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Lachlan Johnson

Lachlan Johnson


Lachlan is a corporate lawyer in Herbert Smith Freehill’s mergers and acquisitions team.



Lachlan is a corporate lawyer with experience advising on public and private M&A, private equity transactions and other corporate transactions such as joint ventures, capital raising and corporate restructures.

Lachlan’s recent experience includes advising:

  • Wesfarmers on its A$764 million acquisition of Australia Pharmaceutical Industries via scheme of arrangement.
  • Altius Group, a portfolio company of The Riverside Company, on multiple bolt-on acquisitions.
  • Crown Resorts on its A$8.9 billion acquisition by Blackstone via scheme of arrangement.
  • ILS, a portfolio company of The Riverside Company, on a bolt-on acquisition.
  • Kinetic Group on its acquisition of Greyhound Resources.
  • Xenith IG, a portfolio company of DigitalBridge and Columbia Capital, on its acquisition of Melbourne based digital infrastructure assets.
  • GUD on its $A405 million pro-rata accelerated non-renounceable entitlement offer.



Lachlan holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Juris Doctor from the University of Melbourne. He was admitted to practice in Victoria in 2020.

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