Directions in Private Equity presents the developments and issues shaping Private Equity in Australia.

Directions in Public M&A presents the trends shaping the public M&A market in Australia.

A Corporate HQ Advisory resource.

Directions in Equity Capital Markets presents the developments and issues shaping ECM in Australia.


MinterEllison's corporate team has extensive and market leading experience in all aspects of corporate and securities laws. We act for a large and established client base of international and Australian public and private clients.

Recognised for our ability to provide commercially and legally sound strategic advice, and apply technical skills to the 'real world' of the marketplace, we work with clients to identify and manage problems or opportunities and to act quickly and decisively when they arise.

Our experience covers corporate governance, commercial transactions and matters, strategic M&A (including major public M&A transactions, friendly public M&A and hostile takeover bids, public to private transactions, private transactions including trade sales and joint venture arrangements, defence roles, schemes of arrangement, advice on M&A strategy and innovation in developing new solutions), capital raisings and initial public offers and legal due diligence, private equity, foreign investment, financial services, including managed investment schemes and superannuation.

We have a reputation for cutting edge advice and are consistently involved in complex, difficult and novel transactions. Our experience and outcome-focused approach is directed towards creating solutions that help clients to achieve their objectives in better, more cost-effective and time-efficient ways.

We also support our clients on the day to day issues that businesses commonly confront - many of which demand a pragmatic, commercial approach using the benefits of a lawyer's way of thinking, and some of which are simply bounced off us for 'stress testing'.

American Industrial Partners acquisition of “Moly-Cop”

Advised American Industrial Partners on its acquisition of the entities comprising Arrium Mining Consumables Division (“Moly-Cop”). The total enterprise value is USD$1.23 billion.

Steinhoff A$361 million take-private proposal for ASX listed Fantastic Holdings Limited

Advised Steinhoff Asia Pacific on its A$361 million take-private proposal for ASX listed Fantastic Holdings Limited. In Australasia, Steinhoff is a retailer of furniture and homeware through approximately 157 282 retail stores under the Freedom, Snooze, POCO and Bay Leather Republic brands and the newly acquired Fantastic Furniture, Plush and Original Mattress Factory brands and retails clothing, footwear and homeware under the brands of Best & Less, Harris Scarfe, Mozi and Store & Order, with approximately 300 stores.

CIMIC hostile takeover bids for UGL, Sedgman and Macmahon

Advised CIMIC on three hostile takeover bids, including its successful A$256 million unsolicited takeover bid for Sedgman Limited, its successful A$525 million unsolicited takeover bid for UGL Limited and its A$175 million takeover bid for Macmahon Holdings Limited.

Eclipx Group's $178 million takeover of Grays eCommerce Group Limited

Advised Grays Ecommerce Group Limited as target on Eclipx Group Limited's A$178 million takeover by way of scheme of arrangement.

$315.8 million buyout and take-private of Vitaco Holdings Limited

Advised ASX Listed Vitaco Holdings Limited, an Australian and New Zealand nutritional products company, on its $309 million acquisition by Shanghai Pharmaceuticals and Primavera Capital by way of a scheme of arrangement.