Our private M&A team has the experience necessary to get deals over the line.
We have the expertise and confidence that comes from acting on Australia’s most significant and complex M&A transactions. We understand market practice and the issues, risks and commercial drivers for deal success, and apply this to ensure that our clients' deal objectives are achieved.
Our experience covers all aspects of M&A transactions, acting for buyers, sellers and other participants including domestic and global investors, fund managers, operators and financiers. Our team is sector-focused and brings together experts from all relevant legal disciplines.
With deep market knowledge and insights, we understand the market trends as they evolve, driving high-quality advice. This is supported by our regular analysis of the key metrics of all private M&A transactions involving the firm each year.
We take a strategic approach to maximise prospects of deal success in both competitive and bilateral processes, focusing on matters with valuation implications and tailoring negotiation strategies accordingly.
Our team also brings significant experience covering warranty and indemnity insurance, an increasingly important feature of many private M&A deals.
They weren't lawyers just applying the law but looked at the documentation through a commercial lens.
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 Silver Lake Partners, on the acquisition of TEG from Affinity Equity Partners. Silver Lake is a technology investor with more than US$43 billion in assets under management and TEG is best known in Australia as the owner of Ticketek, but it also owns brands including Eventopia, Softix, and TEG Live and is the current owner of Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney.
Represented 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 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.