Commercial transactions demand pragmatic and robust advice with a detailed understanding of the sector-specific issues required to close a deal. We work closely with our clients on all transaction types such as private and public mergers and acquisitions, capital raisings, joint ventures, foreign investments, taxation and competition law.
We are a market leader in M&A transactions with a team experienced at advising boards of directors, commercial and legal teams, in both friendly and hostile situations, on strategic issues, documentation for takeovers and takeover defences, schemes of arrangement and due diligence.
We assist our clients to confidently execute transactions across all industries including healthcare, consumer, industrial, agribusiness, energy and natural resources, property, infrastructure, technology, media and telecommunications (TMT) and financial services.
We regularly work with international investors including institutional and private equity investors seeking M&A mandates in Australia, and we are particularly active in advising US, Chinese and Japanese entities.
Raising capital or seeking alternative forms of finance can be challenging, particularly as global markets continue to experience high levels of volatility. We are a leading adviser on financings across a diverse range of sectors, advising domestic and international investors seeking to list or raise capital in the Australian equity markets. We act for clients on equity, debt equity-linked, hybrid, asset-backed, credit-linked and derivatives transactions.
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Advised ESR, one of the largest pan-Asian logistics real estate developers, owners and operators and a portfolio company of Warburg Pincus, one of the leading global private equity firms, on ESR’s successful A$755 million unsolicited off market takeover of ASX-listed REIT Propertylink Group. As part of this transaction, Corrs also advised ESR on the acquisition of its pre-bid stake of 19.89% of Propertylink through an after-market raid, using an equity derivative structure.
Advised a consortium comprised of China Resources, one of China’s largest state-owned enterprises, and Macquarie Capital, on its acquisition of the majority interest in GenesisCare Limited and associated shareholders’ agreement and management incentive plan. Corrs also advised Macquarie Capital on its subsequent exit from GenesisCare and sale of its interests to funds advised by KKR. GenesisCare is Australia's largest provider of radiation oncology, cardiology and sleep treatments with operations in the United Kingdom and Spain.
Advised Wesfarmers on the competitive sale process of its Kmart Tyre and Auto Service business, one of Australia’s largest tyre, automotive and repair retailers, with 258 stores across Australia and over 1,200 employees, to Continental AG for A$350 million and on the A$230 million acquisition of online retailer Catch Group Holdings Limited, an established online retail business offering branded products on a first-party basis and a third-party online marketplace.
Advised NRW, a West Australia-based civil and mining contractor, on various acquisitions totalling more than A$500 million including its acquisition of BGC Contracting, the Australia-based company engaged in construction, mining, maintenance services, mineral processing, road train Haulage and maintenance services across the resources, energy and infrastructure sectors, and its acquisition of Goldings Group Pty Ltd following a competitive sales process run by funds advised by, and associated with, the seller, CHAMP Private Equity. Golding Group is a civil, urban and mining services provider operating in New South Wales and Queensland.
Advised Fuji Xerox, the Japan-based company headquartered in Tokyo, one of the largest integrated document and print management providers in the Asia-Pacific region, and a market leader in Australian and New Zealand, on the acquisition of 100% of the shares in CSG Limited, the ASX listed provider of print and business technology solutions in Australia and New Zealand, supported by an in-house equipment financing business, via a scheme of arrangement.