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Technology

The technology sector is revolutionising business, its interactions between suppliers and customers and the delivery of services.

The sector is undergoing significant evolution, convergence and "blurring of the lines" as technology companies are not only becoming media and content providers, consumer electronics and entertainment companies, and telecommunications providers, but are also becoming leaders in new industry verticals such as automotive, transportation, financial services, healthcare and retailing.

 

Our technology team understand the unique features of the technology sector: the drivers, the innovations and the trends. They enable our clients, be they large multinational corporations or emerging start-ups, to focus on innovation and growth.

Moving at the speed required for the technology sector, we support companies at all stages of their development and provide a one-stop-shop of solutions, including: 

  • Start-up solutions including strategic planning, research and development, business structures and accessing capital
  • Commercialisation, intellectual property (IP) protection and enforcement
  • Local and cross-border M&A (including private equity transactions), joint ventures and alliances
  • Marketing, sales, licensing and risk allocation
  • Supply-side technology transformations and outsourcings
  • Telecommunications regulatory and compliance, broadband and mobile rollouts, spectrum issues, access agreements
  • Employment, share schemes and incentives, migration and specialist visas
  • Privacy and data protection
  • Tax structuring
  • Business distress and insolvency
  • Managing disputes or crisis.

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Experience


M2 Group - $250m acquisition of Dodo and recommended takeover of Eftel Limited


TPG Telecom Limited - binding sale agreement to acquire 100% of Telecom New Zealand Australia Pty Ltd (including AAPT and Powertel businesses) for $450 million on a debt-free, cash-free basis


Stargate Group - sale of Stargate Information Systems to ASX listed company, Rubik Financial Limited


Foxtel - proceedings in the Federal Court to block infamous pirate websites The Pirate Bay, Torrentz, TorrentHound and IsoHunt

 

 Optus - transfer of its coaxial cable and ancillary assets to NBN Co, to enable the accelerated roll-out of Australia’s NBN


Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC), Australia Post, SingTel Optus Pty Ltd and Special Broadcasting Service (SBS) in relation to various enterprise award applications


The trustee of IBM Super - restructure of the $1.7 billion IBM Super, and the successor fund transfer of its 15,000 members


HUB24 Limited - acquisition of leading financial services technology provider Agility Applications.