Bega Cheese - financing for Vegemite acquisition
We acted for Bega Cheese in relation to the financing of its 2017 acquisition of Vegemite and associated Mondelez brands.
The matter involved negotiating a $500 million acquisition financing facility as part of Bega Cheese’s syndicated banking arrangements, allowing Bega Cheese to successfully complete its historic acquisition of an iconic brand.
SprintQuip – UK acquisition financing
I advised SprintQuip in relation to an acquisition facility obtained from a big four bank to finance the purchase of a key target in the United Kingdom and for general working capital purposes.
This transaction involved dealing and negotiating with international counterparties and their advisers, significant multi-jurisdictional complexity and a challenging timeframe.
Anacacia Capital – investment in Force Fire
We acted for private equity firm Anacacia Capital on their investment in the Force Fire group.
This transaction involved the drafting and negotiation of complex transaction documents, including bespoke shareholder arrangements and preference shareholding structures.
Trov – implementation of key strategic alliance
We acted for US insurance technology company Trov in relation to the establishment of a key strategic alliance relationship with a leading Australian insurer.
This matter involved complex intellectual property and financial services regulatory issues.
Duxton Asset Management - investment in Ceres Agricultural Company
We advised Duxton Asset Management and its clients on this cross-border investment and financing transaction, relating to a major Australian pastoral and cropping business.
It entailed the negotiation of convertible security relationship and acquisition documentation, intercreditor arrangements with the senior lender, restructure documentation and service arrangements.
The transaction was successfully completed within an aggressive timetable.
Foreign investment approvals
I regularly advise international clients in relation to Australia’s foreign investment framework, including assisting clients to obtain approvals for high value acquisitions or acquisition programmes in Australia.
These matters generally require technical expertise in Australia’s complex foreign investment legislation.