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Chris Allen
Partner
I specialise in mergers and acquisitions and private equity transactions. I also regularly advise on general corporate, securities law, governance and foreign investment matters, with particular expertise in the healthcare, media, technology, consumer and education sectors.
  • +61 2 9921 8778
  • 0403121081

I recently returned to MinterEllison to focus on private equity, special situations and alternative funding after spending nearly four years working for a corporate law firm. There, I worked on deals including PEP and Carlyle's joint purchase of iNova, and KKR's purchase of Laser Clinics Australia. I have also worked to advise the likes of Affinity Equity Partners, ICG, Allegro and VGI Partners.

Career highlights

Private Equity

  • KKR on its acquisition of Laser Clinics Australia and Skinstitut (2017)
  • Pacific Equity Partners and The Carlyle Group on their acquisition of iNova (2017)
  • CHAMP Private Equity on its investment in Dutton Garage (2017)
  • Quadrant Private Equity in its sale of Canberra Data Centres to HRL Morrison & Co (2016)
  • Ardent Leisure Limited on its sale of Goodlife Health Clubs and Hypoxi to Quadrant Private Equity (2016)
  • Primary Health Limited on its sale of MedicalDirector to Affinity Equity Partners (2016)
  • CHAMP Private Equity on its acquisition of Container Chain (2016)
  • Pacific Equity Partners on its acquisition of Kerry Pinnacle, and associated bolt-on transactions (2015)

Capital Markets

  • Link Group Limited (Pacific Equity Partners) on its ASX listing, market capitalisation on listing A$2b (2015)
  • Metro Property Development on its withdrawn $600m initial public offering (2015)
  • iSentia Group Limited (Quadrant Private Equity) on its ASX listing, market capitalisation on listing A$408m (2014)
  • APN Outdoor Limited (Quadrant Private Equity) on its ASX listing, market capitalisation on listing A$425m (2014)
  • The PAS Group Limited (Propel, State Super and Macquarie) on its ASX listing, market capitalisation on listing A$204m (2014)

Mergers and Acquisitions

  • Qube Holdings Limited (ASX:QUB) on the proposed $9.05 billion takeover (with a consortium comprising CPPIB, GIP and CIC) of Asciano Limited (ASX:AIO) and the related acquisition of Asciano’s Ports business (2015-2016)
  • REA Group Limited on its $750m acquisition of iProperty Group Limited by scheme of arrangement (2015) & proposed acquisition of PropertyGuru (2015)
  • Alinta Energy on its $1.6 billion refinancing, including a hybrid equity raising from its institutional shareholders (2014-2015).