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Tom Hoare

Tom Hoare

Senior Associate

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



Tom works predominantly with Damien Hazard, one of Australia’s leading private equity and private M&A lawyers.

Tom advises a range of Australian and international clients on leveraged acquisitions, disposals, restructures, capital raisings, joint ventures, management equity and W&I insurance.

Tom is actively involved in managing some of the firm’s key private equity client relationships. Tom has also undertaken a secondment as legal counsel at Archer Capital, a leading Australian private equity firm. 

Prior to joining the firm, Tom worked for a number of years at the Macquarie Group.

Tom’s experience includes advising:

  • The Growth Fund on its investments in:
    • Guest Group
    • Fitness Passport
    • CareTrac
    • M&J Chickens
    • Black Mount Spring Water
    • Quantum Radiology
    • My Pet Warehouse
    • Askin Performance Panels
    • Soar Aviation
  • The Growth Fund on portfolio company matters including for Ekera Dental, Obex Medical, Best Friends Pets, CompassCorp, GoGet, Royans and PlanIt
  • Mercury Capital on the sale of Australian Animal Hospitals to Vet Partners
  • Mercury Capital on the sale of MessageMedia to Sinch
  • Archer Capital on the sale of Brownes Dairy to Shanghai Ground Food Tech 
  • Archer Capital on the sale of Craveable Brands to PAG Asia Capital
  • Pacific Equity Partners and Blum Capital on its refinance and subsequent sale of Xtralis to Honeywell
  • Pacific Equity Partners on its bid for Lion Dairy and Drinks
  • Potentia Capital on its acquisition of Education Horizons Group by way of unlisted takeover bid
  • Adamantem Capital on its acquisition of Zenitas Healthcare (with Liverpool Partners) by way of scheme of arrangement
  • GenesisCare on its investment from KKR
  • CIMIC on the sale of Leighton and Thiess Services and the creation of the Ventia joint venture with Apollo Global Management
  • Ventia (and its shareholders CIMIC and Apollo) on the acquisition of Broadspectrum from Ferrovial
  • Ventia (and its shareholders CIMIC and Apollo) on the sale of APP Corporation
  • GreenMount Advisory on its investment from Ngāi Tahu Holdings
  • SoftBank on portfolio company matters 
  • Ansarada on its Series A capital raise
  • SafetyCulture on its Series B capital raise
  • GUD Holdings on its acquisition of ACAD from AMA Group
  • OPW on its acquisition of Liquip
  • Spark Infrastructure on its acquisition of Bomen Solar Farm from Renew Estate
  • Ennismore on its joint venture with Accor
  • Catalyst on the sale / IPO of Dusk



Tom holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting and Industrial Relations) from the University of Sydney and a Bachelor of Laws (First Class Honours) from the University of Technology Sydney.