised new client Element Financial Corporation on the purchase of GE Capital Corporation’s fleet management operations in the US, Mexico, Australia and New Zealand for an all-cash purchase price of US$6.9 billion. Element, one of North America’s leading fleet management and equipment finance companies, is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange. The transaction is expected to close in the second half of 2015.

Herbert Smith Freehills recruits top tax specialist in Paris

Firm news | Paris | 02 July 2015

Herbert Smith Freehills announced today the recruitment of leading tax specialist Eglantine Lioret, who will join the firm as partner and the head of its tax practice in Paris with effect from 1sSeptember 2015.

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