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MinterEllison Advises Vitalharvest on $185 million ASX Listing
MinterEllison, July 2018
Australia

MinterEllison has advised Vitalharvest on the A$185 million IPO of the Vitalharvest Freehold Trust on the ASX. The Vitalharvest Freehold Trust (ASX:VTH) owns one of Australia's largest aggregations of citrus and berry farms, which are split over approximately 3,700 hectares and 130 property titles located across New South Wales, Tasmania and South Australia...

MinterEllison wins prestigious AustCham Westpac Australia China Business Award for second consecutive year
MinterEllison, May 2018
Australia

Announced at a gala dinner in Shanghai on Thursday, 17 May 2018, MinterEllison was awarded the AustCham Westpac Australia China Business Award (ACBA) in the Professional and Business Services Category for the second consecutive year. For 25 years, the AustCham Westpac ACBA's have been recognising Australian and Chinese companies working together in the Greater China region...

MinterEllison advises Bain Capital and Only About Children on acquisition of Little Learning School
MinterEllison, April 2018
Australia

MinterEllison advised global private equity leader Bain Capital and childcare operator Only About Children which, prior to the deal, operated 44 campuses across Melbourne and Sydney...

Financing for Amaysim’s Acquisition of Online Energy Retailer Click Energy
MinterEllison, April 2017
Australia

Mobile service reseller, ASX-listed amaysim Australia Limited, has announced a binding agreement to acquire Australia's first online energy retailer Click Energy for A$120 million. The consideration will comprise A$80 million cash and A$40 million of scrip...

Minter Ellison Deal Profile: Acquisition of H-E Parts International LLC and H-E Parts Australian Holdings by Hitachi Construction Machinery Co Ltd US$240 million
MinterEllison, January 2017
Australia

Japanese heavy machinery manufacturer Hitachi Construction Machinery Co Ltd (Hitachi) has acquired H-E Parts International LLC and H-E Parts Australian Holdings LLC (collectively H-E Parts). H-E Parts provides solution services to the mining, quarrying, heavy construction, and materials processing...

MinterEllison Advises on A$1.2 billion Private Equity Offer for SAI Global
MinterEllison, September 2016
Australia

ASX-listed SAI Global Limited announced it has entered into a Scheme Implementation Deed in relation to a A$1.2 billion buyout and take-private proposal from private equity firm Baring Private Equity Asia. The transaction will be implemented by way of a members' scheme of arrangement under Part 5 of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth)...

MinterEllison Advised Brookfield Office Properties in Sale of Iconic Sydney King Street Wharf Property for A$525 Million
MinterEllison, June 2016
Australia

In the largest single office property deal in the Sydney market in the past two years, Brookfield Office Properties has sold Macquarie Group Building 1 in the King Street Wharf precinct for A$525 million to Charter Hall. The purchase is a joint venture between Charter Hall Core Plus Office and Morgan Stanley Real Estate Investing's pan-Asian fund...

MinterEllison launches flexible lawyer business
MinterEllison, April 2016
Australia

Today, MinterEllison launches MinterEllison Flex, a new business that gives clients access to specialist contract lawyers to flexibly cover or boost their in-house capacity and capability...

MinterEllison launches Human Resources & Industrial Relations practice in Western Australia – two market-leading partners and their team joining the firm
MinterEllison, March 2016
Australia

MinterEllison today announced it is launching a Human Resources & Industrial Relations (HR&IR) practice in Western Australia, to be led by laterally recruited partners Kathy Reid and Craig Boyle. Mr Boyle commences at MinterEllison next week and Ms Reid will arrive before the end of this financial year...

Aveo takes over Freedom in $215.5 million retirement village deal
MinterEllison, February 2016
Australia

The Aveo Group, Australia’s leading owner, operator and manager of retirement communities, has acquired 100% of Freedom Aged Care Pty Ltd for A$215.5 million, comprising cash, scrip and assumption of debt. Freedom owns and operates more than 1000 units in 15 retirement communities in Queensland, NSW, Victoria and Tasmania, as well as a development pipeline of 533 units...

