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Legal advisors who will protect your interests from the start to the finish of a business sale or purchase

We bring together a team of commercially minded lawyers and advisors from across the following areas of our firm (and more when required) in matters involving the sale or acquisition of a business: 

  • Corporate - to conduct and manage the due diligence process; draft and negotiate key agreements and lead the transaction with the involvement of other specialist practitioners as necessary
  • Tax - to ensure the structures in place for the sale or purchase are optimised from a taxation perspective
  • Employment - to manage any employee matters involved in the business sale or purchase
  • Intellectual property and technology - to manage any IP or technology issues in the transaction
  • Property - to manage property aspects of a business sale or purchase such as lease arrangements
  • Dispute resolution - to resolve any disputes that may arise in the sale or acquisition process

Exceptional outcomes

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.
Silver Lake Resources / we advised Silver Lake Resources on their recently announced takeover offer for EganStreet Resources.  Silver Lake announced on 30 July 2019 they had entered into a Bid Implementation Deed to acquire all of the shares in EganStreet for an approximate value of $52 million. 
South Coast Radiology / We advised the partners of  Gold Coast based, South Coast Radiology on their merger with Lake Imaging to create Australia’s largest physician-owned radiology network.
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. 
National Recycling Group / Advising the shareholders of National Recycling Group in relation to the sale of all the shares in NRG to Bingo Acquisitions Pty Ltd and the sale of two freehold properties for a value of approximately AU$51M.
Wanless Group / Advising the Wanless Group on the acquisition and sale of various waste transportation and logistics businesses throughout Australia, including the sale of the group’s commercial and industrial waste operations in Queensland to ToxFree for $85 million.

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