Charlotte has worked in the Corporate team in Herbert Smith Freehills’ Perth office and the Equity Capital Markets team in Herbert Smith Freehills’ Sydney team.
Charlotte specialises in equity and hybrid raisings and mergers and acquisitions, including private and public company M&A, as well as general corporate governance advice.
Charlotte has acted on initial public offerings, secondary capital raisings (including entitlement offers using accelerated structures such as ANREOs, AREOs and PAITREOs), hybrid security offers as well as schemes of arrangement and negotiated acquisitions and disposals.
Charlotte’s experience includes:
- acting for both issuers and underwriters/lead managers on secondary capital raisings (including entitlement offers using accelerated structures such as ANREOs, AREOs and PAITREOs and placements), including IGO, Australian Finance Group, Commonwealth Bank of Australia on its $5.1 billion entitlement offer, Boral, AGL, Greencross, ASX Limited and Ten Network;
- acting for both issuers and structurers/underwriters in numerous financial sector hybrid equity issues, including Commonwealth Bank of Australia’s retail offerings of PERLS XIV, PERLS X and PERLS IX Australia and New Zealand Banking Group’s retail offerings of Capital Notes 7, Capital Notes 5 and Capital Notes 4 and Westpac Banking Corporation’s retail offerings of Capital Notes 5 and Capital Notes 4;
- acting for both issuers and underwriters/lead managers on IPOs, including DRA Global, Australian Finance Group, Asaleo Care, OzForex and SCA Property Group; and
- acting on M&A transactions including for Yancoal on its $8 billion scrip merger with Gloucester Coal, Barrick Gold Corporation on the sale of its 50% interest in Kalgoorlie Consolidated Gold Mines and Aston Resources on its $5.1 billion merger by way of scheme of arrangement with Whitehaven Coal.
Charlotte holds Bachelor of Laws (First Class Honours) and Bachelor of Commerce degrees from the University of Sydney.
Charlotte is also the company secretary of the Committee for Perth.