Business Acquisition, Separation and Integration

Achieving the anticipated value of merger and acquisition activity is critically dependent on correctly understanding and identifying the business being sold or acquired and either separating or integrating that business from or into the balance of the business cost-effectively. This is becoming more difficult given the increasing complexity and interdependence between key information management systems and core business processes.

MinterEllison’s team leverages its extensive commercial experience and knowledge of how businesses operate at a core operations level to assist clients to assess properly potential M&A activity through targeted, intelligent due diligence and to make a meaningful assessment of the likelihood of achieving the required operational efficiencies necessary to underwrite that activity.

ASIC information technology refresh (STAR) program

Assisted the Australian Securities and Investments Commission with multiple projects within its IT refresh program — procurement of service oriented architecture, multiple systems integration projects, significant hardware and software purchases and the establishment of various panel arrangements.