Private Equity

Minter Ellison’s pre-eminent private equity team advises many of the leading domestic and regional private equity funds that invest in Australasia. Our leveraged finance team also works extensively in private equity acting for the lending banks and mezzanine providers. The combined strength of the team has enabled us to advise on many of the best known transactions in Australasia in recent years, and on larger transactions for regional funds.

Our private equity experience includes management buyouts, secondary buyouts and dual track exit transactions. We also provide integrated capability covering all aspects of alternative investments including fund formation and structuring, capital raising, offshore fundraising, tax structuring, and local and offshore investments.

Minter Ellison’s international office network gives our private equity team a seamless multi-jurisdictional capability for bolt on, domestic and offshore private equity investments, and for rolling out expansion strategies.

We have substantial experience in developing and executing strategies for private equity funds to exit their investments. We work closely with the firm’s ECM and M&A experts to provide the complementary legal expertise on exits via IPOs or trade sale.

Sale of Laser Clinics Australia shares to Archer Growth

Advised Laser Clinics Australia and its shareholders on the partial sell-down of shares in Laser Clinics Australia to Archer Growth, a pre-eminent Australian private equity fund. Laser Clinics Australia is a leading non-surgical cosmetics treatments franchise business with a network of clinics in New South Wales, ACT, Queensland, South Australia and Victoria.

Sale of Skinstitut shares to Archer Growth

Minter Ellison advised Skinstitut and its shareholders on the partial sell-down of shares to Archer Growth, a pre-eminent Australian private equity fund for A$16.4m. Skinstitut is a leading Australian skincare brand.

Anchorage Capital Partners exit from Total Eden

Acted for Total Eden Holdings Pty Ltd, a leading retailer of sustainable water solutions, in its acquisition by ASX-listed Ruralco Holdings Ltd. Our role involved facilitating the exit of sole shareholder Anchorage Capital Partners from Total Eden Holdings Pty Ltd and represents the continuation of a strong working relationship between Minter Ellison and Anchorage.

A$465m iSentia Group Limited IPO and ASX listing

Acted for iSentia Group Limited on its initial public offering of ordinary shares and listing on the Australian Securities Exchange. Shares representing approximately 70% of iSentia's capital were offered at A$2.04 per share, implying an enterprise value of over A$465 million. On completion of the IPO, the business' pre-IPO majority owners, Quadrant Private Equity, will hold 25% of iSentia's issued share capital.

A$160m PAS Group IPO and ASX listing

Advised the PAS Group Limited on its initial public offering of ordinary shares and listing on the Australian Securities Exchange. Shares representing approximately 77% of PAS's capital are being offered at $1.15 per share, implying an enterprise value of around $160 million.