mergers and acquisitions

Whether it’s a suburban manufacturer or the Australian subsidiary of a global enterprise, a purchase or sale of a business is likely to be one of your most important transactions ever.

Knowing the risks to you and your particular business or the target can make the difference between a long, expensive process, or a smooth and efficient transaction with the right outcome at the right time.

If you’re selling, what you do before the deal can be almost as important as the deal itself.

Whether it’s a suburban manufacturer or the Australian subsidiary of a global enterprise, a purchase or sale of a business is likely to be one of your most important transactions ever.

Knowing the risks to you and your particular business or the target can make the difference between a long, expensive process, or a smooth and efficient transaction with the right outcome at the right time.

If you’re selling, what you do before the deal can be almost as important as the deal itself.

It might be making sure your business is structured correctly, you’re ready for due diligence, your IP is properly owned and registered or you’ve thought of all the tax angles. If you’re buying, it’s making sure you’re not only getting what you’re paying for at the right price, but it’s what you actually need and the sale will complete.

It’s all about the opportunity, risk and price – and getting practical advice that will help you make the right decisions as well as the attention to detail to get the right outcome from the deal.

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services

corporate structures and restructures
cross border transactions, including firb compliance
divestments and acquisitions of shares and assets
due diligence
joint venture arrangements
regulatory compliance
shareholder/partnership agreements
transaction structuring

what our
clients say

“Macpherson Kelley was recommended to us by a colleague in Hong Kong and it did not take long to know we were in safe hands. Macpherson Kelley have helped us from start to finish with the acquisition of Eliza Park International and navigating the Australian legal framework and Australian commercial expectations and customs of that transaction in very tight timelines. Without their help and support, the acquisition may not have been completed. Their focus on getting good commercial outcomes was critical in making sure we were dealing with the key matters. Since the acquisition we have used Macpherson Kelley for all of our Australian legal needs and view them as a partner in our business and an important piece in its ongoing success.”

alvin lui
ceo,
eliza park international

recent experience

  • making a splash

    Acting for Australian solar pool heating maker Sunbather, Macpherson Kelley helped the company through all aspects of a transaction that saw it acquired by US-based pool deck equipment manufacturer S.R. Smith. The deal enabled Sunbather, a pioneer in solar pool heating in Australia, to plan for the next stage of its growth. We assisted Sunbather throughout the process, handling due diligence, negotiations and contracts through to settlement of the deal.

     

  • taking care

    Macpherson Kelley acted for Blue Cross in its merger with Sapphire Care, making it one of the largest aged care providers in Victoria. This included initial strategic discussions, due diligence with a team of advisors, contract preparation, negotiation and execution, completion and post completion integration and filings. Our approach to materiality and overall commercial mentality enabled a faster and clearer due diligence process and a substantial deal was completed more simply than its complexity promised.

  • multi-national enters australia

    Macpherson Kelley assisted international prison communication systems company Telio Management GmbH acquire 75 per cent of Australian prison phone provider Comsec TR Pty Ltd. We helped German-based Telio navigate all aspects of Australian corporate law as it entered the Australian market for the first time. Telio is Europe’s leading provider of prison technology while Comsec TR currently provides communications services to approximately 50 per cent of the Australian prison population. The acquisition was Telio’s first in Australia and part of its strategy to become the world’s leading full-service provider of prison technology services.

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