2016 deals

19 December 2016
2 min.

HopgoodGanim Lawyers has reached the end of what was a successful year in M&A and Capital Markets. 

The firm’s Corporate Advisory & Governance practice, led by eight partners across the east and west coast, has successfully advised numerous clients across a diverse range of sectors and industries.     

Amongst the firm’s M&A and capital markets highlights for 2016, HopgoodGanim Lawyers advised:

  • Westgold Resources Limited - gold listing on ASX in excess of AUD $500M market capitalisation;
  • Michael Hill International - redomiciling from the NZX and AUD $400M listing on ASX;
  • Aeris Resources Limited - USD $130M refinancing;
  • Metals X Limited - AUD $100M takeover bid of Aditya Birla Minerals, and AUD $115M placement and share purchase plan;  
  • USA-based fintech startup, ChimpChange Limited - AUD $15M IPO and listing on the ASX;
  • Interquip Pty Ltd - AUD $8M partial sale to MACA Limited;
  • Sealanes Group - sale to Quadrant Private Equity; and
  • Brisbane Markets Limited - successful defence of Produce Markets Qld Pty Ltd’s hostile takeover bid.

Corporate Partner and Head of HopgoodGanim’s Perth office, Robyn Ferguson, is positive about the future. 

“We are tremendously proud of these results and are grateful for the continued support of our clients,” she said. 

“Our teams on both sides of the country believe that success is only achieved through solid and authentic partnerships between practitioner and client, and we look forward to strengthening these relationships as we move into 2017.” 

HopgoodGanim are optimistic about continuing progress in the New Year, predicting increased activity in the fintech and mining sectors and in M&A across the country. 

19 December 2016

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