High Court Win for Australian Generic Pharmaceutical Companies on Blockbuster Cholesterol Drug
MinterEllison, September 2015
Australia

In a unanimous judgment handed down today, Australia's High Court dismissed a final attempt by AstraZeneca to prevent generic pharmaceutical companies, including two of Minter Ellison's clients, from selling their competitor versions of its Crestor (rosuvastatin) cholesterol drug...

Asaleo Care Completes IPO and Lists on the Australian Securities Exchange
Minter Ellison, June 2014
Australia

Asaleo Care Limited has completed its initial public offering of shares and listing on the Australian Securities Exchange. The IPO raised approximately A$655.8 million at an issue price of A$1.65 per share (determined under a bookbuild) and the company commenced trading shares on a conditional and deferred settlement basis on Friday, 27 June 2014...

Restructure of Australia’s Financial Systems Must Promote Innovation, Efficiency and Competition To Secure Our Future
Minter Ellison, April 2014
Australia

While Australia survived the recent Global Financial Crisis relatively unscathed, business as usual will not be enough to secure a productive future for Australians, according to Minter Ellison’s financial services experts...

'Firms choose their own destinies', claims new CEO
Minter Ellison, March 2014
Australia

The newly appointed chief executive of an Australian big six law firm has rejected the view that top tier firms are just 'treading water' and unable to achieve growth. Tony Harrington, who was named as Minter Ellison's new CEO earlier this week, has told Australasian Lawyer in an interview following his appointment that "there is a lot of opportunity for growth"...

Deal Profile: Quadrant Private Equity closes new Fund at A$850 million
Minter Ellison, March 2014
Australia

Leading Australian buyout firm Quadrant Private Equity has closed its seventh fund at A$850 million a little over a month after launching the capital raising. The Fund attracted significant interest from both domestic and offshore investors, with the best following of foreign investors of any new Australian fund. It was two times oversubscribed...

Minter Ellison Assists Key Client IAG in a Strategic Acquisition
Minter Ellison, January 2014
Australia

Insurance Australia Group Limited (IAG) announced the acquisition of the Australian and New Zealand insurance underwriting businesses of Wesfarmers Limited (Wesfarmers). Minter Ellison acted as legal adviser to IAG, with an advisory team led by Sydney Head of M&A, James Philips, with partners Mark Standen and Christopher Brown...

Tax Professionals Join Minter Ellison Hong Kong to Launch Regional Practice
Minter Ellison, July 2013
Australia

Minter Ellison Hong Kong has recruited two of Asia's foremost tax professionals to spearhead the development of the firm's tax capability in the region. Christian Pellone, a former senior international tax partner in EY's Greater China Tax Practice with regional responsibilities, has joined Minter Ellison International as a partner...

Sale of Pittwater Place Shopping Centre
Minter Ellison, August 2012
Australia

Reported to be the largest neighbourhood shopping centre transaction in Australia in the past 18 months, Brookfield has completed the sale of Pittwater Place Shopping Centre to RREEF Real Estate in an off-market transaction. Minter Ellison advised key relationship client Brookfield on the sale. Partner Virginia Briggs led the work...

Minter Ellison continues to grow its successful construction practice in Asia
Minter Ellison, August 2012
Australia

Minter Ellison today announced that construction specialist Henry Sherman has joined the firm in Hong Kong as a Senior Consultant. Mr Sherman's appointment continues the rapid expansion of the firm's successful Asian construction practice in response to a flourishing portfolio of work...

Long-term contractor for the Meandu Mine appointed by Stanwell Corporation
Minter Ellison, July 2012
Australia

Minter Ellison has advised TEC Coal, a subsidiary of Queensland Government-owned energy company Stanwell Corporation, on the letting of the long-term rolling mining services contract at the Meandu Mine to Downer EDI. The cost reimbursable contract, which has an initial term of five and a half years, will begin in January 2013 and have a value in the range of A$600 million to A$800 million...

