Some of our most recent major corporate transactions include:

Genpact

Advising Genpact (NYSE:G) on its acquisition of the assets of Fiserv’s (NASDAQ:FISV) Australian cheque processing business.

Lithium Power

Advising Lithium Power (ASX:LPI) on its strategic capital raising, including two-tranche institutional placement and partially underwritten share purchase plan.

Healthcare Australia

Advising Healthcare Australia on its acquisition of Employ-Ease, a private and government subsidised quality training provider in the aged care and disability sector.

Recoveriescorp

Advising Recoveries Corporation Group on its sale to Transaction Capital, a South African company listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE:TCP).

The Sita Group

Advising The Sita Group on the sale of its “Avalon Airport Transfers” business to SkyBus.

Jacobs Engineering Group

Advising Jacobs Engineering Group (NYSE:JEC) on its acquisition of Aquenta Consulting, a leading provider of integrated project services in Australia.

Vicwest

Advising Vicwest Community Telco, a community-based telecommunications business 50%-owned by Bendigo Bank (ASX:BEN) on its merger with NSX-listed telecommunications business, Bendigo Telco, by way of a scheme of arrangement.

Founders of MSC Mobility

Advising the founders of MSC Mobility, a leading provider of enterprise mobility solutions in Australia, on the sale of MSC Mobility to Telstra Corporation Ltd (ASX:TLS).

DirectMoney

Advising DirectMoney (ASX:DM1), a pioneer in the rapidly growing marketplace lending industry, on a non-renounceable fully underwritten rights issue to raise $5.7 million.

Sterling Infosystems

Advising Sterling Infosystems, a subsidiary of Sterling Talent Solutions (formerly SterlingBackCheck), on its acquisition of RISQ Group, an industry leader in employment background checks across the Asia-Pacific region.

Clicks IT Recruitment

Advising the minority owner of Clicks IT Recruitment (part of the Beddison Group) on the partial sale of its interest in Clicks to Outsourcing Inc, a Japanese-listed company. Under the transaction, Outsourcing Inc. acquired a majority interest in the broader Beddison Group (including Clicks IT Recruitment).

City Mazda

Advising Montague Motor Company, the owner and operator of the City Mazda automotive dealership business in South Melbourne, on the sale of its business and assets to ASX-listed Automotive Holdings Group Limited (ASX: AHG) for A$24.4m plus net assets.

Koko Black

Advising Simon Crowe, founder of premium burger restaurant chain Grill'd, on the acquisition of luxury chocolatier business, Koko Black, from its administrators.

Risk Partners

Advising the founders of Melbourne-based specialist insurance broker, Risk Partners, on an equity investment by a subsidiary of ASX-listed Steadfast Group.

Oreana Financial Services

Advising on acquisition of Oreana Financial Services Limited (formerly NAB Private Wealth Advisory Limited), a private wealth and financial services company based in Hong Kong, from its parent company, National Australia Bank Limited.

DirectMoney

Adviser to marketplace lender, DirectMoney, on its ASX backdoor-listing and associated capital raising of A$11.2 million.

Strides Arcolab

Lead adviser to Indian pharmaceuticals company, Strides Arcolab, on its acquisition of part of South Africa's Aspen Pharmaceuticals' Australian generic drugs and over-the-counter business for A$380 million.

AussieCommerce Group

Advising on the acquisition of the Australian and New Zealand operations of daily deals business, LivingSocial, from its US-parent company, LivingSocial, Inc.

Hospital Telecom-
munications

Sale of hospital patient entertainment and communication service provider, Hospital Telecommunications, to ASX-listed Hills Limited.

Guardian Storage

Acting for the vendors in the sale of the Guardian Storage self-storage business to National Storage (ASX:NSR).

AussieCommerce Group

Advisor on the acquisition of various company defining transactions, including Spreets from Yahoo!7, DailyDo from its founders, brandsExclusive from APN and Cudo from Ninemsn.

Pacific Tiger Group / Proserpine Capital Partners

Acting for Proserpine Capital Partners and Pacific Tiger Group in their joint investment in Western Australian fracking company, Condor Energy, as part of an equity and debt capital raising.

