Cor­po­rate

Getting the most from your deal

Overview

Cor­po­rate trans­ac­tions — whether they involve cap­i­tal rais­ing, joint ven­tures, merg­ers and acqui­si­tions or com­mer­cial con­tract nego­ti­a­tions — don’t just require the right legal advice. We have the expe­ri­ence need­ed to help you and your organ­i­sa­tion deal with the wider strate­gic and com­mer­cial issues that arise through­out the life-cycle of a trans­ac­tion. We work close­ly with you to achieve your imme­di­ate and long-term objectives.

Key to suc­cess is hav­ing a tai­lored approach with a focus on deliv­er­ing strate­gic out­comes to meet your spe­cif­ic needs. Cost effec­tive­ly and in a prompt man­ner in line with your project time­lines. We pre­fer to iden­ti­fy mate­r­i­al issues and not to over­ly com­pli­cate issues with tech­ni­cal­i­ties. We val­ue strong col­le­gial rela­tion­ships with fel­low prac­ti­tion­ers and focus on work­ing togeth­er to find the right solu­tion to meet the needs of all par­ties. Our expe­ri­ence includes cor­po­rate struc­tur­ing, debt and equi­ty invest­ments, merg­ers and acqui­si­tions, cor­po­rate gov­er­nance, trade prac­tices com­pli­ance and employ­ment mat­ters. Ser­vices include:

  • Estab­lish­ing new enterprises
  • Trans­ac­tion and busi­ness structuring
  • Due dili­gence reporting
  • Cap­i­tal rais­ing (equi­ty and debt)
  • Pub­lic and pri­vate merg­ers and acquisitions
  • Pri­vate equi­ty and ven­ture capital
  • Acqui­si­tion and dis­pos­al of businesses
  • Joint ven­tures and strate­gic alliances
  • Share options
  • Finan­cial ser­vices licens­ing and compliance
  • For­eign invest­ment advice
  • AIM list­ings in the UK
  • Com­pli­ance reviews, pro­grams and manuals

A man­u­fac­tur­ing suc­cess story

We achieved an out­stand­ing result for an ASX-list­ed pro­duc­er of met­al alloys. We advised our client on cor­po­rate gov­er­nance mat­ters, ensur­ing they were had robust, endurable sys­tems to sup­port the acqui­si­tion of a sub­sidiary of anoth­er ASX-list­ed company.

The sub­sidiary was based in Europe and had its own sub­sidiaries in Euro­pean coun­tries and in Asia. This was an ambi­tious goal set by our client as the tar­get was almost the same size, mak­ing the acqui­si­tion and inte­gra­tion a sub­stan­tial task. Fur­ther­more, the subsidiary’s par­ent com­pa­ny was anx­ious to sell, so we had to struc­ture the deal in a form which did not require advance approval of our client’s many thou­sands of share­hold­ers. We advised on the com­mer­cial terms, act­ed in all of the nego­ti­a­tions and helped them through the maze of List­ing Rules, avoid­ing the need for pri­or approvals which would have caused long delays.

The result, our client’s share price has risen and it is now large enough to acquire using its shares as con­sid­er­a­tion. We are now help­ing them with anoth­er cap­i­tal rais­ing which will lead to fur­ther acquisitions.