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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

Providing strategic advice on expansion structures November 16, 2018

Founded in Bondi Beach in 2012, Bailey Nelson has rapidly grown into a global eyewear retailer and service provider with boutiques in Australia, London, Canada and New Zealand. The strong demand for their products and … Continued

Latest News

2019 William Ah Ket Scholarship launches May 1, 2019

Wednesday 1 May 2019 The 2019 William Ah Ket Scholarship is now open for expressions of interest. The scholarship – named after Australia’s first barrister of Chinese background – is open to final year law students, law … Continued

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New laws for short-stay accommodation May 20, 2019

The short-stay accommodation changes to the Owners Corporations Act 2006 (Vic) (the Act) are now in force as of 1 February 2019, with Victoria following New South Wales’ lead to attempt to regulate use of … 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.