Mergers and acquisitions

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A significant and experienced team delivering exceptional outcomes in local and international mergers and acquisitions

We bring together a team of highly commercial M&A lawyers who work with their clients and other professional advisors to deliver high quality outcomes in both friendly and hostile transactions. Our partners are all equipped with particular sector strengths and expertly manage transactions from start to finish using the right blend of people and technology.


  • Takeovers and defence strategies - on and off market
  • Schemes of arrangement
  • Mergers and demergers
  • Divestments and acquisitions of shares and assets
  • Foreign investment and FIRB compliance
  • Joint venture arrangements
  • Cross border transactions, including FIRB compliance
  • Private equity and venture capital
  • Entry and exit strategies, including trade sales, private placements, management and secondary buy outs, and IPOs
  • Leveraged buy-outs and debt financing
  • Distressed asset sales
  • Buy backs
  • Privatisations
  • Regulatory compliance


HopgoodGanim was proudly ranked by Doyle's Guide as a Leading Corporate Law Firm in Queensland, 2017-2022 and Western Australia, 2018-2021. 

Exceptional outcomes

MacKellar Group acquisition / Advised leading Australian heavy earthmoving equipment provider MacKellar Group on its acquisition by North American Construction Group Ltd (NACG) for an estimated consideration of CAD $395 million. NACG is Canada’s largest independent heavy equipment and mining contractor.  
Pensar Infrastructure / Advised the owners of Queensland-based Pensar Infrastructure on the successful completion of the sale of their business to RSK Group, undertaking a full vendor legal due diligence, assisting with the management of the bid process, negotiating the transaction documents and implementing completion. 
Jumbo Interactive  / Advised Jumbo Interactive (ASX: JIN), a leading retailer of lottery tickets via digital platforms for both official Government and charity lotteries, on their acquisition of UK-based Gatherwell. 
AIC Mines Limited / Advised AIC Mines on its acquisition of the Eloise Mine and continue to advise AIC Mines on the development of the Eloise Mine and Jericho Project, including advising on land access, native title and cultural heritage, project approvals, supply contracts, offtake agreements, mining services agreements and environmental approvals. 
Arruwurra Aboriginal Corporation / Acted for Arruwurra Aboriginal Corporation which owns freehold on various matters, including land access rights, compensation, cultural heritage and corporate governance, including in relation to development opportunities from mining and the provision of a gas pipeline across the company’s landholdings.
QEM / Our client QEM are developing a Vanadium/Oil Shale project to the east of Julia Creek in Central North Queensland. QEM are proposing to power the project by developing a renewable power project in conjunction with a partner operating in the renewables energy industry and potentially selling excess electricity into the NEM via Copperstring. We are advising QEM on land access, project approvals, land acquisition and project structuring for the Julia Creek Project.

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