Rahil Patel


About Rahil

Rahil is an experienced private equity and venture capital lawyer focused on acquisitions, including managing consortium bids. He also specialises in disposals through competitive sale processes, and advising on distressed restructures, governance and foreign investment issues.

Rahil was previously general counsel of a global consumer business based in South-East Asia and owned by a consortium of leading private equity and institutional investors. He has deep cross-border experience and brings a pragmatic and solution-orientated approach to matters he advises on.

Rahil has worked across a number of sectors, including consumer, retail and manufacturing, with experience practicing in Sydney and London.


  • Private equity / Venture capital
    • Real Pet Food – advising on a capital raise in excess of $200 million.
    • Pacific Equity Partners – advising on its acquisition of Australian traffic management business Altus Traffic and its concurrent bolt-on acquisition of Victorian-based traffic management business Traffic Diversions Group.
    • Hosen Capital, Temasek, New Hope, CIC et al – advising a consortium on its acquisition from Quadrant of Real Pet Food for A$1 billion.
    • Intermediate Capital Group (ICG) – advising on its acquisition of PresMed Australia.
    • Carlye-owned digital agency Dept – advising Dept (owned by The Carlyle Group (NASDAQ: CG) on its acquisition of professional services firm, Two Bulls.
    • Yamaha Ventures – advising on its investment in ag-tech business TheYield.
    • AirTree Ventures – numerous acquisitions and transactions.
    • Amber Infrastructure Group – advising on its investment in Rail First Asset Management.
  • Founder / Sell side transactions
    • Edge Centre – advising on its business acquisition of Host Group.
    • FTZ Private Wealth – advising the founders of FTZ on its sale to Quadrant Private Equity
    • Fine Foods – advising the founders of Fine Foods on its sale to CPE Capital (previously CHAMP Private Equity).
    • Aussie Home Loans – advising John Symond on the sale of Aussie Home Loans to Commonwealth Bank
  • Financial institutions
    • Macquarie Bank – advising on its partnership with Genesee & Wyoming Australia to acquire Glencore Rail, and
      acquisition of an equipment finance portfolio
    • Resolution Life Group – advising on its acquisition of AML Life for $3.3 billion.
    • UniSuper – advising on its investment in an Australian technology company (unsuccessful).
    • Mercer – advising on its successful bid for Pillar Administration (NSW government privatisation).
    • Lloyds – advising it on the sale of certain shipping assets.
    • XL Catlin – advising it on its acquisition of Brooklyn Underwriting.
  • Equity / Debt capital transactions
    • Clime Capital – advising it on its capital raise via a listed redeemable convertible note instrument.
    • Balfour Beatty – advising on the Australian aspects of its internal reorganisation and capital restructure.

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