About Bernardo

Bernardo is an experienced corporate lawyer with extensive domestic and international experience across a broad range of industries including technology, retail, telecommunications, media and manufacturing. Bernardo specialises in mergers and acquisitions (including acting for private equity funds in the acquisition and divestment of portfolio companies), fundraisings and general commercial and corporate matters.


  • The Growth Fund

    Advising on The Growth Fund’s sale of Homyped, a leading designer and wholesaler of comfort footwear in Australia.

  • Accor Hotels

    Advising on Accor’s acquisition of Tribe, Australia’s first integrated modular hotel brand, as well as other commercial contracting matters.

  • Petbarn and Greencross

    Advising on Petbarn’s acquisition of several retail stores and Greencross’ acquisition of several veterinary and related businesses across Australia, as well as other commercial contracting matters and compliance advice matters, such as joint ventures, supply terms, consumer law matters, material procurement contracts and Corporations Act issues.

  • Advanced Cosmeceuticals

    Acting for the founders of Advanced Cosmeceuticals, an international cosmeceutical distribution business, on a sale of a majority stake to Gresham Private Equity in 2021.

  • Origin Energy

    Acting for Origin Energy on the sale of the Horan & Bird energy services business to Juice Capital in 2020.

  • Inysnc Technology and Adopt & Embrace

    Acting for owners of Microsoft re-sellers Inysnc Technology and Adopt & Embrace on separate sale processes to Dutch private equity owned Rapid Circle in 2020 and 2021.

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