Daniel Scotti
Partner, Sydney
I am an experienced corporate lawyer, focused on capital markets and mergers and acquisitions (M&A). My expertise is in initial public offerings (including dual tracks and dual listings), placements, rights and entitlement offers, secondary offers, and convertible and corporate bond offers. My M&A experience covers private treaty deals and public transactions such as schemes and takeovers. I also advise on compliance, reporting and disclosure under the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) and Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) Listing Rules.

My clients include listed and private companies, managed investment schemes, private equity sponsors, institutional investors, and lead managers and underwriters.

Clients value my cross-border experience, having worked for a top-tier law firm in New York, as well as my practical advice and innovative solutions.

Career highlights

  • Yancoal Australia Limited - advised on the A$3.2 billion equity raising to fund the acquisition of 100% of the shares in Coal & Allied
  • Intermediate Capital Group – advised on the $2.5 billion IPO and ASX listing of Link Administration Holdings Limited
  • Vitaco Holdings Limited – advised on the $330 million buyout and take-private of Vitaco Holdings Limited by way of a scheme of arrangement, following on from the $320 million IPO and ASX listing of Vitaco the preceding year
  • Insurance Australia Group Limited – advised on $1.5 billion placement and SPP to fund its $1.85 billion acquisition of the Australian and New Zealand insurance underwriting businesses of Wesfarmers Limited
  • Tegel Group Holdings Limited – advised on Tegel's $551 million initial public offering (IPO) and dual listing on the ASX and New Zealand Exchange (NZX) 
  • Lloyds Banking Group – advised on the $1.55 billion sale of Lloyds' Australian asset finance business (Capital Finance Australia Limited) and corporate loan business (BOS International (Australia) Limited) to Westpac Banking Corporation
  • Bellamy's Australia Limited – advised Bellamy's on the $60.4 million pro rata accelerated non renounceable entitlement offer of Bellamy’s Australia Limited 
  • Joint lead managers and underwriters – advised on the $67.5 million pro rata accelerated non renounceable entitlement offer of Xenith IP Group Limited 
  • Advised on ALS's $325 million pro rata accelerated non renounceable entitlement offer
  • SkyCity Entertainment Group Limited – advised SkyCity on its NZ$263 million pro rata accelerated entitlement offer
  • isentia Group Limited – advised on the $465 million IPO and ASX listing