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Edward Gainer

Edward Gainer

Associate (Australia)

Edward is an Associate specialising in mergers and acquisitions, private equity and venture capital transactions.

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Experience

Edward has worked at Herbert Smith Freehills in Melbourne and London for a range of clients in relation to private equity transactions, acquisitions, disposals and joint ventures. He has experience advising on a number of cross-border transactions as well as assisting clients in relation to early stage investments, general corporate and commercial contracting matters.
 
Edward's experience includes advising:
 
  • The Riverside Company in respect of the acquisition of WorkFocus Group and eventual sale of the Work Health Group to MedHealth Group
  • The Riverside Company in respect of the acquisition of Energy Exemplar and subsequent bolt-on acquisition of EPIS Inc
  • Cargill on the disposal of its joint venture interest in Allied Mills to Pacific Equity Partners
  • Tanarra Capital and founders in relation to the sale of 2XU to L Catterton
  • Optal Limited on the acquisition of Invapay Payment Solutions
  • SkyBus on various acquisitions in Australia and New Zealand
  • Sale of Buslink to ComfortDelGro Group
  • Clean Energy Finance Corporation on a number of early stage investments
  • an Australian-based hospital operator in relation to a complex corporate restructure

Background

Edward has a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) from the University of Adelaide and is admitted as barrister and solicitor in the Supreme Court of Victoria and High Court of Australia.