Marc Wyld is an experienced transactional and commercial lawyer who is dedicated to providing pragmatic and effective legal advice to enable his clients to achieve their commercial objectives.
He routinely advises on both complex and straightforward corporate transactions from heads of agreement/term sheet stage through to completion, including guiding his clients on both vendor and purchaser side through competitive sales processes, transaction and finance structuring, due diligence, warranties and indemnities (including warranty and indemnity insurance), transaction document negotiation, and the post-completion adjustment process.
While Marc advises on a wide range of transactions in different sectors, he has a specific expertise in cross border transactions, capital raisings, acting for and against private equity, advising startups and investors in startups, advising clients in the health, aged care and retirement villages space, and not-for-profits.
Marc is a trusted adviser for several ASX listed companies, private companies and not-for-profit clients. As well as advising these clients on transactions, Marc and his team take the time to get to know the client’s business so they can assist with practical and timely legal advice on day to day matters with a strong understanding of the client’s business objectives and imperatives. This involves a wide range of legal work including contract interpretation, assisting with the negotiation of key supplier and customer contracts, local and international distribution agreements, privacy, services agreements, government funding agreements and regulatory compliance.
Marc has been recognised by his peers as one of the Best Lawyers in Australia (2020 – 2022) in the area of Retirement Villages and Senior Living Law. Marc has been recognised by Doyle’s Guide as a leading (2017 – 2019) and recommended lawyer (2020 – 2021) in New South Wales and a leading (2017 – 2018) and recommended lawyer (2019) in Australia in the area of Health & Aged Care. Marc was a finalist in the Lawyers Weekly Partner of the Year Awards 2019.
Marc Wyld’s recent experience includes:
- Acting for J.G. Boswell Company on the sale of one of Australia’s largest land, water and infrastructure agribusinesses, Australian cotton grower and producer Auscott Limited, to Australian Food & Fibre. Auscott is a leading cotton producer with a large geographic farming footprint spanning across the three major cotton growing regions of Namoi, Macquarie and Murrumbidgee. The assets of Auscott Limited included 22,000 hectares of developed irrigation land in Central NSW and 143,000 megalitres of water entitlements, as well as associated properties, ginning, warehousing and marketing operations.
- Acting for Abacus Property Group on multiple acquisitions of self-storage facilities.
- Acting for GymSales, a leading international provider of fitness sales management tools, on its sale to ABC Financial, a Thoma Bravo portfolio company which is a leading provider of technology and related services for the fitness industry.
- Acting for Lendlease on the divestment of multiple non-core businesses.
- Acting for Walker Books Limited, a 40-year-old independent publisher of children’s books including Where’s Wally?/Where’s Waldo?by Martin Handford and Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBratney and Anita Jeram, on the Australian aspects of its sale to Trustbridge Global Media, a global children’s content company owned by Trustbridge Partners, a Shanghai-based private equity and venture capital firm.
- Acting for Auscott Limited on the divestment of its 17,300-hectare cropping aggregation and ginning business, the Midkin Aggregation, to Australian Food and Fibre. The sale included all its Gwydir Valley properties, 57,600 megalitres of water entitlements and the ginning site at Ashley, north of Moree, which has capacity to handle at least 200,000 bales a year.
- Acting for Sonari Pty Ltd on the divestment of the Metro Rehab Hospital, a 37 bed private rehabilitation hospital located in Petersham in Sydney’s Inner West which specialises in multidisciplinary medical rehabilitation and offers neurological, stroke, orthopaedic, reconditioning and cancer and pain management programs, to Royal Rehab Limited.
- Acting for The Benevolent Society on its expansion into South Australia by way of becoming the sole member of Inclusive Directions, a specialist provider of disability services to children.
- Acting for Complete Office Supplies, the second largest B2B office supplier in Australia, on multiple acquisitions including its acquisition of the Australian division of French-headquartered global office supplies company, Lyreco, which had annual revenue of $70 million prior to the acquisition.
- Advising a delisted public company on all aspects of its restructure and ultimate privatisation, including advising on the selective share buy back of shares from more than 800 minority shareholders, and the subsequent compulsory acquisition of minority shareholdings by a private family entity.