GRT Lawyers Announce Expansion into the Sydney Corporate Legal Market

It is with great excitement that GRT Lawyers announce our growth into the Sydney Corporate Legal Market with the recruitment of experienced corporate lawyer, David Sim.

David has commenced his role this week as Special Counsel within our Corporate Team.

GRT Lawyers Advises Queensland’s Himstedt Family on their acquisition of the Ginger Division of Buderim Group Limited (ASX:BUG)

GRT Lawyers is pleased to announce that it has advised Queensland’s Himstedt Family on the acquisition of the Ginger Division of the iconic Australian business, Buderim Group Limited (ASX:BUG). Assets of the Ginger Division include the Ginger Factory in Yandina (including all land, plant and equipment and operating assets), the brands (including ‘Buderim Ginger’ and ‘The Ginger Factory’) and subsidiaries Frespac Ginger (Fiji) Pte Ltd and Ginger Head Quarters Pty Ltd. We refer you to the ASX announcement dated 6 August 2020.

GRT Lawyers is pleased to provide important ASX expertise to ASX Listed, Freedom Foods (please refer to the ASX Announcement by Freedom Foods on 13 July 2020).

Mr Glenn Vassallo, Managing Director of GRT Lawyers, said this appointment to ASX listed Freedom Foods, further validates the high end and unique equity capital market and governance skill set that GRT Lawyers offers ASX listed companies.

GRT advises the Maleny Credit Union on its demutualisation and scheme of arrangement with Ezi Financial Services

As announced by the Maleny Credit Union (MCU), MCU has successfully negotiated binding terms for Ezi Financial Services (Ezifin) to invest in and/or acquire MCU by way of a demutualisation and scheme of arrangement. GRT Lawyers is pleased to announce that it successfully completed a process to identify Ezifin as the preferred party to enter into a scheme implementation deed with MCU. All parties have been in close communications with ASIC and APRA to ensure that all prudential and regulatory requirements are being met ahead of seeking demutualisation approval from the Treasurer. Preparation for the postal ballot is to commence so that the MCU members can vote on the transaction, taking into account the information memorandum presently being prepared, as well as the preference of the MCU directors.

GRT advises early adopter listed companies conducting hybrid and virtual AGMs

GRT Lawyers has advised two listed companies on the conduct of hybrid and virtual AGMs. These companies, with 30 December balance dates, have successfully held hybrid and virtual AGMs. GRT worked with each of these companies to ensure that they could hold their AGM in a manner fully compliant with the corporations laws, ASX listing rules and social distancing guidelines. This entailed identifying appropriate technology platforms so that shareholders were able to fully participate in the AGM process, preparing notices of meeting and relevant disclosures and advising the companies on voting and meeting procedures to ensure a successful outcome.

GRT advises on large debt transaction

GRT Lawyers successfully advised its client, a technology and advanced manufacturing company, on the establishment of a $45 million debt (PIK) facility with a US based investment fund. The deal involved complicated multi-jurisdictional security and intercreditor issues and was completed in approx. 4 weeks.

GRT advises on NAIF application and funding process

GRT Lawyers successfully advised its client, a privately owned holder of an extensive strategic coking coal tenement portfolio in Queensland, on its enquiry and preliminary assessment stage application for approximately $80 million of financing from the Commonwealth government Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF). The application was completed in less than 4 weeks.

GRT congratulates Vitrinite on its mining services contract

Vitrinite, which is developing world class coking coal assets in Queensland’s Bowen Basin, has awarded a mining services contract to undertake mining activities at its Vulcan mine complex. GRT Lawyers is pleased to have worked with Vitrinite since its inception in developing these world class assets. The mining services contract spans the initial bulk sample pit phase and subsequent mining under the mining lease once granted. GRT Lawyers prepared the mining services contract for Vitrinite and negotiated the agreement with the short-listed bidders and ultimate successful tenderer.

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GRT is your business partner if you are preparing for an initial public offering, dealing with a hostile takeover or structuring a capital raising initiative. We can help you achieve growth by acquisition, commercialising technology and strengthening a balance sheet through divestment. Contact us for assistance developing and executing your optimum corporate strategy or defusing a potentially large dispute.

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