Mark Standen
|Partner

Mark has developed expertise in the acquisition and sale of retirement villages and portfolios. Amongst many transactions, he acted for Aevum Limited in its acquisition of the Sakkara portfolio, for IOR Group on several acquisitions, and for the Retirement Villages Group in its landmark acquisition of the Zig Inge portfolio.

Mark has also acted in mergers and acquisitions in the medical equipment, wholesale pharmaceutical distribution and health insurance areas for clients such as Fresenius Kabi, Fresenius Medical Care, Medibank Private, and Zuellig.

A$1.6 billion Lloyds Banking Group sale of Capital Finance and BOS International Australia

Minter Ellison and Allen & Overy acted as joint legal advisers to the Lloyds Banking Group on the sale of its Australian asset finance business, Capital Finance Australia Ltd (CFAL), and its corporate loan portfolio, BOS International Australia Ltd (BOSI) to Westpac Banking Corporation for approximately A$1.55 billion in total.

A$1.75 billion sale and privatisation of Port of Newcastle

Minter Ellison was the sole legal adviser to NSW Treasury in relation to the $1.75 billion sale (by way of long term lease) and privatisation of Port of Newcastle, which is the world's largest coal export port.

The A$1.75 billion restructure and refinancing transaction establishes a new benchmark in transaction preparation and execution, as reflected in the financial outcome which significantly exceeded market expectations. The transaction will free up much needed capital to help the NSW Government fund the revitalisation of the Newcastle CBD, and a backlog of other critical public infrastructure across New South Wales, including hospitals, schools and roads.

IAG's A$1.85 billion acquisition of Wesfarmers Insurance

Acted for Insurance Australia Group Limited (IAG) on the $1.85 billion acquisition of the Australian and New Zealand insurance underwriting businesses of Wesfarmers Limited, the number 1 and number 5 general insurers in Australia respectively.

Interim Health Care acquisition of Just Better Care

Advised Interim HealthCare Inc, a network of home-care, hospice and health staffing franchises backed by private equity firm The Halifax Group, on its acquisition of the Just Better Care group, a franchisor of in-home nonmedical and medical-care services across Australia.

NSW Ports Refinancings

Our Ports team is the leading legal specialists in this sector, with key roles advising on all recent major national port refinancing deals. Minter Ellison were the sole legal advisers to NSW Treasury in relation to the A$5.07 billion restructure and refinancing of the State-owned assets of Port Botany and Port Kembla, with proceeds from the transaction to be invested in the NSW Government's infrastructure fund, Restart NSW. That transaction completed on 31 May 2013.

2015