Strategic acquisitions by Minter Ellison client Australian Bluegum Plantations
Minter Ellison, July 2012
Australia

This week, Australian Bluegum Plantations Pty Limited added some high quality assets to its portfolio. Australian Bluegum Plantations is owned by an international forestry investment fund advised by Global Forest Partners, a leader in global timberland investments and one of the biggest plantation managers in Australia...

Blackthorn Resources' fully underwritten A$40 million equity capital raising
Minter Ellison, July 2012
Australia

Minter Ellison advised Blackthorn Resources Limited on its fully underwritten A$40 million 2 for 17 accelerated pro-rata entitlement offer and institutional placement, announced this week. Blackthorn Resources is an ASX-listed and Australian-based resources company with a portfolio of African assets including zinc, gold, copper, nickel and silver group metals...

Private placement in Universal Coal by Hong Kong-based investor
Minter Ellison, July 2012
Australia

Minter Ellison advised new client Power Origin Developments BVI, an entity controlled by Hong Kong-based mining, minerals and resources investor Yat Hoi Ning, on its private placement in ASX-listed Universal Coal plc. Under the deal, Power Origin will acquire equity in Universal Coal in two tranches, worth around A$7 million and A$3 million respectively. The placement gives Power Origin a 19...

Top tier Finance partner joins Minter Ellison's Perth office
Minter Ellison, July 2012
Australia

Minter Ellison today announced that specialist finance partner Gemey Visscher has joined the firm in Perth...

Minter Ellison announces senior appointments
Minter Ellison, June 2012
Australia

The Minter Ellison Legal Group has announced the appointment of five partners, sixteen special counsel and twenty-eight senior associates effective 1 July 2012. The promotions bring to thirteen the total number of new partners appointed since the beginning of this year...

Minter Ellison advised on takeover offer by Shandong Energy Group Co. Ltd for Rocklands Richfield
Minter Ellison, June 2012
Australia

Minter Ellison advised ASX-listed coal explorer Rocklands Richfield Limited, which has signed a Bid Implementation Agreement with Linyi Mining Group Co. Ltd, a subsidiary of Chinese State-owned Shandong Energy Group Co. Under the agreement, Linyi will make an off-market cash takeover offer for all the issued shares in Rocklands Richfield. The offer price of A$0...

Minter Ellison advises on Baosteel and FMG consolidation of interests in FMG Iron Bridge
Minter Ellison, June 2012
Australia

Minter Ellison’s Perth office has reinforced its growing credentials as the legal gateway between China's investment houses and Western Australia’s mineral riches in a transaction that links Baosteel, one of China’s biggest steel groups, with Fortescue Metals Group (FMG), Australia's third largest iron ore miner...

Minter Ellison advised Brookfield Australia Funds Management Limited on sale of Brisbane's 'gold' tower
Minter Ellison, June 2012
Australia

Minter Ellison advised Brookfield Australia Funds Management Limited on the A$195 million off-market sale of its office tower at 10 Eagle Street, Brisbane, to Commonwealth Managed Investments Limited, the responsible entity of Commonwealth Property Office Fund...

Minter Ellison's new Perth premises opened by WA Premier
Minter Ellison, June 2012
Australia

Minter Ellison's new office premises in Perth were officially opened by the Premier of Western Australia, the Hon Colin Barnett, at a launch event attended by clients, government and industry leaders on Thursday, 21 June. Chief Executive Partner, John Weber, said the new 'state of the art' offices reflect the firm's commitment to Western Australia...

