About Duncan

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, Fuelfix, Laser Clinics Australia. He has also advised portfolio businesses on bolt-on acquisitions and has advised The Growth Fund on various divestments.

  • Deluxe Group

    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.

  • 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.

  • Accor Hotels

    Acting for Accor on the acquisition of the balance of the Tribe Group of Hotels in 2021.

  • 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

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