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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.
Acted together with Allen & Overy 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. The sale comprises a motor vehicle finance book of A$3.9 billion, equipment finance book of A$2.9 billion and a corporate loan portfolio of A$1.6 billion.