Sophia is a corporate lawyer specialising in M&A transactions, private equity, including venture capital and joint ventures, with a particular focus on the IT and FMCG sectors.
She is highly regarded for her strategic approach and problem solving and has extensive experience in both cross border and domestic transactions.
Dual qualified in Australia and England & Wales, Sophia spent five years working for leading law firms in London. She has been recognised in Best Lawyers in Australia for Mergers and Acquisitions and Corporate.
Advising on Australian restructure and foreign investment issues arising out of the proposed acquisition of CUB by Asahi.
Management buyout of its Australian aircraft maintenance business.
Acquisition of Open Colleges Australia.
Acquisition of a majority interest in Only About Children, a leading early childhood education and development business.
Acquisition of Global Therapeutics herbal and traditional products business.
Sale of Boozebud, an online liquor sale business.
Acquisition of Balter Brewing, a leading Queensland based craft beer brand.
Acquisition of Riot Wine Co Pty Ltd.
Demerger of Treasury Wine Estates Ltd and separation of its beer, cider and spirits business and its wine business.
Reverse merger with Modun Resources.
Acquisition of certain technology assets from Event Zero, who carries on the business of providing management software for Microsoft’s Skype for Business product.
Acquisition of Clipchamp, a of Brisbane-based video editing software start-up.
Acquisition of the Aesop skincare business.
US$20 million investment in Elemental Minerals Limited.
Acquisition of Yarra Valley Snack Foods Pty Limited.
Acting in relation to its investment in Practice Ignition (2021).
Series A investment in Pegasus Management.
Series A investment in Humanforce Holdings Pty Ltd.
Series C investment in Smart Sparrow.
Series B investment in Saluda Medical.
Acquisition of PageUp People Limited.
Series A investment by PeakSpan Capital and subsequent US re-domicile.
Series B investment by PeakSpan Capital.
Series E investment in Employment Hero Pty Ltd.
Seed investment in Onsearch Pty Ltd.
Series C investment in SafetyCulture Pty Ltd.
Series A investment in Linktree Pty Ltd.
Series C investment in Deputy Group Pty Ltd.
Series C investment by Queensland Business Development Fund.
Acquisition of Serraview Holdings Pty Ltd.
Acquisition of Commercially Retail, an advertising monitoring business.
Acquisition of HotSchedules.
Series B investment in Deputy Group Pty Ltd.
Acquisition of Pharmaceuticals Packaging Professionals Pty Ltd.
Series B investment in Kasada Pty Ltd.
Acquisition of Flood.io.
Acquisition of Vision Environment Pty Ltd.
Acquisition of Air Noise Environment Pty Ltd.
Series A investment in Grown Alchemist.
Series A investment in Frank Body.
Series B financing.
As announced in the 2017/18 Federal Budget, a number of changes to Australia’s foreign investment regime came into force on 1 July 2017.
There are a number of associated issues and uncertainties regarding a new exemption certificate for business acquisitions by foreign investors (Business EC).