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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.
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.
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.
Acted on its acquisition of the ProTen Group via scheme of arrangement, a major owner and operator of broiler chicken farms in Australia.
Acted on its co-investment into the LBNCo Group, a leading provider of owns high-speed broadband infrastructure for greenfield developments.
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.
Acted on its acquisition of the Kymera Group, a leading global producer of non-ferrous metal powders.
Acted on its partial sale of Marlin Brands, a leading portfolio of consumer durable brands, to Oaktree Capital Management and Alceon Group.
Acted on its acquisition of a provider of an online global higher education job network.
Acted on its acquisition of the Aviator Group, a provider of specialist helicopter services from Helmsman Capital.
Acted on its investment into an early stage technology enabled company in the heath and wellness sector.
Acted on the UK flip-up of the Auspherix Group and subsequent investment by Imperial Innovations.
Acted on numerous investments into early stage fintech companies.
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
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.
Acted on its acquisition of StudentUniverse, a leading platform for travel bookings by students and youth.
Acted on its disposal of Accumulate Loyalty Services, a provider of employee retention and engagement programs.
Acted on investments into various early stage technology companies while on secondment.
Acted on its acquisition of Valad Europe, a pan-European real estate asset management platform from Blackstone Real Estate Partners IV.
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.
Acted on its acquisition of the PRP Diagnostic Imaging Group.
Acted on its proposed acquisition of I-MED Radiology Network, the second largest provider of diagnostic imaging services globally.
Having been based in London, Aidan has significant experience in closing cross-border transactions.
This piece is designed to prompt thoughts of what changes may be required in private M&A documents in order to accommodate and allocate risks relating to COVID-19 and the fallout from this pandemic.
Australia’s insolvency laws have been amended, yet again.
The Federal Court has considered whether a deed of company arrangement (DoCA) binds a regulator.