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Jack McDonell

Senior Associate
Senior Associate
Sydney Australia

Jack acts for financial sponsors, listed companies and founders on private treaty transactions.

Jack works predominately with Damien Hazard and Clayton James to advise a number of Australia’s leading private equity funds on their investments.

Jack is actively involved in managing some of the firm’s key private equity client relationships. Jack has also undertaken a secondment as legal counsel at the Commonwealth Bank of Australia and x15 ventures.

Prior to joining HSF, Jack spent a number of years at a global law firm advising on multi-jurisdictional private equity and M&A deals.


Jack holds a Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) from Macquarie University.

Experience & expertise

Selected matters

  • Bain Capital on its acquisition of Virgin Australia Group by way of a deed of company arrangement
  • Potentia Capital on its investments in Education Horizons Group and CompliSpace
  • The Growth Fund on its investments in Guest Group and Royan Group and related portfolio company matters
  • CIMIC/UGL on its acquisition of IAS Group
  • Management of Talent International in relation the sale and investment by Quintet