Minter Ellison advises on sale by Lloyds banking group of Australian corporate real estate loans portfolio
Minter Ellison, June 2012
Australia

Minter Ellison advised Lloyds International Pty Limited, whose subsidiaries BOS International (Australia) Limited and Capital Finance Australia Limited have entered into an agreement to sell a portfolio of Australian corporate real estate loans to AET SPV Management Pty Ltd (as trustee of the Lawson Trust) for approximately A$620 million...

Minter Ellison advises on AMP Limited's acquisition of the Cavendish Group
Minter Ellison, June 2012
Australia

Minter Ellison advised AMP Limited on its acquisition of the Cavendish Group, the largest self-managed superannuation fund (SMSF) administrator in Australia with more than 5,000 funds and 110 employees...

Minter Ellison appointed to the Commonwealth's Legal Services Multi-Use List
Minter Ellison, June 2012
Australia

Minter Ellison has been appointed to all panels under the Legal Services Multi-Use List arrangements set up by the Commonwealth Attorney-General's Office of Legal Services Coordination. The Multi-Use List provides agencies with a pre-approved list of law firms for the purpose of procuring legal services...

Minter Ellison advised Redcape Property Fund on acquisition and recapitalisation
Minter Ellison, May 2012
Australia

A consortium of hedge funds, comprising Goldman Sachs Asia, Varde and New York-based York Capital, completed its acquisition of 100 per cent of the securities of Redcape Property Fund and recapitalised Redcape with new debt facilities in May 2012. Minter Ellison advised Redcape and its responsible entity, Trust Company, in this transaction...

Minter Ellison advised on the acquisition of ASX-listed Charter Hall Office REIT
Minter Ellison, May 2012
Australia

Minter Ellison advised the syndicate of banks that provided the A$1 billion financing in relation to the acquisition of ASX-listed Charter Hall Office REIT by a consortium comprising Reco Ambrosia Pte Ltd (an affiliate of Government of Singapore Investment Corporation Pte Ltd), Public Sector Pension Investment Board (a Canadian pension fund) and Charter Hall Property Trust...

New partner and head of London Finance practice appointed
Minter Ellison, May 2012
Australia

Minter Ellison today announced the appointment of Nicola Marley, a London-based, Australian-qualified finance lawyer, as a partner and head of the firm's London finance team. She joins from Mayer Brown International LLP. "Nicola's appointment continues our strategic commitment to London," John Weber, Minter Ellison's Chief Executive Partner said...

Global recognition for Minter Ellison competition partner
Minter Ellison, April 2012
Australia

Geoff Carter, who leads the Mergers Unit of Minter Ellison's Australasian Competition Group, has been named one of the world's top 40 young competition lawyers. Mr Carter was the sole Australian included in Global Competition Review's "40 under 40" list – a list of the world's most talented young competition lawyers compiled by the respected antitrust law journal and news service...

New partner joins Minter Ellison's burgeoning Technology team
Minter Ellison, April 2012
Australia

Minter Ellison today announced that technology and telecoms specialist Anthony Borgese has joined the firm as a partner. He is the ninth hire by the firm's top-rated Technology team in the past 12 months and is based in Sydney. "We're delighted to welcome a senior practitioner of Anthony's calibre," Anthony Lloyd, head of Minter Ellison's TMT Industry Group, said...

Minter Ellison launches essential guide for insurance industry
Minter Ellison, March 2012
Australia

Minter Ellison has launched the seventh edition of its marketing leading publication Insurance Contracts Act Handbook, widely regarded by the insurance industry as an authoritative overview of Australia's Insurance Contracts Act 1984 and associated legislation because of its detailed research and case law analysis...

Minter Ellison advised National Can Industries Limited on Scheme Implementation Agreement
Minter Ellison, March 2012
Australia

Minter Ellison advised the independent directors of National Can Industries Limited (NCI), which this week entered into a Scheme Implementation Agreement with ESK Holdings Pty Ltd and Michael Wesley Tyrrell. ESK will acquire, under a Scheme of Arrangement, all of the ordinary shares in NCI held by NCI shareholders other than Tyrrell family interests and Bennamon Pty Ltd...

