Mergers, Acquisitions, Divestments and Takeovers

MERGERS, ACQUISITIONS, DIVESTMENTS AND TAKEOVERS

We advise on complex mergers and acquisitions for sophisticated national and international listed and unlisted companies in the resource and technology industries.

We have significant expertise in deal structuring and execution. We typically project manage, take responsibility for timetable management, organisation and the timing of different transaction stages to ensure the objectives of our clients are achieved in the best way possible.

A sample of our deal portfolio:

  • ACD on its sale to Diversitech
  • AHG on its takeover by AMA Group
  • Apiam Animal Health Limited ASX:AHX on its acquisition of 12 businesses and A$40 million IPO to form a vertically integrated animal health business with an initial market capitalisation of circa A$98.5 million
  • Black Oak Minerals BOK on its acquisition of the Manuku Silver Mine in NSW
  • Cedarfield Holdings Pty Ltd on its 90% takeover of winery business Swings and Roundabouts Limited for circa A$2.7 million
  • CMR Coal regarding listed ASF Group Limited’s investment into CMR
  • Cerro Resources Limited:
    • Scheme of arrangement with Canadian based Primero Mining Corporation (listed on TSX and NYSE)
    • Merger with San Anton Resources Corporation for A$50 million
  • DateTix Group Limited ASX:DTX on its back-door listing into Enverro Limited (formerly ASX:ERR) resulting in a change to the scale and nature of activities from a software and services business to a mobile location based social platform
  • Discovery Metals Limited ASX:DML on its response to a proposed $830 million hostile bid by Cathay Fortune Corporation and China-Africa Development Fund
  • Enverro on its A$5 million acquisition of DateTix and recompliance listing
  • Huddy’s Plant Hire on its sale to Industrea Limited for A$250 million
  • Laneway Resources Limited ASX:LNY on its farm-in and joint venture with Newcrest Mining to develop its gold project in New Zealand
  • Marubeni Coal Pty Ltd on its proposal to align its interest with Xstrata and separate acquisition of a A$300 million interest in Jellinbah Resources
  • MCG Group on its successful bid and A$285 million acquisition of MDL 162 (a major coal asset) from the Queensland Government’s Stanwell Corporation Limited, including facilitation of strategic funding and FIRB approval advice
  • Meijin Energy Group Limited on its proposed takeover of DMC Mining Limited ASX:DMM
  • Meridan Minerals Limited ASX:MMI:
    • Reverse takeover of Bellevue Resources Limited, and the acquisition of its major plant (from Ireland) required for the Lennard Shelf Project
    • Aggregation of its original asset portfolio and equity placements to Chinese State owned entity, Northwest Nonferrous International Investment Co Limited
    • Scheme of Arrangement with major shareholder
  • MinQuest Limited ASX:MNQ on its earn in and acquisition of several copper / gold projects in Canada and Australia
  • Omni Market Tide Limited ASX:OMT on its back-door listing of real time shareholder engagement technology business into SWW Energy Limited (ASX:SWW)
  • P2P Transport Limited ASX:P2P on its acquisition of Black and White Holdings Limited
  • Polymetals Mining Limited on its A$30 million merger with Southern Cross Goldfields Limited (formerly ASX:SXG) via a scheme of arrangement
  • Private Client acting in the sale of timber milling business
  • Private Equity Fund on its acquisition of multiple New Zealand based services businesses in connection with an IPO and ASX listing
  • RightCrowd for its A$22 million acquisition of security wearables vendor, Ticto N.V., as well as its fully-owned US subsidiary Ticto Inc
  • Santana Minerals Limited:
    • Acquisition of a silver project in Mexico
    • Off-market share sale of shares in Syndicated Metals Limited, purchase of a 49% interest in Queensland tenements (taking its interests to 100%) from Syndicated, on-sale of the 100% interest for shares in Midas Resources Limited (ASX:MD5) and the grant of a royalty in relation to the tenements
  • Sayona Mining Limited:
    • Acquisition of the Itabela graphite project in South America
    • A$4 million acquisiion of the Aurthier Lithium Project
  • Shine Corporate Limited (ASX:SHJ) on its acquisition of ACA Lawyers Pty Ltd
  • Tata Steel on its sale to Vale Australia (QC) Pty Ltd of its interests in the Carborough Downs Coal Mine Join Venture
  • Tritium in relation to Gilbarco Veeder-Root’s strategic investment of A$58 million into Tritium
  • Vitrinite on its Takeover Panel proceedings in November 2013