Aidan Douglas Special Counsel

Meet Aidan

Aidan Douglas is a corporate lawyer specialising in mergers & acquisitions and private equity.

Aidan advises Australian and international private equity funds and corporations on their acquisitions and disposals across a wide range of industries.  He has worked on many cross border transactions, including acquisitions, restructures and divestments of Australian and international operations.  He has a strong background in restructuring and insolvency and regularly advises on distressed sale transactions and restructurings.

His experience includes advising on platform transactions, portfolio company bolt-ons and roll-ups, joint venture and shareholder agreements, venture capital investments, major restructurings and insolvencies, Australia's foreign investment regime, securities law and financial services regulation.

Experience

Private Equity

Pemba Capital Partners

Acted on its acquisition of the ReadyTech Group, a provider of SaaS solutions for the education and employment services sectors, and numerous bolt-on transactions.

Pemba Capital Partners

Acted on its acquisition of the Marque Group, a provider of SaaS solutions and trade loyalty programs for the automotive industry, and numerous bolt-on transactions.

ROC Partners / First State Super

Acted on its acquisition of the ProTen Group via scheme of arrangement, a major owner and operator of broiler chicken farms in Australia.

ROC Partners / First State Super

Acted on its co-investment into the LBNCo Group, a leading provider of owns high-speed broadband infrastructure for greenfield developments.

Allegro Funds

Acted on its acquisition of the Everest Foods Group, a leading manufacturer and distributor of ice cream, gelato, sorbet and frozen desserts to the foodservice sector.

Palladium Equity Partners

Acted on its acquisition of the Kymera Group, a leading global producer of non-ferrous metal powders.

Coast2Coast

Acted on its partial sale of Marlin Brands, a leading portfolio of consumer durable brands, to Oaktree Capital Management and Alceon Group.

TPG Capital

Acted on its acquisition of a provider of an online global higher education job network.

OP Trust

Acted on its acquisition of the Aviator Group, a provider of specialist helicopter services from Helmsman Capital.

BioScience Managers

Acted on its investment into an early stage technology enabled company in the heath and wellness sector.

Brandon Capital

Acted on the UK flip-up of the Auspherix Group and subsequent investment by Imperial Innovations.

Sapien Ventures

Acted on numerous investments into early stage fintech companies.

Mergers & Acquisitions

Flight Centre Travel Group

Acted on its acquisition of a stake in the TPConnects Group, a provider of middleware to facilitate direct communication between travel industry participants utilising IATA’s New Distribution Capability

Flight Centre Travel Group

Acted on its acquisition of the Top Deck Tours Group, a package tour travel business with operations across Europe, the USA, Australia, South Africa and New Zealand.

Flight Centre Travel Group

Acted on its acquisition of StudentUniverse, a leading platform for travel bookings by students and youth.

Qantas Group

Acted on its disposal of Accumulate Loyalty Services, a provider of employee retention and engagement programs.

Qantas Ventures

Acted on investments into various early stage technology companies while on secondment.

Cromwell Property Group

Acted on its acquisition of Valad Europe, a pan-European real estate asset management platform from Blackstone Real Estate Partners IV.

World Fuel Services

Acted on the Australian aspects of its acquisition of the airport refuelling business of Exxon Mobil, which included the acquisition and transfer of 17 separate airport sites across Australia.

Hengkang Medical Group Co

Acted on its acquisition of the PRP Diagnostic Imaging Group.

Major Chinese Group

Acted on its proposed acquisition of I-MED Radiology Network, the second largest provider of diagnostic imaging services globally.

Insight Partners

Advising Insight Partners on its acquisition of the entire issued share capital of Kumo Holdings Pty Ltd and its subsidiaries.

Career & qualifications

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Laws (Hons 1), University of Sydney
  • Bachelor of Arts (Languages), University of Sydney

Memberships

  • AVCAL
  • Turnaround Management Association

International experience

Having been based in London, Aidan has significant experience in closing cross-border transactions. 

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