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Paul is a corporate lawyer specialising in mergers and acquisitions, equity capital markets transactions and all aspects of corporate law.
Paul acts for ASX-listed entities and professional investors in relation to their complex transactions and also advises on their regulatory compliance and corporate governance issues.
Paul has experience across a range of industries, with particular expertise in the resources and mining services sectors.
Advised on multiple acquisitions and disposals, capital raisings and corporate governance matters including its A$697 million acquisition of Barminco (and associated A$250 million equity raising); its A$165 million acquisition of the Best Tractor Parts Group; its A$60 million acquisition of Brandrill (ASX:BDL) by scheme of arrangement; its A$66 million disposal of Drilling Tools Australia; its defence of a hostile A$485 million takeover offer from an ASX- listed competitor; and on various capital raisings which raised a combined total of over A$600 million.
Advised on its transaction with PT Amman Minerals involving the acquisition of A$194 million of mining equipment in exchange for a controlling stake in Macmahon and the award of a A$3.9 billion mining services contract in Indonesia; on its acquisition of underground mining contractor GBF Group; and on its acquisition of civil construction contractor TMM Group.
Advised on the recommended A$114 million takeover proposal from LNG-9; on its proposed re-domicile to the US by way of scheme of arrangement transaction involving a holding company to be listed on NASDAQ; and on various capital raisings to raise a combined total of over A$200 million.
Advised on its successful Takeovers Panel proceedings in relation to the US$2.3 billion subordinated capital note offering by Yancoal (ASX:YAL) and on its challenge to Yancoal’s 23.6 for 1 renounceable entitlement offer and placement to raise up to US$2.5 billion.
Advised on various equity raisings including an accelerated entitlement offer, a share purchase plan and various share and convertible note placements to raise a combined total of over A$100 million.
Advised various institutional investors on investments in convertible notes and options in entities including Sundance Resources (ASX:SDL), REVA Medical (ASX:RVA) and TerraCom (ASX:TER) and on subsequent restructures of those convertible notes and options.
Ranked in capital markets, corporate and mergers and acquisitions
Recognised in mergers and acquisitions, corporate, equity capital markets and corporate/governance practice law
Listed in Doyle’s Guide to the Australian legal profession
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