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We help financial buyers find the wins which generate outperformance in competitive global markets, providing sector expertise, local market knowledge and cutting edge legal solutions.

We can help private equity firms, sovereign wealth funds, alternative capital providers, pension funds, financial institutions and all other financial buyers with a range of areas including:

  • local and global capital raisings
  • deployment of capital through the entire spectrum of transactions, eg controlling or non-controlling, listed or unlisted, global or local, individual or consortium deals
  • understanding new sectors through our market leading infrastructure, energy, financial services, telecommunications and technology and real estate sector experts
  • changing your focus, eg moving from passive to active investing, into new geographies or across product types
  • structuring co-investments and partnering with other financial buyers in consortium deals.

Recent Experience

Antin Infrastructure Partners

Advising on the management buyout of a company in the UK from confidential private equity sellers and incumbent management team and on its acquisition of BG Group's majority stake in the Central Area Transmission System (CATS) gas pipeline in the UK North Sea and associated infrastructure

Archer Capital Pty Limited

Acting for Archer Capital in respect of the sale of independent fuel distributor and retailer, Ausfuel, to Puma Energy

Asia Coal

Advising a Hong Kong listed company, on a HK$150 million subscription of new shares by a third party investor involving a SFC whitewash waiver and SFC Repurchase Code repurchase of convertible bonds held by China Enterprise Capital, a private equity fund

Blackstone Group

Advising on its acquisition of Tangerine Confectionery Group and a number of high-profile real estate matters including the acquisition of 25 North Colonnade, Canary Wharf by way of the acquisition of a Jersey limited company

Abacus Property Group

Advising on the establishment of a A$600 million real estate joint venture investment trust with Heitman LLC (on behalf of a large Korean pension scheme) with the acquisition of properties at Walker Street Sydney and St Kilda Road, Melbourne

Centro Properties Group

Advising on the restructuring, including the US$9.4 billion sale by Centro and its managed funds of US assets to a fund managed by private equity house Blackstone Group, as well as a restructure of Centro’s headstock debt and a proposed amalgamation of various funds including the listed Centro Retail Group

Our Capabilities

Our expert teams provide a diverse range of legal services to our clients in the Financial Buyers sector

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