Duncan has extensive experience advising a range of privately held corporates, publicly listed companies, and private equity houses, in M&A transactions, capital raising, general commercial work, and compliance.
He advises predominantly Australian based clients, but has a number of US and UK based clients doing business in Australia. Recent transactions have been in manufacturing, health, financial services and retail.
Duncan is listed as a leading lawyer by legal directories and publications, including Chambers and Partners and Legal 500 for his work in private equity and corporate M&A.
The Growth Fund
Advising The Growth Fund (previously Archer Growth) on a number of acquisitions, including a majority stake in the Team Moto dealership business, Laser Clinics Australia, 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). He has also advised portfolio businesses on bolt-on acquisitions and has advised The Growth Fund on various divestments.
Advising the Deluxe Group on its acquisitions of various businesses in Australia since 2000, and the development of the MediaCloud venture supporting SBS.
Greencross / Petbarn
Acting for Greencross (and Petbarn) since 2002 on their Australia-wide roll-up of pet stores and veterinary clinics.
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 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.
Inysnc Technology / 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
Partnering with growing businesses
We have worked closely with a leader in the Australian organic health food market
Maddocks advises Origin Energy on solar farm acquisitions
Maddocks has advised major integrated energy company Origin Energy on its acquisition of the Yarrabee Solar Farm...
Maddocks advises CMC Markets on transition of online share trading client base
We have advised CMC Markets on its agreement with ANZ to transition the bank’s share investing client base to CMC.