Pinnacle service accolade in Queensland
Minter Ellison, March 2012
Australia

Minter Ellison's Brisbane team has been named Queensland's best professional services firm at the 2012 BRW Client Choice Awards. "These awards showcase the top-performing professional services firms around the country and set a high bar for overall performance and service excellence...

Minter Ellison named a 2012 Employer of Choice for Women
Minter Ellison, March 2012
Australia

Minter Ellison has been awarded a 2012 Employer of Choice for Women citation by the Federal Government's Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Agency (EOWA). The citation is a prestigious acknowledgement by EOWA of organisations that are recognising and advancing women in the workplace...

Minter Ellison advised Cockatoo Coal Limited on its A$313 million capital raising
Minter Ellison, March 2012
Australia

Long-standing client Cockatoo Coal Limited has announced a A$313 million capital raising via a share placement to South Korean company SK Networks. Cockatoo Coal is an ASX-listed metallurgical and thermal coal development and production company with assets in Queensland and New South Wales. Minter Ellison has been a key adviser to the company since it listed in 2005...

Minter Ellison among the best lawyers in 2012
Minter Ellison, March 2012
Australia

A significant number of Minter Ellison lawyers have been named as leaders in their area of practice in the 2012 Best Lawyers in Australia list published in The Australian Financial Review. Best Lawyers seeks to acknowledge those lawyers held to be leaders in their area of practice by the market and by their peers. This year, 152 Minter Ellison lawyers were named in the list...

Minter Ellison continues Asia push with Beijing posting for London partner
Minter Ellison, February 2012
Australia

Minter Ellison today announced that it has relocated the head of its London finance practice, partner Nigel Clark, to the Beijing office to develop the firm's finance capability in Greater China and Mongolia...

Chinese A$2.18bn takeover offer for Extract Resources
Minter Ellison, February 2012
Australia

Taurus Mineral, owned by Chinese state-owned CGNPC Uranium Resources Company and PRC-based China Africa Development Fund, is to make a A$2.18bn downstream takeover offer for Extract Resources Limited. This offer follows on from Taurus Minerals' successful upstream £632m (approx A$967m) offer for Kalahari Minerals plc...

WikiLeaks Class Action Victory
Minter Ellison, February 2012
Australia

Minter Ellison's media team, led by partner Peter Bartlett, worked with a local Indonesian law firm to achieve a stunning victory in the Indonesian courts for long-standing client Fairfax Media...

UK Supreme Court refuses to enforce an arbitral award under the New York Convention
Minter Ellison, November 2010
Australia

The Supreme Court of the United Kingdom has upheld two lower court decisions refusing to enforce an arbitral award under the New York Convention in the recent decision of Dallah Real Estate and Tourism Holding Company v The Ministry of Religious Affairs, Government of Pakistan [2010] UKSC 46...

Alert - Resource for Financial Services Professionals
Minter Ellison, November 2010
Australia

We are pleased to announce the release of a new edition of Minter Ellison's Integrated FSR. Integrated FSR brings together the financial services provisions of Chapter 7 of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) and related regulations, explanatory materials, class orders, and references to Treasury and ASIC material in a single easy to use package...

Alert - Melbourne takes the lead in green building retrofits
Minter Ellison, October 2010
Australia

The Victorian parliament has passed legislation that will make it easier for commercial building owners and occupiers in the City of Melbourne to obtain finance for environmental retrofitting works. The Local Government and Planning Legislation Amendment Act 2010 (Vic) (LP&G Act) was passed on 14 September 2010...

Minter Ellison Assisting in Acquisition of Healthscope
Minter Ellison, October 2010
Australia

Acquisition of Healthscope Minter Ellison is acting for Healthscope in relation to the acquisition proposal it received from a private equity consortium comprising TPG Capital and The Carlyle Group...

 

 


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