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Kieren Parker
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The work that I undertake with clients is across the spectrum of M&A, corporate and commercial transactions. I bring the additional perspective gained through investing a significant part of my career working on the client side of transactions holding executive roles from corporate development and strategy to line management with P&L responsibility.


I trained with a US corporate firm in Sydney, and then worked with a magic circle firm in London, specialising in private equity.  I have never been too far from the industry, taking commercial roles with portfolio companies of The Carlyle Group in London (energy infrastructure) and Advent Capital in Sydney (construction), and consulting to CHAMP Private Equity.  I understand first hand the time involved in building trust to originate a transaction, the commercial dynamics and obstacles, and the role that a good lawyer plays.
 

 

 

"Kieren brings more than just a purely legal perspective, utilising his previous industry experience to recognise when a situation calls for more than just a legal solution. This is particularly helpful where, as is often the case, issues are complex and involve legal, commercial and strategic factors."

 

Mike Aston
Business Executive Advisor, Accenture
 

Qualifications

B Com LLB (Hons 1st class) – University of Sydney


Financial Modelling for Mergers, Acquisitions and Buyouts


Euromoney Training, London, 2008
 

Latest Knowledge
Australian Government Proposes Scheme to Block Illegal Offshore Wagering Websites
13 December 2018
The Australian Federal Government is reviewing the possibility of introducing an Internet filtering scheme which would result in participating internet service providers (ISPs) blocking illegal offshore wagering websites which have been referred to the ISPs by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA).
MORE INFORMATION
Direct Selling Legal Update - December 2018
06 December 2018
There have been a number of significant legal developments which impact upon the direct selling sector in the second half of 2018. In this newsletter, we take a closer look at some of those developments.
MORE INFORMATION
Commercialisation of Intellectual Property
14 November 2018
In this edition of BenchTV, Partner, Donna Short and Special Counsel, Hazel McDwyer discuss the phases of a commercialisation project, the types of intellectual property in commercialisation agreements, and the need for the protection of intellectual property both on a domestic and global scale.
MORE INFORMATION

The areas that I advise clients falls mainly within the following categories:

 

  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Private equity
  • Startup and venture capital fundraising
  • Contract negotiation and general commercial
  • Corporate governance
     
 

Qualifications

B Com LLB (Hons 1st class) – University of Sydney


Financial Modelling for Mergers, Acquisitions and Buyouts


Euromoney Training, London, 2008
 

Latest Knowledge
Australian Government Proposes Scheme to Block Illegal Offshore Wagering Websites
13 December 2018
The Australian Federal Government is reviewing the possibility of introducing an Internet filtering scheme which would result in participating internet service providers (ISPs) blocking illegal offshore wagering websites which have been referred to the ISPs by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA).
MORE INFORMATION
Direct Selling Legal Update - December 2018
06 December 2018
There have been a number of significant legal developments which impact upon the direct selling sector in the second half of 2018. In this newsletter, we take a closer look at some of those developments.
MORE INFORMATION
Commercialisation of Intellectual Property
14 November 2018
In this edition of BenchTV, Partner, Donna Short and Special Counsel, Hazel McDwyer discuss the phases of a commercialisation project, the types of intellectual property in commercialisation agreements, and the need for the protection of intellectual property both on a domestic and global scale.
MORE INFORMATION
Ardent Leisure Group
Companies in the Ardent Leisure Group, including AMF Bowling and Goodlife Health Clubs, on their acquisition of various businesses.
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Venture Capital Fundraising
Advising startups on their early-stage and expansion capital fundraising and strategic acquisitions, as well as early stage investors.
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Pureprofile Limited
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.
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Inabox Group Limited
I have advised ASX listed telco Inabox Group Limited on a number of corporate transactions, including its acquisition of the Hostworks Group in February 2017 and its acquisition of Logic Communications in March 2017.
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Conference Call International
I acted for the shareholders of CCI, the largest independent conferencing and collaboration provider in Australia, in its $18m disposal to ASX listed MNF Group Limited in February 2017.
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EnviroSuite Limited
I act for ASX listed EnviroSuite Limited, an environmental technology and consulting business, on its corporate and commercial transactions, including fundraising and its $15m disposal of its consulting arm to ERM Global in June 2017.
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Queensland Mining Corporation Limited
Queensland Mining Corporation Limited on its $53m disposal of its White Range project to Moly Mines Limited.
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GPS Wealth Limited
I advised the shareholders of GPS Wealth on its sale to ASX listed Easton Wealth Limited in July 2017.
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Spacer Marketplaces Pty Limited
Spacer Marketplaces Limited on its acquisition of Parkhound and its associated fundraising.
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Other Corporate Transactions
Other Corporate Transactions include the following....
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Qualifications

