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Bart Oude-Vrielink
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Bart is one of Australia's foremost corporate law specialists and capital markets lawyers. A partner in MinterEllison's Private Equity and Capital Markets practice group, he has more than 30 years experience advising Australian and international public and private companies, stockbrokers and financial institutions.

Bart provides legal advice in numerous industry sectors including banking and finance, media, construction, manufacturing, mining, pharmaceuticals and healthcare.

He advises on a diverse range of transactions including regulated mergers and acquisitions, global offerings, IPOs and other equity raisings, private equity raisings, privatisations / corporatisations, financial services, corporate governance & regulation, foreign investment, managed investment schemes and all forms of schemes of arrangement including insolvency related restructures.

Bart's long standing clients include Sigma Pharmaceuticals, Lazard, Gloucester Coal, Consolidated Press Holdings, Consolidated Media Holdings, Computershare, Mirvac Group, Village Roadshow, Ferrier Hodgson, Ridley Corporation, Austock Group Limited, Evans & Partners, ANZ Banking Group and Thorney Investment Group.

Who's Who Legal: Capital Markets 2015 and Who's Who Legal 2016 – Compendium Edition has identified Bart as being amongst the world's leading capital markets lawyers and leading specialists in Debt and Equity.

Sale of Pacific Hydro renewable energy business

Acted for the Board and senior management of Pacific Hydro Pty Ltd in the sale by IFM (as fund manager of its Australian Infrastructure Funds) of its Pacific Hydro renewable energy business to China State Power Investment Corporation

SB&G Hotel Group acquires A$500m hotel portfolio

Acted for SB&G Hotel Group on its hotel portfolio acquisition from Eureka Funds Management.  The portfolio of hotels includes the Intercontinental Melbourne, Crowne Plaza Melbourne, Crowne Plaza Coogee, Crowne Plaza Canberra and Holiday Inn Potts Point.  SB&G Hotel Group is now the largest owner of IHG-operated hotels in Australia, employing more than 800 staff


A$530 million takeover of Warrnambool Cheese & Butter by Saputo Inc

Advised Warrnambool Cheese and Butter Factory Holdings Limited (WCB) in responding to competing takeover offers from Bega Cheese (hostile), Saputo (recommended) and Murray Goulburn (unsolicited). This was one of the most vigorous auctions for control in recent Australian Corporate history, with a total of 9 bids made by the three bidders. Saputo's winning bid valued Warrnambool at approximately A$530m.

Bupa acquisition of Dental Corporation

Advised Dental Corporation Holdings Limited (Dental Corp) in relation to its A$500m acquisition by Bupa Health Pty Ltd by scheme of arrangement.

Citadel Resource Group Limited A$1.25bn takeover of Equinox Minerals

Advised ASX-listed Citadel Resource Group Limited, on the recommended A$1.25bn cash and scrip takeover offer from copper producer Equinox Minerals Limited. The deal combined Citadel's advanced Jabal Sayid copper and gold project in Saudi Arabia with Equinox's Lumwana copper project in Zambia to form a company with a potential 260,000 tonnes of copper production a year by 2015. The successful takeover launched the combined group into the mid-tier of global copper producers.

2016