Advising on the sale of Australian-based cake business The Cake Syndicate (which owns the iconic ‘Susan Day’ and ‘Big Sister’ cake brands).
Advising ASX-listed industrial group EVZ Limited (ASX:EVZ) on its placement and underwritten renounceable rights issue offer.
Advising emerging ASX-listed lithium company Lithium Power International Limited (ASX:LPI) on its institutional placement (including free attaching options on a one-for-one basis).
Advising Forbidden Foods, an Australian-owned and operated superfoods business specialising in high quality organic rice, on its third party strategic investment.
Acting for Proserpine Capital Partners in the roll up of the Brisbane-based Complete Canopy & Filter Services business into portfolio company, Lotus Filters, Australia's leading commercial kitchen exhaust system cleaning & filter maintenance business.
Advising Bluethumb, Australia’s largest online art gallery, on its successful Series B funding round.
Advising Genpact (NYSE:G) on its acquisition of the assets of Fiserv’s (NASDAQ:FISV) Australian cheque processing business.
Advising Lithium Power (ASX:LPI) on its strategic capital raising, including two-tranche institutional placement and partially underwritten share purchase plan.
Advising Healthcare Australia on its acquisition of Employ-Ease, a private and government subsidised quality training provider in the aged care and disability sector.
Advising Recoveries Corporation Group on its sale to Transaction Capital, a South African company listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE:TCP).
Advising The Sita Group on the sale of its “Avalon Airport Transfers” business to SkyBus.
Advising Jacobs Engineering Group (NYSE:JEC) on its acquisition of Aquenta Consulting, a leading provider of integrated project services in Australia.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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).
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.
Advising Simon Crowe, founder of premium burger restaurant chain Grill'd, on the acquisition of luxury chocolatier business, Koko Black, from its administrators.
Advising the founders of Melbourne-based specialist insurance broker, Risk Partners, on an equity investment by a subsidiary of ASX-listed Steadfast Group.
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.
Adviser to marketplace lender, DirectMoney, on its ASX backdoor-listing and associated capital raising of A$11.2 million.
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.
Advising on the acquisition of the Australian and New Zealand operations of daily deals business, LivingSocial, from its US-parent company, LivingSocial, Inc.
Sale of hospital patient entertainment and communication service provider, Hospital Telecommunications, to ASX-listed Hills Limited.
Acting for the vendors in the sale of the Guardian Storage self-storage business to National Storage (ASX:NSR).
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.
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.
Acting for global workspace solution company Regus Group (LSE:RGU) on its acquisition of the Australian serviced office network operated by Corporate Executive Offices.
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.
Advising Lead Logistics on its joint venture partnership with international freight distributor, Kerry Freight.
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).
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.
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).
Acting for Vita Group on the sale of its Australian, New Zealand and Malaysian polymers businesses.
Acting for Eurofins (Euronext:ERF) on its acquisition of a majority interest in mgt-LabMark Environmental.
Advising the founders of Best Friends Pets on the restructure of the group and sale of a strategic interest to Archer Growth.
Acting for Funtastic (ASX:FUN) on its acquisition of all of the shares in Chill Factor Global and Hydro-Turbine Developments.
Advising Australian Air Express on the sale of AaE Retail to Star Track Express.
Advising on the restructure of the joint venture between Qantas and Australia Post relating to Star Track Express and Australian Air Express.
Advising Funtastic (ASX:FUN) on acquisitions of international rights to certain licensed products.
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.
Acquisition of Austral Wright Metals from Crane Enfield Metals.
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.
Acquisition of Atlas Steels from Greenstone Partners Private Capital.
Sale of Austin Ventures’ interest in Asset International to Genstar Capital.
Acquisition and roll up of various insulation installation businesses around Australia.
Advising on the Australian aspects of Carrick Capital’s investment in Procura.
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“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.”
“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.”
“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.”