About Stuart

Stuart has advised on a broad range of complex corporate transactions including private and public mergers and acquisitions (advising both bidders and targets), schemes of arrangement, strategic advice regarding corporate structure, equity capital markets work (including initial public offerings and public equity fundraising) and advising on general corporate and regulatory issues.

Stuart has advised on a number of private equity transactions including advising private equity firms on strategic acquisitions and assisting portfolio companies in structuring for exits. He has experience across a broad range of industries (ranging from resources, industrials and financial services to food and beverage and IT) with a diverse range of clients (from large multinationals like Google Inc. to small domestic companies).


  • Washington H. Soul Pattinson and Company Limited

    Advising WHSP on the corporate structuring for the acquisition and development of assets in the retirement living sector.

  • CBG Capital Limited

    Advising, CBG Capital, an Australian equities listed investment company, on its response to the off-market takeover bid by Clime Capital Limited.

  • Realm Resources Limited

    Advising independent Australian metallurgical coal producer, Realm Resources Limited, on its response to the unsolicited, off-market takeover bid by T2 Resources Fund Pty Limited, a related party of Realm’s 85.73% majority shareholder. The transaction involved advising Realm Resources through the non-affiliated directors on a range of complex takeover and regulatory issues and Takeover Panel proceedings. In addition, we advised Realm Resources in connection with preparatory work for a capital raise associated with a re-compliance listing on ASX and general ASX and ASIC regulatory advice.

  • Direct Capital

    Advising Direct Capital, New Zealand’s leading private company investor, on the management buyout of Marvel Packers Pty Limited, a manufacturer of potato based products, specialising in the production of frozen French fries.

  • Marvel Packers Pty Limited

    Advising the shareholders of Marvel Packers, including Direct Capital, on the sale of Marvel Packers to Lamb Weston Holdings Inc (NYSE: LW).

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