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

  • negotiated upside

    Macpherson Kelley acted for a business based in Australia, the Middle East and Singapore in buying a manufacturing entity. Focusing on the main risks in the transaction, we were able to shape the contracts to manage the main risks of distribution channels and key employees, saving time, stress and cost. We negotiated an altered working capital adjustment mechanism which meant the client extracted more value out of the transaction. The sale was completed on time and the client’s expectations were exceeded.

  • 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.

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