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BRR Media interview with Kieren Parker, Senior Associate on Friday 15 May 2015 at 3:45pm.
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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.
 

 

 

"Daniel, Kieren and the team from Addisons have done an outstanding job on Anacacia's investment in LEDified Lighting Corporation. We at Anacacia have found them to be commercial and an absolute pleasure to deal with."

 

Jeremy Samuel
Anacacia
 

Qualifications

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


Financial Modelling for Mergers, Acquisitions and Buyouts


Euromoney Training, London, 2008
 

Latest Knowledge
Branching out into binary options? You might have double trouble
09 August 2017
If you are in the business of offering derivatives, you probably know that binary options are a form of derivative, and that you need a licence from the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) to offer them in Australia.
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Employment Law in Australia Overview
14 August 2017
In Australia, employment is primarily regulated by legislation at the Federal level. There are some areas, notably long service leave, which continue to be regulated at the State and Territory level.
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Poor Relationships with Colleagues Leads to Dismissal
03 September 2015
BRR Media interview with Martin O'Connor, Partner on Thursday 3 September 2015 at 4:00pm.
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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
Branching out into binary options? You might have double trouble
09 August 2017
If you are in the business of offering derivatives, you probably know that binary options are a form of derivative, and that you need a licence from the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) to offer them in Australia.
MORE INFORMATION
Employment Law in Australia Overview
14 August 2017
In Australia, employment is primarily regulated by legislation at the Federal level. There are some areas, notably long service leave, which continue to be regulated at the State and Territory level.
MORE INFORMATION
Poor Relationships with Colleagues Leads to Dismissal
03 September 2015
BRR Media interview with Martin O'Connor, Partner on Thursday 3 September 2015 at 4:00pm.
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Pureprofile
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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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
Start-ups, including goCatch (taxi booking app), Zenogen (hydrogen technology), Zookal (textbooks and student services) and Flirtey (unmanned aerial vehicles), on their early-stage and expansion capital fundraising, as well as advising Emrose BV on its investment in SocietyOne P2P Lending Trust (online consumer lending platform).
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Ord River Resources Limited
Ord River Resources Limited, on its off-market takeover bid for Dampier Gold Ltd, and associated Takeover Panel proceedings.
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iVox Pty Ltd
Shareholders of iVox Pty Ltd, a wholesale telco provider, on its sale to Telcoinabox Pty Ltd (now called Inabox Group Limited).
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Distra Pty Ltd
The management team of Distra Pty Ltd, on its $48.75 million sale by Starfish Ventures, National Australia Investment Capital Limited and other shareholders to US payments group ACI Worldwide Inc.
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InteriorCo Pty Ltd
InteriorCo, a portfolio company of RMB Capital, on its acquisition of the Chinese manufacturing group Opal (Shanghai) Office Furniture Ltd and MW Australia Co. Pty Ltd.
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Tamboran Resources Pty Limited
Tamboran Resources Pty Limited on a $71 million farm-in by Santos Limited to certain of Tamboran’s shale gas and oil assets, together with a $100 million equity investment by Santos Limited in Tamboran.
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Macquarie Bank
Macquarie Bank on its competing £2.7bn public to private bid for Associated British Ports plc.
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Warburg Pincus
Warburg Pincus on its £200m MBO of upstream oil assets from 4D Global Energy Development Capital, and related development-capital investment in Fairfield Energy Limited, an upstream oil group.
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SemGroup, LP
SemGroup, LP, a portfolio company of The Carlyle Group, a US$142.5m bolt-on of a UK energy infrastructure company from Dutch LNG developer 4Gas International.
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ISIS Group
Putting in place STI and LTI (two-tiered employee share scheme) plans for ISIS Group, a portfolio company of Advent Capital.
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Energy Infrastructure Asset
As a consultant: originating and advising a management team on a £90m MBO of an energy infrastructure asset (auction process ultimately withdrawn after final round bids)
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CHAMP Private Equity
Advising CHAMP Private Equity on its $1.5bn fundraising for the CHAMP III Australian and Worldwide funds
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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
Branching out into binary options? You might have double trouble
09 August 2017
If you are in the business of offering derivatives, you probably know that binary options are a form of derivative, and that you need a licence from the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) to offer them in Australia.
MORE INFORMATION
Employment Law in Australia Overview
14 August 2017
In Australia, employment is primarily regulated by legislation at the Federal level. There are some areas, notably long service leave, which continue to be regulated at the State and Territory level.
MORE INFORMATION
Poor Relationships with Colleagues Leads to Dismissal
03 September 2015
BRR Media interview with Martin O'Connor, Partner on Thursday 3 September 2015 at 4:00pm.
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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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Startup Fundraising and Valuation
2/4/2015
The terms of the capital issued by a startup in a funding round can disguise the real valuation of the startup implied by that round. This paper looks at three common securities - ordinary shares, convertible preference shares and convertible notes, and uses some simple examples to illustrate how certain terms can impact on valuation.
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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.
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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 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.
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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 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.
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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 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.
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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 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.
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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 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.
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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 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.
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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 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.
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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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Pre-emption Rights and Rights of First Refusal - First Mover Disadvantage?
8/7/2013
Rights of pre-emption and rights of refusal can be used in corporate and commercial contracts to give one party (‘preferred party’) rights to buy or sell just about anything from the party granting the rights (‘grantor’). In shareholders agreements for example, they are often used in favour of shareholders where one shareholder proposes to transfer its shares. There is a danger in overlooking the exact nature of these kinds of rights.
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M&A Purchase Price Calculations – the Locked Box Mechanism
9/11/2012
A ‘locked box’ is an alternative approach to preparing completion accounts, in the context of calculating the purchase price for private M&A transactions. Locked mechanisms will likely become more common as M&A activity picks up in favour of sellers, so it is thus timely to look at their advantages and the factors to consider when employing them.
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Addisons Contractual Interpretation Series – Entire Agreement Clauses – Entirely Reliable?
18/10/2012
This is one of a series of articles in which we review the judicial interpretation of some words and phrases that are commonly used in contracts. In this article we look at “entire agreement clauses”.
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‘Trapped Leavers’ - The Risk of Having to Buy Back the Equity of Sacked Managers
11/7/2012
Terminated managers normally pack up their desks. Now, they may also be able to cash in their chips. In a recent case two sacked managers of a private company obtained orders that forced the majority shareholder to buy back their equity at fair value. Private Equity firms should consider the significance of this decision when putting in place a management equity package.
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Launching a Takeover Bid? A Pre-Bid Strategy Will Help It Get Lift Off
15/6/2012
For a bidder launching a takeover or scheme of arrangement, a pre-bid strategy can give them a better chance of achieving lift off. This paper summarises our analysis of takeover and scheme data for the past decade, and it is hard to ignore the correlation between pre-bid strategies and success rates. We then identify different strategies that bidders should consider, from the most common to the less well known, and we also present a hybrid strategy of our own.
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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
Branching out into binary options? You might have double trouble
09 August 2017
If you are in the business of offering derivatives, you probably know that binary options are a form of derivative, and that you need a licence from the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) to offer them in Australia.
MORE INFORMATION
Employment Law in Australia Overview
14 August 2017
In Australia, employment is primarily regulated by legislation at the Federal level. There are some areas, notably long service leave, which continue to be regulated at the State and Territory level.
MORE INFORMATION
Poor Relationships with Colleagues Leads to Dismissal
03 September 2015
BRR Media interview with Martin O'Connor, Partner on Thursday 3 September 2015 at 4:00pm.
MORE INFORMATION