Recent Transactions

22-Jan-20
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Gerard Lighting Group’s Sylvania and Austube Businesses

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Acquiror: 
Schréder S.A.

Advising Gerard Lighting Group, an Australian provider of commercial lighting solutions, on the sale of its infrastructure lighting businesses, Sylvania and Austube to Schréder

22-May-19
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Inenco Group Pty Ltd

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Acquiror: 
Genuine Parts Company

Advised the founding family of Inenco Group Pty Ltd, one of Australasia’s leading industrial distributors, on the sale of their remaining 65% stake to Genuine Parts Company

28-Nov-18
$113 million
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CSR Limited

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Acquiror: 
Crescent Capital Partners

Advised CSR Ltd, a leading building products manufacturer in Australia and New Zealand, on the divestment of its architectural glass manufacturing and processing business, Viridian 

13-May-18
$81 million
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GWA Group Limited’s Door and Access Controls Business

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Acquiror: 
Allegion plc

Advised Allegion plc, a leading global security products and solutions provider, on the acquisition of GWA Group Limited’s Door & Access Systems Business, a leading provider of door furniture and commercial locksmith services in Australia

26-Apr-18
$151 million
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Three Australia and New Zealand security businesses

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Anixter International Inc.

Advised Anixter on its acquisitions of Central Security Distribution Pty Limited, Atlas Gentech (NZ) Limited and Inner Range Pty Limited

20-Nov-17
$412 million
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Godfrey Hirst

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Acquiror: 
Mohawk Industries

Advised Godfrey Hirst, the leading manufacturer, distributor and marketer of carpet and hard flooring in Australia and New Zealand, on its sale to Mohawk Industries, the NYSE-listed global flooring company

05-Nov-17
$NA
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Jaybro

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Acquiror: 
CHAMP Private Equity

Advised Jaybro, a leading supplier of consumables to infrastructure contractors, on its sale to CHAMP Private Equity

24-Aug-17
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Morris Corporation

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Acquiror: 
Sodexo SA

Advised Morris Corporation, a leading independent player in Australia’s remote facilities management sector, on its sale to Sodexo SA, a France-based leading global facilities services company

14-Jul-17
$775 million
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Programmed Maintenance Services Limited

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Acquiror: 
PERSOL HOLDINGS CO LTD.

Advised PERSOL HOLDINGS, one of Japan’s largest HR service companies, on its acquisition of ASX-listed Programmed Maintenance Services, a leading Australian and New Zealand based provider of staffing and maintenance services

03-Apr-17
$205 million
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Inenco Group Pty Ltd

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Genuine Parts Company

Advised Inenco Group Pty Ltd, one of Australasia’s leading industrial distributors, on the partial sale to Genuine Parts Company, a global distributor of automotive and industrial products

05-Dec-16
$87 million
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The Franklin Printing Group Pty Ltd (“Franklin Web”) and Taverners No.13 Pty Ltd (“AIW Printing”)

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IVE Group Limited

Advised ASX-listed IVE Group, a leading marketing and print communications provider in Australia, on the simultaneous acquisitions of Franklin Web and AIW Printing, specialist catalogue producers, and its equity capital raising via a placement and a rights issue

18-Mar-16
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Sewells Group

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Acquiror: 
MSX International

Advised WorldMark on the sale of Sewells Group to MSX International, a global provider of outsourced business solutions.  Sewells, headquartered in Shanghai, is a leading provider of automotive dealership development services across Asia Pacific, Africa and the Middle East

04-Jun-15
$1.5 billion
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Moorebank Intermodal Terminal Project

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Qube / Aurizon

Advised the Australian Government on the public-private partnership with a consortium comprising Qube (ASX: QUB) and Aurizon (ASX:AZJ) to develop and operate a A$1.9 billion import /export and interstate intermodal terminal as well as associated warehousing and rail infrastructure in Moorebank, Sydney

30-Mar-15
$950 million
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Quindell plc’s Professional Services Division

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Slater and Gordon

Advised Slater and Gordon Limited, an ASX-listed international consumer law firm, on the acquisition of Quindell plc’s Professional Services Division, the UK’s leading personal injury law firm operating across the claims value chain, and associated A$890 million equity and A$375 million debt raisings

29-Jan-15
$44 million
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Airnorth

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Bristow Group

Advised Airnorth, Australia’s largest independent Airline, on the sale of 85% of its shares on issue to Bristow Group, a leading provider of helicopter services to the worldwide offshore energy industry, for an implied 100% equity value of US$44m 

23-Oct-14
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Boart Longyear Ltd.

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Advised the Board of Directors of Boart Longyear, the world’s leading supplier of drilling services and equipment for mining and drilling companies, on its strategic review process and subsequent comprehensive recapitalization transactions with certain affiliates of Centerbridge Partners, L.P.

22-Oct-14
$112 million
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Nuplex Industries’ Specialties and Masterbatch businesses

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CHAMP Private Equity

Advised Nuplex Industries, a dual listed (ASX/NZX) global manufacturer, developer and distributor of resins and additives, on the sale of its specialty chemicals and masterbatch businesses to CHAMP Private Equity, a leading Australian private equity firm

09-Sep-13
$1.2 billion
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Sinclair Knight Merz

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Jacobs Engineering Group

Advised Sinclair Knight Merz, a leading projects firm, with global capability in strategic consulting, engineering and project delivery on its recommended merger with Jacobs Engineering

01-Aug-13
$62 million
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Futuris Automotive

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Clearlake Capital

Advised Elders on the sale of Futuris Automotive, Australia’s largest automotive component manufacturer, to Clearlake Capital, a US based private equity firm

01-May-13
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Jeminex’s Industrial & Safety division

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Bunzl plc

Advised AMP Capital on the sale of Jeminex’s Industrial & Safety division, Australia’s second largest industrial and safety business with branches across Australia, to Bunzl plc

25-Apr-13
$3.8 billion
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GrainCorp Limited

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Archer Daniels Midland Company

Advised GrainCorp Limited on the unsolicited takeover offer from Archer Daniels Midland Company, a global agribusiness that converts oilseeds, corn, wheat and cocoa into products for food, animal feed and energy uses

21-Dec-12
$75 million
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Australian Portable Buildings

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Acquiror: 
Black Diamond Group Limited and WEQ Britco LP

Advised CHAMP Ventures on the sale of its portfolio company Australian Portable Buildings, a leading Australian manufacturer of customized modular buildings, to a consortium comprising Black Diamond Group and WEQ Britco

07-Dec-12
$43 million
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Champion Flour Limited

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Acquiror: 
Nisshin Seifun Group Inc.

Advised Goodman Fielder, a leading Australian listed food company, on the sale of its New Zealand flour milling business, Champion Flour, to Nisshin Seifun Group Inc.

27-Sep-12
$268 million
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Alesco Corporation Limited

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DuluxGroup Limited

Advised Alesco, a supplier of building products into the Australian and New Zealand markets, on the unsolicited takeover offer from DuluxGroup, a manufacturer and supplier of paints and other surface coatings, and home improvement and garden care products

28-Aug-12
$177 million
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Goodman Fielder’s Australian and New Zealand edible fats and oils business (Integro)

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Graincorp

Advised Goodman Fielder, Australia’s leading listed food company, on the divestment of its Australian and New Zealand edible fats and oils business to a joint venture between Graincorp, an ASX listed international agribusiness company, and Gardner Smith

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