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James Paolucci

James Paolucci

Solicitor

James specialises in mergers and acquisitions and equity capital markets transactions.

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Experience

James specialises in corporate, mergers and acquisitions and equity capital markets transactions and has acted for a wide range of clients across various industries.

James’ experience in and knowledge of public markets includes acting as a listings adviser at the ASX, where he worked on various listing rule matters concerning corporate transactions, disclosure and corporate governance.

M&A

James’ M&A experience includes advising:

  • Healthscope in relation to the proposed $4.4 billion scheme of arrangement and simultaneous takeover bid by Brookfield (awarded M&A Deal of the Year and Australian Deal of the Year at the 2020 Australasian Law Awards)
  • Amcor on the proposed US$6.8 billion merger with Bemis Company Inc and redomiciliation via scheme of arrangement, including an ASX Foreign Exempt Listing (awarded International Deal of the Year at the 2020 Australasian Law Awards)
  • Aconex in relation to the $1.6 billion acquisition by Oracle by way of scheme of arrangement

ECM

James’ ECM experience includes acting for:

  • Tabcorp on its $600 million accelerated renounceable entitlement offer with retail rights trading
  • Cochlear on its $880 million placement and $220 million SPP
  • Netwealth Group on its $840 million IPO (Australia’s second largest IPO in 2017 and awarded Best IPO in 2017 by FinanceAsia)
  • Nuchev on its $117 million IPO

 

 

Background

James graduated with a Bachelor of Finance and Bachelor of Laws (Honours).