Areas of Expertise

Capital Markets, Corporate & Advisory, Mergers & Acquisitions

David is an experienced and highly regarded legal adviser to listed public companies, private equity funds, large and medium sized private companies, and other business entities.

Clients value his commitment to, and focus on, maximising the commercial outcomes they seek.David’s expertise includes takeovers, private equity transactions, capital raisings, advising on divestments, mergers by way of schemes of arrangement and other joint venture arrangements, and a broad range of one-off commercial transactions. He is also an experienced and skilled negotiator, and is recognised for his innovative and results-oriented approach.

What others say

"Recognised Lawyer, Corporate and M&A"
Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2017-2021
"Best Lawyer, Mergers and Acquisitions Law"
Best Lawyers Peer Review 2016-2024
"Best Lawyer, Commercial Law"
Best Lawyers Peer Review 2018-2024

Experience

CTC Precast Pty Ltd and Precast Civil Industries

Advising CTC Precast and Precast Civil Industries on the acquisition of the Rocla Group of companies from Fletcher Challenge Australia and the joint venture of these companies with certain CEPC private equity funds.

Airtasker Limited (ASX:ART)

Advising Airtasker Limited on its pre-IPO restructuring and on its IPO.

Pro-Pac Packaging Limited (ASX; PPG)

Advising Pro-Pac Limited on the divestment of its Rigid Plastics Division to Cormack Holdings Pty Limited, a local subsidiary of us based TricorBraun Inc for approx. $50 million.

Pro-Pac Packaging Limited (ASX:PPG)

Acting for Pro-Pac Packaging Limited on its acquisition of Perfection Packaging Pty Ltd and Perfection Packaging Unit Trust, and its underwritten placement and share purchase plan to fund the acquisition.

McPherson's Limited (ASX:MCP)

Advising Australian health, wellness and beauty company McPherson’s Limited on its joint venture agreement with the Chemist Warehouse Group.

QSR

Advising QSR on the conditional sale of 100% of shares in the company, which owns and operates 42 KFC stores in New South Wales, to New Zealand Stock Exchange listed Restaurant Brands New Zealand Limited, for A$82.4 million to be satisfied by approximately A$60 million in cash and the balance in shares.

Device Technologies Australia

Acting on the partial divestment by the founding shareholders and key management of Device Technologies Australia to private equity firms HarbourVest (US) / RMB Capital Partners (AU).