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We work collaboratively with our clients to build strong, sustainable relationships. Our team is committed to delivering consistent high standards of service, and we understand the importance of accessibility. Working with us, you'll enjoy open communication, meaning well scoped, properly resourced and effectively managed matters.

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Latest Case

Advising on major deals in the technology sector March 21, 2017

The National Broadband Network (nbn) is one of the largest infrastructure projects ever undertaken in Australia. The nbn will connect Australian homes and businesses to a faster broadband landline and internet network by 2020. Maddocks … Continued

Latest News

Maddocks advises Swinburne University of Technology on $118 million online education deal March 21, 2017

Tuesday 21 March 2017 Maddocks has advised Swinburne University of Technology (Swinburne) on a deal that will see SEEK (ASX:SEK) purchase a greater stake in Online Education Services, a joint venture between the university and … Continued

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For want of a comma, the case was lost…or when style becomes substance March 27, 2017

The United States case of O’Connor v Oakhurst Dairy handed down on 13 March 2017, dubbed the ‘$10 million comma case’, highlights the importance of punctuation and the legal consequences that can flow on from … Continued

Private Equity

“Very responsive despite being busy guys, and certainly very good at handling the opposite side on transactions.”

Chambers Asia Pacific 2015

Our Private Equity team advises private equity and venture capital funds, superannuation funds and other institutional investors on direct and alternative investments, including leveraged buy-outs and expansion stage investments, infrastructure investments and investments in REITs and other managed investment trusts.

We also advise companies or consortia seeking to raise equity capital or sell to private equity or other institutional investors and management teams on buy-outs and buy-ins.

How can we help?

Our team advises on:

  • fund establishment, including setting up limited partnerships and managed investment trusts
  • raising and investing early stage, development stage and expansion stage capital
  • leveraged acquisitions and management buy-outs and buy-ins
  • long term investments in infrastructure assets
  • secondary investments
  • public to private transactions
  • financing structures, including equity capital, senior and mezzanine debt, hybrid securities and intercreditor arrangements
  • tax structuring and stamp duty advice
  • management incentive arrangements
  • due diligence and risk management strategies, including warranty and indemnity insurance
  • the implementation of exit strategies, including IPOs, sell downs and trade sales.

For investment and exit transactions, we bring together a commercially focused, multi-disciplined team specialising in employment, financial services, infrastructure, intellectual property, planning and real property, superannuation, tax and other specialist areas.

See also: Equity Capital Markets

Recognition

  • Chambers Asia Pacific 2015 – “Very responsive despite being busy guys, and certainly very good at handling the opposite side on transactions.
  • Chambers Asia Pacific 2014 – “A very client-focused practice with a good suite of associated practice areas, all working very well together.”
  • Chambers Asia Pacific 2013 – “Maddocks is our first port of call. You get large-firm service with mid-sized firm bills.”
  • Chambers Asia Pacific 2012 – “Their strengths include the personal service we receive from the partners.”
  • Our team’s expertise was independently recognised when Maddocks won ‘Deal of Year’ at the DealMakers Global Awards 2012 for their involvement in the Retail Decisions Australia (now Wright Express Australia) transaction.

“Very responsive despite being busy guys, and certainly very good at handling the opposite side on transactions.”

Chambers Asia Pacific 2015

Our Private Equity team advises private equity and venture capital funds, superannuation funds and other institutional investors on direct and alternative investments, including leveraged buy-outs and expansion stage investments, infrastructure investments and investments in REITs and other managed investment trusts.

We also advise companies or consortia seeking to raise equity capital or sell to private equity or other institutional investors and management teams on buy-outs and buy-ins.

How can we help?

Our team advises on:

  • fund establishment, including setting up limited partnerships and managed investment trusts
  • raising and investing early stage, development stage and expansion stage capital
  • leveraged acquisitions and management buy-outs and buy-ins
  • long term investments in infrastructure assets
  • secondary investments
  • public to private transactions
  • financing structures, including equity capital, senior and mezzanine debt, hybrid securities and intercreditor arrangements
  • tax structuring and stamp duty advice
  • management incentive arrangements
  • due diligence and risk management strategies, including warranty and indemnity insurance
  • the implementation of exit strategies, including IPOs, sell downs and trade sales.

For investment and exit transactions, we bring together a commercially focused, multi-disciplined team specialising in employment, financial services, infrastructure, intellectual property, planning and real property, superannuation, tax and other specialist areas.

See also: Equity Capital Markets

Recognition

  • Chambers Asia Pacific 2015 – “Very responsive despite being busy guys, and certainly very good at handling the opposite side on transactions.
  • Chambers Asia Pacific 2014 – “A very client-focused practice with a good suite of associated practice areas, all working very well together.”
  • Chambers Asia Pacific 2013 – “Maddocks is our first port of call. You get large-firm service with mid-sized firm bills.”
  • Chambers Asia Pacific 2012 – “Their strengths include the personal service we receive from the partners.”
  • Our team’s expertise was independently recognised when Maddocks won ‘Deal of Year’ at the DealMakers Global Awards 2012 for their involvement in the Retail Decisions Australia (now Wright Express Australia) transaction.