B Com LLB (Hons 1st class) – University of Sydney


Financial Modelling for Mergers, Acquisitions and Buyouts


Euromoney Training, London, 2008
 

Latest Knowledge
Australian Government Proposes Scheme to Block Illegal Offshore Wagering Websites
13 December 2018
The Australian Federal Government is reviewing the possibility of introducing an Internet filtering scheme which would result in participating internet service providers (ISPs) blocking illegal offshore wagering websites which have been referred to the ISPs by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA).
MORE INFORMATION
Direct Selling Legal Update - December 2018
06 December 2018
There have been a number of significant legal developments which impact upon the direct selling sector in the second half of 2018. In this newsletter, we take a closer look at some of those developments.
MORE INFORMATION
Commercialisation of Intellectual Property
14 November 2018
In this edition of BenchTV, Partner, Donna Short and Special Counsel, Hazel McDwyer discuss the phases of a commercialisation project, the types of intellectual property in commercialisation agreements, and the need for the protection of intellectual property both on a domestic and global scale.
MORE INFORMATION
Tax Breaks Proposed to Encourage Startup Investment
7/4/2016
As part of its focus on innovation and Australia’s entrepreneurial culture, the Turnbull government has proposed significant tax incentives to encourage seed investment in high growth Aussie startups.
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ASIC targets algorithms in offering carrots, sticks and exchange programs to fintech startups
31/3/2016
Since establishing its Innovation Hub almost 12 month ago, ASIC has guided 75 fintech startups through the Australian regulatory regime and has granted 10 of them licenses.
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New employee share scheme tax concessions are good news, but not the only options
20/7/2015
The employee share scheme (ESS) laws changed on 1 July 2015 to reverse some unpopular measures and to introduce an additional tax concession for startups. The ATO also released a "safe harbour" valuation methodology to complement the new startup concession. However the ESS tax concessions are not the only options for companies looking to incentivise staff. Ultimately, the type of ESS that best suits a company will be a function of the interplay between tax, accounting and reporting considerations as well as the company's objectives in establishing the scheme.
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How the penalties doctrine can re-cut the terms of M&A deals and other corporate transactions
5/2/2015
This article looks at some common commercial terms that, unless properly structured, are at risk of challenge under the penalties doctrine.
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Private Equity and MBOs - How to Sell Your Business or Attract Equity to Grow Through a Private Equity Buy-Out (Article 9 of 9)
17/4/2014
For private business owners or managers looking to sell their business or a stake in it, or to fund its next stage of growth, this is the ninth in a series of nine articles which provide a guide to understanding private equity and the private equity buy-out process.
View Full Focus Paper
Private Equity and MBOs - How to Sell Your Business or Attract Equity to Grow Through a Private Equity Buy-Out (Article 8 of 9)
11/4/2014
For private business owners or managers looking to sell their business or a stake in it, or to fund its next stage of growth, this is the eighth in a series of nine articles which provide a guide to understanding private equity and the private equity buy-out process.
View Full Focus Paper
Private Equity and MBOs - How to Sell Your Business or Attract Equity to Grow Through a Private Equity Buy-Out (Article 6 of 9)
27/3/2014
For private business owners or managers looking to sell their business or a stake in it, or to fund its next stage of growth, this is the sixth in a series of nine articles which provide a guide to understanding private equity and the private equity buy-out process.
View Full Focus Paper
Private Equity and MBOs - How to Sell Your Business or Attract Equity to Grow Through a Private Equity Buy-Out (Article 7 of 9)
26/3/2014
For private business owners or managers looking to sell their business or a stake in it, or to fund its next stage of growth, this is the seventh in a series of nine articles which provide a guide to understanding private equity and the private equity buy-out process.
View Full Focus Paper
Private Equity and MBOs - How to Sell Your Business or Attract Equity to Grow Through a Private Equity Buy-Out (Article 5 of 9)
19/3/2014
For private business owners or managers looking to sell their business or a stake in it, or to fund its next stage of growth, this is the fifth in a series of nine articles which provide a guide to understanding private equity and the private equity buy-out process.
View Full Focus Paper
Private Equity and MBOs - How to Sell Your Business or Attract Equity to Grow Through a Private Equity Buy-Out (Article 4 of 9)
12/3/2014
For private business owners or managers looking to sell their business or a stake in it, or to fund its next stage of growth, this is the fourth in a series of nine articles which provide a guide to understanding private equity and the private equity buy-out process.
View Full Focus Paper
Private Equity and MBOs - How to Sell Your Business or Attract Equity to Grow Through a Private Equity Buy-Out (Article 3 of 9)
5/3/2014
For private business owners or managers looking to sell their business or a stake in it, or to fund its next stage of growth, this is the third in a series of nine articles which provide a guide to understanding private equity and the private equity buy-out process.
View Full Focus Paper
Private Equity and MBOs - How to Sell Your Business or Attract Equity to Grow Through a Private Equity Buy-Out (Article 2 of 9)
26/2/2014
For private business owners or managers looking to sell their business or a stake in it, or to fund its next stage of growth, this is the second in a series of nine articles which provide a guide to understanding private equity and the private equity buy-out process.
View Full Focus Paper
Exclusion of Liability, Limitation of Liability and Consequential Loss: Regional Power Corporation Rejects the Peerless Formulation
21/1/2014
A question that Australian courts have been grappling with for the past six years is where to draw the line in calculating damages when a contract expressly excludes "consequential loss". Following the decision in Regional Power Corporation a limitation of liability clause that excludes simply "conseguential loss" will leave a lot to chance.
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Qualifications

B Com LLB (Hons 1st class) – University of Sydney


Financial Modelling for Mergers, Acquisitions and Buyouts


Euromoney Training, London, 2008
 

Latest Knowledge
Australian Government Proposes Scheme to Block Illegal Offshore Wagering Websites
13 December 2018
The Australian Federal Government is reviewing the possibility of introducing an Internet filtering scheme which would result in participating internet service providers (ISPs) blocking illegal offshore wagering websites which have been referred to the ISPs by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA).
MORE INFORMATION
Direct Selling Legal Update - December 2018
06 December 2018
There have been a number of significant legal developments which impact upon the direct selling sector in the second half of 2018. In this newsletter, we take a closer look at some of those developments.
MORE INFORMATION
Commercialisation of Intellectual Property
14 November 2018
In this edition of BenchTV, Partner, Donna Short and Special Counsel, Hazel McDwyer discuss the phases of a commercialisation project, the types of intellectual property in commercialisation agreements, and the need for the protection of intellectual property both on a domestic and global scale.
MORE INFORMATION