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Marijana specialises in private M&A transactions, with a particular focus on acting for large private companies and private equity sponsors. 

Marijana has completed assorted private acquisitions and disposals, corporate restructures and divestments, business expansions and commercial contracting. She has experience across various industries and particularly enjoys working with transport, waste management, retail, agriculture and vehicle-based businesses. 

Marijana was a finalist in the 2020 Lawyers Weekly 30 Under 30 Awards - Mergers and Acquisitions category.

Background

Marijana holds a Bachelor of Arts (majors in Criminology and Psychology), a Diploma in Languages (French) and a Juris Doctor from the University of Melbourne. 

Marijana is admitted to practise in Victoria and in the High Court of Australia.

Experience & expertise

Selected matters

  • advising the Riverside Company on its ~A$1.6 billion sale of Energy Exemplar to Blackstone and Vista Equity Partners
  • advising the Riverside Company on its sale of the Hiway Group to Direct Capital
  • advising the Kinetic Group on assorted acquisitions including O’Driscoll Coaches Pty Ltd in Tasmania; the Merseylink Group in Tasmania; Mackay Transit Coaches Pty Ltd in Queensland; the Greyhound Resources Group across Australia; the Tasmanian Redline Group in Tasmania; Campbells Coaches in Queensland; Hobart Airporter in Tasmania; Gold Coast Tourist Shuttle in Queensland and Victorian Diesel and Australian Bus and Truck.
  • advising GUD Holdings Limited on its sale of Davey Water Products for ~A$64 million to Waterco Ltd
  • advising the Riverside Company on its sale of the Waste Services Group for ~A$500 million to Livingbridge
  • advising GUD Holdings Limited on its acquisition of AutoPacific Group for ~A$740 million and AA Gaskets
  • advising the Waste Services Group on its acquisition of Really Frank, CSA Specialised Services and A Prince Consulting
  • seconded to Coles Group Limited to assist with demerger from Wesfarmers and its IPO 
  • advising Riverside on the acquisition of Alpha-H (an Australian based skincare brand)
  • advising DuBois Chemicals Inc on the purchase of Prowash Australia
  • advising Riverside (North America) on the acquisition of Prowash Australia
  • advising BusVic on the Victorian metro and country bus procurement processes