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 Fuelfix (the leading provider of specialised fuel storage equipment and services in Australia) and Homyped (a leading designer and wholesaler of comfort footwear in Australia).
Advising on the naming rights agreement for ‘Accor Stadium’ and 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.
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.
Advising on Origin Energy’s acquisition of the Yarrabee Solar Farm development project and the Carisbrook Solar Farm, and the sale of the Horan & Bird energy services business to Juice Capital.
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.