Financial Services Mergers and Acquisitions

Minter Ellison’s dedicated M&A team specialises in transactions affecting financial services organisations, managed investment schemes and investment funds. As industry experts, we add significant value in due diligence and broader issues of risk identification and allocation, and work closely with our experts in competition law, real property, tax structuring and acquisition finance.

Our M&A team is experienced in the negotiation and execution of transactions affecting ADIs, general insurers, life insurers and regulated non-operating holding companies, including transactions affecting statutory funds, debt portfolios and insurance portfolios. Our expertise also relates to the regulatory and corporate governance issues often arising in transactions involving regulated institutions.

Our team advises in transactions affecting the control of wealth management organisations and managed investment schemes, the transfer of management rights, the merger and reconstruction of managed investment schemes through schemes of arrangement and the demutualisation of life insurers, building societies, credit unions and friendly societies.

15 November 2011

On 10 November 2011, ASIC issued Regulatory Guide 228: Prospectuses: Effective disclosure for retail investors (RG 228) to addresses previous issues with prospectus disclosure, especially the need to provide retail investors with relevant information in a form that can be readily understood. This Alert highlights the key elements of RG 228.