Mergers & Acquisitions

Members of the Coleman Greig Mergers & Acquisitions team are not only experienced in negotiating deals on behalf of their clients, but they also have a keen mind for business and a pragmatic, commercial approach to problem solving that enables them to deliver the best results in a timely and cost-effective manner.

With a priority on achieving a successful outcome for clients, our team can provide expert advice on acquisitions, mergers, joint ventures, reconstructions, takeovers and capital raisings.  We can help sellers prepare their business for sale, then work with them throughout the sale process or assist purchasers by undertaking due diligence, establishing initial terms and conditions, drafting legal agreements and then negotiating the deal.

We have a history of involvement in transactions where the consideration ranges from $0.6m to $60m and are adept at working collaboratively with our clients' other professional advisers in structuring, negotiating, documenting and settling the best deal for our client. Our industry experience is comprehensive and extends across transport, manufacturing, logistics, finance, construction, health and pharma and IT.

We regularly help sellers prepare their business for sale, then work with them throughout the sale process or assist purchasers by undertaking due diligence, establishing initial terms and conditions, drafting legal agreements and then negotiating the deal to maximise the value of the transaction for our client and minimise risk.

With the support of our Employment, IP and Property teams, particularly during due diligence phase, we are able to provide our clients with a comprehensive and seamless service.

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Past Performance:

  • Successfully provided commercial advice on business merger and acquisition strategies for a wide range of clients including those in the manufacturing/distribution, medical, professional services, construction and transport/logistics industries for transactions valued from $5 million - $50 million.
  • Worked collaboratively with major accounting firms to facilitate the sales of assets and shares.
  • Collaborated with lawyers in Australia and overseas to manage the sale of an Australian research company in a US-based transaction.
  • Negotiated and drafted joint venture and shareholder documentation for French, American, Korean and Japanese subsidiaries in Australia.

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Publications

  • A Plain English Guide for Directors on Insolvency and Safe Harbour - 26 Sep 2019
    Allowing a company to trade while insolvent could have serious ramifications for individual directors. If a director is found to have knowingly allowed a company to trade while in financial difficulty, he/she could be held personally liable for the debts incurred to liquidators or creditors - and could even be found guilty of criminal action.
  • CBD-Style Legal Services Now on the Doorstep for Campbelltown-Macarthur Residents - 23 Jul 2019
    Warrick McLean
    Residents and businesses within the Campbelltown-Macarthur region now have access to a wider range of commercial and personal legal services, expertise and support following Coleman Greig Lawyers' opening of offices in the centrally-located Oran Park Podium.
  • Getting your Business Ready for Sale - 14 May 2019
    Rebecca Hegarty, Peter Stewart
    A business owner might look towards selling their business for a variety of reasons. The choice might be triggered by an expression of interest, or simply a decision based on the ripeness of the market.  Sometimes, the sale is forced on a business owner due to circumstances outside their control or having come out of a dispute between business partners.  To get the most value for your business, it is important to conduct due diligence in order to ensure that it is ready for sale. This article outlines Coleman Greig's top 5 tips for getting your business 'sale ready'.
  • Industry recognition for expertise and impact - 6 Sep 2017
    Warrick McLean
    Coleman Greig is thrilled with the recent recognition of two of its Principals, Malcolm Gittoes-Caesar and Caroline Hutchinson, in industry awards.
  • Coleman Greig joins international network of law firms - 8 May 2017
    Caroline Hutchinson, Peter Stewart
    Coleman Greig is excited to announce that we have become the only Australian law firm to become a member of First Law International (FLI), a global network of over 75 independent full-service, high quality law firms.

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