Globally, a growing weight of private capital is moving to non-control investments, particularly into tech, energy markets, biotech and other emerging industries. We work with investors, businesses and founders across the life cycle of start-up, business expansion and liquidity, providing strategic counsel.
Our venture capital teams work across the UK, Europe, Middle East, Asia and Australian markets and regularly advise on transactions involving cross-border investments from or into the United States.
We are a leading venture capital firm in the Asia Pacific and the pre-eminent venture capital and private equity law firm in Australia.
We have a deep and established practice acting for entrepreneurial and high growth start-up and scale-up companies particularly in the tech and new energy sectors corporates.
We also regularly act for investors, including venture capital firms, private equity houses, family offices and corporate venture arms of major companies on venture capital and non-control private investment.
The range and depth of our practice means that we see both sides of the market, and have an excellent understanding of the dynamics involved.
We work across the full life cycle of the business creation and expansion journey - from start-up phase to expansion capital, to acquisitions for growth to liquidity transactions, including IPOs and mergers and acquisitions, supported by our global ECM and M&A practices.
SoftBank Group on numerous Series investments into Grab, Hike (together with Bharti, Tencent and Foxconn), Ola Cabs and Tokopedia, and on Alibaba's subsequent investment into Tokopedia.
Culture Amp, a software company building a people analytics platform on its Series A to E capital raisings, including the A$120 million Series E capital raising with lead investor Sequoia Capital.
Khazanah on its investment in Skyscanner as part of a US$192 million funding round valuing the company at US$1.6 billion.
Atlassian, one of Australia’s most successful technology companies, on capital raising and acquisitions for growth including its US$60 million Series A fundraising round from Accel Partners and its redomiciliation and US IPO.
Aaron is a Partner in the corporate division who specialises in international transactions, projects and regulatory matters in the telecoms and technology sectors.
Graeme is the Asia head of corporate and also leads the firm's Japan M&A practice. He is a cross-border M&A specialist, regularly advising on some of the highest profile international transactions.
Elizabeth advises on transactions over the full life cycle of business creation and expansion, including early stage and expansion capital, acquisitions for growth and public and private M&A and other liquidity transactions.