Business Transactions

Navigating an increasingly complex business environment requires smart, practical advice and insight to help businesses manage risk and achieve commercial objectives. We run our own business, and understand the challenges involved in managing a business and that it is important we take the time to get to know your business. 

We represent local, national and international clients, including publicly listed and private companies, across the spectrum of industry sectors and commercial transactions - from business and company acquisitions and disposals, partnership, joint venture and shareholder agreements, business structuring advices, supply terms and conditions, through to franchising, licensing and manufacturing arrangements.

We understand the challenges for businesses and companies at different stages of their growth cycle and are focused on delivering practical outcomes.

Services

  • Agency agreements
  • Business sale and acquisition
  • Business structuring and restructuring
  • Due diligence
  • Franchising
  • Joint ventures
  • Licensing
  • Manufacture and supply agreements
  • Sale terms and conditions
  • Services agreements
  • Shareholders’ and partnership agreements
  • Trust structures

Experience

Australian FloorStyle Co-operative Limited

Assisting Australian FloorStyle Co-operative Limited in their restructure from a proprietary company to a co-operative, which included drafting establishment documentation and advising on leasing, employment contracts, governance issues and key contracts.

Attune Hearing

Assisting Attune Hearing, Australia's largest privately owned audiology company, at all stages of its growth, including establishment documents, group structuring issues, leasing, employment contracts, employee share plans, capital raisings, shareholding and governance issues, acquisitions, occasional disputes and key contracts.

BDS VirCon

Acting and advising on the sale of the BDS VirCon group, a multinational building information modelling, steel detailing and rebar detailing firm with subsidiaries and operations across Thailand, the UK, the US, India and New Zealand, to DBM Global (a subsidiary of HC2 Holdings, Inc listed on the NYSE).

Good Price Pharmacy Group

Ongoing advice to one of the fastest growing pharmacy brands in Australia, including stakeholder arrangements, structuring, acquisitions, employment advice, and developing the legal framework for its franchise model.

GWA Group (ASX:GWA)

Developing a pro forma suite of documents for use within this ASX 200-listed Group, including contract signing procedures, distribution, supply and dealer agreements and a master supply agreement.

JCDecaux Australia

Assisting the Australian operations of the JCDecaux Group, a worldwide outdoor advertising and media company, with tenders and contracts for long-term advertising infrastructure and services contracts with government bodies, major public transport providers and telecommunications companies.

Jobadder

Advising this specialised software company on a corporate restructure, expansion into United States, a capital injection by Seek Limited, and subsequent sell-down by company founder to Seek to increase their equity position.

Maleny Dairies

Restructure to provide optimal asset allocation and intellectual property licensing to this well known Queensland dairy.

NRMA Travel

Advising on the acquisition of a group of businesses in the wholesale travel industry, including drafting complex share purchase agreements as well as earn-out provisions, and the disposal of NRMA’s suite of wholesale travel businesses to the Travel Corporation.

Nexia Australia

Advising on the partnership agreement for this Australian and international association of accounting firms.

OO Australasia

Advised this leading online retailer on internal structural realignments, acquisition of golf equipment business, and its disposal to Grays Online.

RE/MAX

Advising on the acquisition of the RE/MAX master franchise in Australia and New Zealand, and compliance with the Franchising Code of Conduct.

Softlink International Limited

Acting on the sale of Softlink to the Constellaton Group of Canada involving a dual track sale process involving over 60 major and minor shareholders.

SmartClinics

SmartClinics is a rapidly growing GP network across Australia which has seen us advise on 20 M&A deals in 12 months, along with a broad range of other advice including fund raising and creating of a bespoke set of class shares to facilitate GP clinic co-ownership.

Taylor Byrne 

Advising this large regionally focused valuation practice on acquisition of multiple regional valuation practices in Queensland and New South Wales.

StockCo Group

Advising on the sale of 30% of the Australian business of this trans-Tasman agricultural lender to a subsidiary of Elders Limited.

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Partners, Steven Cardell and Paul O’Dea were recently listed in Doyle’s Guide to the Australian Legal Profession - Leading Property and Real Estate Lawyers – Brisbane 2016. To make this list requires feedback from various sources but most importantly our clients. We thank our clients for that valuable input and look forward to assisting in your continued property growth.  VIEW MORE

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