JWS advises Brookfield on sale of Autocare to Optimus Group

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Leading independent law firm Johnson Winter Slattery is advising Brookfield on the sale of certain businesses within LINX Cargo Care Group. As a part of that transaction, JWS is advising on the sale of LINX CCG’s Autocare business to Optimus Group. Autocare is one of Australia’s largest integrated automotive logistics providers. The sale is expected to complete in the first half of 2024.

The JWS team is being led by Amit Jois and includes Marko Komadina, Alexandra Neovius, Katherine Wright, Annabel Roden and Clinton Wang (M&A). They are supported by a range of lawyers from across the firm, including Ravi de Fonseka, Aidan Allen and Emily Ryan (IP/IT), Marcus Clark and Mellissa Lai (Foreign Investment), Sar Katdare and Morgan Blaschke-Broad (Competition), Kathryn Bertram (Tax), Peter Trevaskis (Property), Ruveni Kelleher, Naomi Cooper and Norah Chafardet (Employment) and Samantha Daly and Angus Hannam (Planning & Environment).

Commenting on the transaction, Amit Jois said, “We are delighted to be advising Brookfield on the sale of the Autocare business, as part of the broader sale process. These are a complex set of transactions that involve practitioners from a wide range of practice groups and demonstrate our capability in executing large-scale M&A.”

Brookfield was also advised by Azure Capital and MA Moelis on the sale of Autocare.

 

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