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.

Experience

  • Takeovers and defence strategies - on and off market
  • Schemes of arrangement
  • Mergers and demergers
  • Divestments and acquisitions of shares and assets
  • 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

Recognition

HopgoodGanim was proudly ranked as a Leading Corporate Law Firm by Doyle's Guide 2018 (Queensland and Western Australia).

Exceptional outcomes

City Fertility Centre / Advised City Fertility Centre on the sale of a 65% stake if its business to CHA Healthcare and Singapore Medical Group. We have advised City Fertility Centre for over 10 years, helping the business to grow from one owned by a handful of doctors to one that now has 18 shareholders who are actively involved in the business, as well as two major international healthcare partners.
Brisbane Markets Limited / We advised Brisbane Markets Limited on the successful defence of a hostile takeover bid by Produce Markets Queensland Pty Ltd. The takeover involved the iconic Queensland infrastructure asset of the Central Fruit & Vegetable Markets at Rocklea and the outcome we achieved in this matter allowed the Queensland fruit and vegetable industry based company to retain ownership of this significant asset which is critical to the ongoing operations of the markets.
De.mem / We advised Singapore-based water treatment company De.mem (ASX: DEM) on the acquisition of Queensland-headquartered Akwa-Worx. De.mem designs, builds, owns and operates de-centralised, customisable and high-quality waste water treatment systems for its clients.
Imdex Limited / HopgoodGanim advised long-term client, Imdex Limited, on their agreement to acquire New Zealand based companies, Flexidrill Limited and Flexidrill Construction Limited (together Flexidrill). Flexidrill is the owner of two unique patented technologies for drilling - CoreVIBE and MagHAMMER. 
ImmersaView sale to Plexsys / Our team of corporate and technology lawyers advised the owners of ImmersaView, an Australian company focused on advanced display and video/audio data after action review (VADAAR) software technologies, on the sale of the company to Plexsys, a US-headquartered company that focuses on live virtual constructive (LVC) environment generation, datalink and communication technologies.
Michael Hill International Ltd / We advised MHI International Limited (Michael Hill Jeweller) on it’s A$400m restructure and redomicile from New Zealand to Australia, including the transition from a primary listing on the NZX to a primary listing on the ASX (with a dual listing on the NZX). 
Red 5 Limited / We advised Red 5 Limited on the simultaneous acquisitions of the Darlot gold mine from Gold Fields Limited and the King of the Hills gold project from Saracen Mineral Holdings Limited.  We also advised on the related partially underwritten AU$12.7M rights issue. 
Retirement village M&A / We advised one of Australia’s largest retirement village operators on the acquisition of 14 retirement villages across Queensland, New South Wales and South Australia, valued in excess of $330 million including the Glen Group in New South Wales and the Manor Group in Queensland.   We've also assisted in relation to restructuring a number of villages where shares were originally held by residents, advising on most effective way to streamline and simplify the ownership structure of those villages. 
SourceHub / Advised SourceHub on the acquisition of well-known camping and outdoor leisure brand, OZtrail. The transaction involved the formation of a special purpose company, the merger of SourceHub into the new corporate group and the acquisition of the family-run company which owns the OZtrail brand. 
Metals X / We acted for Metals X Limited on the demerger of its Gold Business Unit into a separate ASX-listed entity, Westgold Resources Limited, with a market capitalisation in excess of $500M. The demerger was completed on 1 December 2016.

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