Regus Group

Acting for global workspace solution company Regus Group (LSE:RGU) on its acquisition of the Australian serviced office network operated by Corporate Executive Offices.

Funtastic

Acting for Funtastic (ASX:FUN) on its divestment of the Madman group of companies, one of Australia’s leading film and content distributors, to a consortium of investors.

Lead Logistics

Advising Lead Logistics on its joint venture partnership with international freight distributor, Kerry Freight.

Founders of ATAP/ABS

Advising on the sale of the Australian Truck and Auto Parts Group and Auto Brake Service national franchise networks of brake and auto repairs specialists to Metcash Limited (ASX:MTS).

AEA Investors

Advising AEA Investors LP on the Australian aspects of its global acquisition of the municipal, industrial and services water and waste-water treatment operations and assets of Siemens Water Technologies.

Ultimate Medical

Advising on the sale of the assets of airway management device supplier and innovator, Ultimate Medical, to global medical devices provider, Teleflex Incorporated (NYSE: TFX).

Vita Group

Acting for Vita Group on the sale of its Australian, New Zealand and Malaysian polymers businesses.

Eurofins

Acting for Eurofins (Euronext:ERF) on its acquisition of a majority interest in mgt-LabMark Environmental.

Founders of Best Friends Pets

Advising the founders of Best Friends Pets on the restructure of the group and sale of a strategic interest to Archer Growth.

Funtastic

Acting for Funtastic (ASX:FUN) on its acquisition of all of the shares in Chill Factor Global and Hydro-Turbine Developments.

Australian Air Express

Advising Australian Air Express on the sale of AaE Retail to Star Track Express.

AUX Investments

Advising on the restructure of the joint venture between Qantas and Australia Post relating to Star Track Express and Australian Air Express.

Funtastic

Advising Funtastic (ASX:FUN) on acquisitions of international rights to certain licensed products.

Eurofins

Acting for Eurofins (Euronext:ERF) on its acquisition of a majority shareholding in Agrisearch Services, a company engaged in agricultural and biological research and testing services.

AW Distribution

Acquisition of Austral Wright Metals from Crane Enfield Metals.

Stolthaven

Advising Stolthaven on its successful tender and subsequent lease and development arrangements with the Newcastle Port Authority for a greenfields Bulk Liquids Terminal at Newcastle.

AW Distribution

Acquisition of Atlas Steels from Greenstone Partners Private Capital.

Austin Ventures

Sale of Austin Ventures’ interest in Asset International to Genstar Capital.

Fletcher Building

Acquisition and roll up of various insulation installation businesses around Australia.

Carrick Capital

Advising on the Australian aspects of Carrick Capital’s investment in Procura.

Other Transactions

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Testimonials

“We engaged Clarendon Lawyers when we acquired Cudo from Mi9 in 2013 and we have continued to actively engage Clarendons for our M&A transactions since then, including our acquisitions of Spreets, DailyDo, mynetsale and brandsExclusive.

Clarendons’ top-tier experience of their directors combined with their practical and specialist knowledge of M&A has ensured that we have received responsive, high-quality advice and service during a crucial period of growth for our business. Clarendons continue to punch well ‘above their weight’ in the M&A legal market.”

Adam Schwab

Managing Director, AussieCommerce Group

“I would like to express my enormous thanks to you and your team in the background for your work on the transaction. I have worked with a number of top law firms throughout Europe and the service we received from you was second to none. This includes the quality of your work, your responsiveness and the ease of working with you. It made life so much easier to have such competent, safe and reliable pairs of hands working with us to the challenging deadlines; and it was a genuine pleasure working with you, at all times.”

Arvinder Ahuja

Senior Solicitor, Vita Group United Kingdom

“Clarendon Lawyers have serviced Funtastic for the past few years and their work has covered a wide variety of areas. Their attention to detail and the professionalism, depth and quality of their staff in all these briefs have been very beneficial to the company as it transforms itself from a pure Australian toy distributor to an international supplier and distributor of toys and homewares products. The association with Clarendon Lawyers is a valued one.”

Shane Tanner

Chairman, Funtastic Limited