Recent Transactions

22-Jun-21
Pending
$8.2 billion
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Milton Corporation

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Acquiror: 
Washington H. Soul Pattinson

Adviser to Milton Corporation on its merger with Washington H. Soul Pattinson effected via scheme of arrangement

08-Dec-15
$6+ billion
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Air Warfare Destroyer Reform Strategy

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Advised the Commonwealth Government of Australia as represented by the Department of Finance in relation to the Air Warfare Destroyer Reform Strategy

23-Apr-09
$5.7 billion
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Lion Nathan

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Acquiror: 
Kirin Holdings

Advised Lion Nathan, a leading brewery in Australia, on the sale of its remaining 54% stake to Kirin Holdings, a leading beverage company in Japan

29-Dec-10
$1.8 billion
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TOWER Australia Group Limited

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Acquiror: 
The Dai-ichi Life Insurance Company, Limited

Advised TOWER Australia Group Limited, the largest mono-line life insurance company in Australia, in relation to the offer from The Dai-ichi Life Insurance Company, Limited to acquire all of the shares in TOWER that it does not already own by way of a scheme of arrangement

26-Nov-18
$880 million
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Restaurant Brands New Zealand Limited

Acquiror: 
Finaccess Capital, S.A. de C.V.

Advised Finaccess Capital, an investment company with a strong presence in the casual dining and quick service restaurant sector, on its 75% partial takeover of Restaurant Brands New Zealand, a corporate franchisee specialising in managing multi-site branded food retail chains (with brands consisting of KFC, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell and Carl’s Jr.)

24-Feb-06
$860 million
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Aquarion Company

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Acquiror: 
Macquarie Bank

(a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kelda Group plc) Advised Kelda Group plc on the sale of Aquarion Company, one of the largest investor-owned water utilities in the US

17-Oct-11
$630 million
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Rebel Group Limited

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Acquiror: 
Super Retail Group

Advised Super Retail Group on the acquisition of Rebel Group Limited, Australia’s largest retailer of sporting goods, for A$610 million and the associated A$334 million capital raising used to fund the acquisition

08-Aug-18
$538 million
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Suncorp Group Limited’s Australian Life Insurance Business

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Acquiror: 
TAL

Advised TAL, Australia’s largest and leading insurance business that is 100% owned by Dai-ichi Life of Japan, on the acquisition of Suncorp Group Limited’s Australian Life Insurance business

22-Feb-17
$533 million
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Lion’s stake in Warrnambool Cheese and Butter Factory Company

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Acquiror: 
Saputo Inc.

Advised Lion (an Australian subsidiary of Kirin), on the sale of its strategic stake in Warrnambool Cheese and Butter Factory to Canadian-based Saputo, under its all cash takeover offer

11-Apr-14
$414 million
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Investec Bank (Australia) Limited

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Acquiror: 
Bank of Queensland Limited

Advised Investec Bank (Australia) Limited on the sale of its Professional Finance and Asset Finance and Leasing businesses, its deposit book, and its Australian banking licence to Bank of Queensland Limited (“BOQ”). BOQ is a leading regional Australian bank which provides retail and business banking

18-Jun-12
$386 million
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Little World Beverages

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Acquiror: 
Lion / Kirin

Advised Lion on the acquisition of Little World Beverages, Australia’s largest listed brewer and one of the country’s leading players in the Craft beer segment

01-Jun-16
$221 million
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Patties Foods Ltd

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Acquiror: 
Pacific Equity Partners

Advised Patties Foods Ltd (ASX:PFL), the leading Australian branded frozen food Company, with market leadership in the frozen savoury and frozen dessert segments, on its proposed sale to Pacific Equity Partners via Scheme of Arrangement

26-Apr-19
$200 million
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Lion's Specialty Cheese division

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Acquiror: 
Saputo Inc.

Advised Lion, an Australian subsidiary of Kirin and one of Australasia’s leading food and beverage companies, on the sale of its Specialty Cheese division to Saputo, one of the top ten dairy processors in the world  

26-Oct-10
$175 million
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Rural Bank

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Acquiror: 
Bendigo and Adelaide Bank

Advised Elders, a diversified agricultural company on the sale of its 40% stake in Rural Bank to Bendigo and Adelaide Bank, an Australian diversified financial services company

05-Oct-21
$175 million
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Kao Data Ltd

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Acquiror: 
Infratil Ltd

Advised Kao Data Ltd, which is jointly owned by Legal & General Group PLC and Noé Group subsidiary Hockham, on raising an initial £120m-£130m growth capital commitment from Infratil Ltd with the objective of creating a £500m data centre platform

30-Oct-20
$142 million
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Youfoodz Holdings Limited

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Advised Youfoodz Holdings Limited, a leading provider of fresh, ready-made meals and other convenience food products, on its initial public offering on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX)

01-Mar-11
$128 million
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Tyndall Investments

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Acquiror: 
Nikko Asset Management

Advised Suncorp, on the sale of its investment management business, Tyndall Investments, in Australia and New Zealand to Nikko Asset Management, a leading Asian mutual funds management company

29-Jun-21
~$122 million
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NobleOak Life

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Acquiror: 
Avant Mutual

Advised Avant Mutual, an Australian member-owned organization providing medical indemnity insurance products to healthcare practitioners, on the exit of its strategic stake in NobleOak Life via IPO

20-Feb-13
$120 million
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Trivett Automotive Group

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Acquiror: 
Inchcape plc

Advised Inchcape plc, the leading independent international automotive distributor and retailer, on the acquisition of Trivett Automotive Group, the leading luxury and premium automotive group in Australia

28-May-09
$107 million
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Tristone Capital Global Inc.

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Acquiror: 
Macquarie Group

Advised Tristone Capital Global Inc., an independent advisory firm focused on the global energy sector, on its sale to Macquarie Group

02-Mar-15
$107 million
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Lion's Everyday Cheese Business

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Acquiror: 
Warrnambool Cheese & Butter

Advised Lion, a leading Australasian food and beverage company wholly owned by Japanese conglomerate Kirin, on the sale of its Everyday Cheese business to Warrnambool Cheese & Butter, a listed Australian dairy company controlled by the Canadian dairy player Saputo

20-Feb-18
$107 million
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Macpac Holdings

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Acquiror: 
Super Retail Group

Advised Super Retail Group on the acquisition of Macpac, the New Zealand-based outdoor adventure retailer

13-Jul-21
$94 million
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Youfoodz Holdings Limited

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Acquiror: 
HelloFresh SE

Advised Youfoodz Holdings Limited, a leading provider of fresh, ready-made meals and other convenience food products, on its cash sale to HelloFresh SE via scheme of arrangement

22-Aug-22
Pending
$92.9 million
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Australian Executor Trustees

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Acquiror: 
Equity Trustees

Advising Equity Trustees, one of Australia’s leading specialist trustee companies, on the acquisition of Australian Executor Trustees from Insignia Financial

03-Mar-15
$66 million
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The Warehouse Group Limited

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Advised Woolworths Limited, Australia’s largest supermarket operator, on strategic options for the divestment of its 8.8% holding in The Warehouse Group, New Zealand’s largest general merchandise retailer

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