Marko Komadina Partner

Meet Marko

Marko is a corporate lawyer specialising in mergers and acquisitions, equity capital markets and Australian foreign investment.

He has particular expertise in advising on large-scale complex private treaty M&A transactions and public/regulated M&A transactions (including takeover bids and schemes of arrangement).

With over 20 years’ experience, he has advised on some of the most high profile corporate transactions undertaken in Australia, including in the infrastructure, energy and resources, fintech and financial services, real estate and industrial sectors. He has acted for numerous offshore clients and has extensive experience in advising on Australian foreign investment law and cross-border transactions.

His experience extends beyond traditional M&A to transactions in distressed and special situations.

Experience

General

Infrastructure Capital Group

Advised on its successful approx. $400 million bid to acquire Enwave Australia from Brookfield (Finalist for Energy & Resources Deal of the Year, Australasian Law Awards 2020).

Brookfield

Advised in connection with the voluntary administration of its investee company, Flow Systems Pty Limited, its buy-out of minority interests in Flow Systems pursuant to a deed of company arrangement with Court approval under s444GA of the Corporations Act and its ultimate sale of the Flow Systems group of companies and related assets to Morrison & Co.

Laybuy Group Holdings Limited

Advised the buy-now-pay-later services provider in connection with its IPO and ASX listing, raising gross proceeds of $80 million and closing first day trading with a market capitalisation of $358 million.

Aspire 42

Advised on its acquisition the Radio Rentals (South Australia) consumer leasing business, including a $135 million lease portfolio and associated assets. Also advised its associated entity, Essential Appliance Rentals, on its acquisition of the Make It Mine consumer leasing business. Together, the various consumer leasing businesses have been relaunched under the brand ‘Snaffle’.

Black Oak Minerals Limited

Advised KordaMentha, as the liquidators of ASX-listed Black Oak Minerals, on the sale of its Marda Gold Project (WA) to Ramelius Resources Limited, via the transfer of 100% of the shares in Black Oak to Ramelius under a deed of company arrangement with Court approval under s444GA of the Corporations Act and ASIC relief from Chapter 6 of the Corporations Act.

Black Oak Minerals Limited

Advised PPB Advisory, as the receivers and managers of Black Oak, on the sale of its Manuka and Mt Boppy (NSW) gold projects and its Sandstone and Battler & British Hill (WA) gold projects.

InterGen

Advised on its acquisition of interests in the Millmerran Power Partners Partnership (the owner of the Millmerran Power Station) from GE.

NYSE-listed REIT

Advised on the sale of its national commercial property portfolio via a competitive sale process. The portfolio comprised a number of industrial properties across Australia and a Sydney CBD office tower.

The Sentient Group

Advised on its acquisition of a 19% interest in ASX-listed Toro Energy Limited by private placement and its unitisation investment in Toro Energy’s Wiluna Uranium Project.

Powerlink Queensland

Advised on the approx. $500 million sale of its 41% interest in ElectraNet (the owner of the South Australian electricity transmission network) to State Grid Corporation of China following a competitive sale process.

Cline Group

Advised on its $145 million acquisition of ASX-listed Coalspur Mines Limited by scheme of arrangement and the acquisition of Coalspurs’ debt which was owed to various institutional investors.

Career & qualifications

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Laws (First Class Honours), University of Technology, Sydney
  • Bachelor of Business (Accounting), University of Technology, Sydney

 

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