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Selected M&A and Coporate Advisory Assignments
Client Business / Asset Role
Ausenco Limited Engineering for the minerals processing industry Financial adviser to the company in relation to an Initial Public Offering of Shares in Ausenco and listing on the Australian Stock Exchange
Private Interests Hoyts Cinemas Advised the owners of Hoyts Cinemas on the sale of the American and Australian cinema operations to Hellman & Friedman and Lend Lease including management of a simultaneous trade sale and proposed IPO
Australian Consolidated Investments Limited National Brewing Joint Venture including Swan, Tooheys and XXXX breweries Advised ACIL on refinancing of its subordinated debentures and a proposed merger with Lion Nathan that resulted in the sale of ACIL’s 50% interest in the National Brewing Joint Venture to Lion Nathan
Private Interests Channel 9 Adelaide Advised the owners of Channel 9 Adelaide on the sale of the business to Southern Cross Broadcasting Limited
Medical Benefits Fund Private hospitals Advised on the sale of MBF’s private hospital portfolio in New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland and Tasmania
Qintex Bank Syndicate Channel 7 television network Advised the bank syndicate in relation to the sale of Channel 7 involving a parallel trade sale and IPO that culminated in the listing of Seven Network on the Australian Stock Exchange
Holyman Limited Tugboat and ferry operations Advised the company in relation to a proposed merger with Adsteam Marine Limited
Adelaide Brighton Limited Adelaide Brighton cement businesses Advised Adelaide Brighton on the acquisition of Cockburn Cement, the acquisition of a 49% interest in a joint venture from CSR and Pioneer and a rights issue and placement resulting in Rugby Group Plc acquiring a 55% interest in Adelaide Brighton on completion
Austen & Butta Coal mining operations Advised the company in relation to a takeover bid by Shell Australia
Task Force on Asset Sales QANTAS Airways Advised the Commonwealth Government in relation to the initial QANTAS float process
Interlink Roads Pty Ltd M5 Southwest Motorway Advised the company in relation to restructuring of loans with the RTA and capital structure
Australian Wool Textiles Wool spinning and clothing manufacturing Advised in relation to reconstruction of the group and subsequent sale of the business to Jamison Equity