$18m sale of Australia’s largest independent conferencing provider
I acted for the shareholders of Conference Call International, the largest independent conferencing and collaboration provider in Australia, in its $18 million disposal to ASX-listed communications specialist, MNF Group, in February 2017. The acquisition was funded by way of placement of MNF shares to institutional and sophisticated investors.
Australian expansion of Singapore headquartered Crosspoint Telco
I have advised Singapore headquartered Crosspoint Telecommunications in relation to the expansion of its operations in Australia, most recently, its strategic acquisition of Australian IT services firm, Allcom Networks, from ASX-listed telco, PS&C Group.
Crosspoint is a trusted business technology solutions provider offering comprehensive end-to-end managed IT solutions in voice, video, managed IT services and professional services. Allcom is a strategic investment for Crosspoint to grow its managed service practice for government, education and corporate customers in the Australian market, with the advantage of being able to deliver such services globally through Crosspoint’s international operations.
Strategic Acquisition by Pureprofile of Leading Digital Marketing Business
Pureprofile, advised by Addisons, completed its second strategic acquisition since listing on the ASX in July 2015, with the group now joined by Cohort Global, a leading digital marketing business with operations in Australia, UK and US.
Patersons Securities underwriting of $21m JUMBO
I was a member of the Addisons team that advised Patersons securities on the underwriting of a $21 million rights issue, comprising an accelerated institutional offer followed by a retail offer and bookbuild, as well as both priority and general sub-underwriting arrangements.
CathRx - Fully Subscribed $10.6 million Rights Issue
Our ECM team assisted CathRx, an Australian public medical device company, in its highly successful rights issue to raise $10.6 million. This objective of this issue was to fund the final stage development and commercialisation plans of the company with respect to its new range of traditional and novel heart catheters.
KJ Risk Group – New Partnership with Austbrokers
Bringing together insurance brokerage heavyweight, Austbrokers (AUB Group), and KJ Risk Group, a specialist firm in corporate insurance, risk advice and alternative risk financing, we advised on one of the few M&A transactions in the Australian insurance space in 2015.
Countplus subsidiary, Advice389 - kick starts equity partnership business strategy with 40% stake in Hunter Financial
Advice389 is off to a flying start in the implementation of its equity partner business model, with our M&A team taking Advice389 successfully through its first acquisition of an equity stake in highly-regarded financial services firm, Hunter Financial.
Our team acted for KBL Mining Limited in Supreme Court and Takeovers Panel proceedings against a vexatious lender that instigated a 4 month long campaign to seek to thwart KBL’s refinancing efforts and bring about a default under KBL’s existing loan.
Novogen $32.4 million Fundraising
Acted for Novogen, a rapidly expanding drug discovery company listed on the ASX and NASDAQ, in a series of debt and equity capital raisings since 2013. Most recently, our team advised Novogen in the raising of $15.5 million pursuant to a placement to US institutional investors and the simultaneous conduct of a rights issue offer to existing shareholders to raise a further $16.9 million.
Matrix42 Acquisition of Silverback and Expansion into Australia
Advised Matrix42, Europe’s most innovative workspace management solution vendor, on its expansion into Australia and acquisition of Silverback, an established Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) vendor with a strong, loyal and growing customer base, including major financial services companies in the Asia Pacific region.
Acquisition of significant cement works
Advised a consortium of investors in relation to the acquisition of significant cement works. The transaction involved extensive negotiations in relation to the allocation of risk with respect to contingent liabilities as well as an in-depth analysis of the landholder duty implications of the transaction.
Multi-Option Facility for International Software and Service Provider
Advised an international software and service provider in relation to its refinancing of a secured multi-option facility agreement involving both revolving and non-revolving loan facilities. Due to the global reach of our client’s business, it was necessary that the facilities be available and repayable in multiple different currencies, with the ability to change between currencies at any time. The new debt facility also provided funding for our client to explore new acquisition opportunities.
Hostile takeover of junior gold explorer
Takeover bid involving two ASX-listed gold junior explorers, whose fates were intertwined by a longstanding farm-in and joint venture agreement. The complexity of the takeover bid reached new heights with the commencement of Takeovers Panel proceedings in relation to a myriad of legal issues arising from the takeovers provisions of the Corporations Act.
M2 Telecommunications $248 million Takeover Offer for Dodo and Eftel
I was part of the team that advised Eftel in relation to M2 Telecommunications’ $248 million takeover offer to acquire both Dodo and Eftel.
Merger of Hood Sweeney and Shearer + Elliss
Acted for Hood Sweeney, a South Australian professional services firm, in its merger with Shearer + Ellis, a boutique accounting, financial planning and business coaching firm.
APAC Resources Limited
Advised this major Hong Kong based minerals trading and investment organisation in its numerous dealings in Australia, including in connection with its significant shareholdings in major Australian ASX listed companies and related FIRB issues.
Omnilab Media Sale of Post-Production and VFX Houses to Deluxe Entertainment
Our team acted for Omnilab Media and its related entities in the sale of a number of its key creative and media businesses to the Australian arm of international screen service company, Deluxe Entertainment Services Group Inc.
Sale of Business Intelligence Company IntierraRMG to SNL
I was a member of the Addisons team that acted in the sale of mining intelligence company IntierraRMG to US financial intelligence group, SNL.
Phoenix Oil & Gas Limited – Backdoor Listing as “High Peak Royalties Limited”
Phoenix Oil & Gas Limited asked us to act in its recent backdoor listing on the ASX.