JWS advises Fyfe on sale of Fyfe Group Holdings to Mercury Capital

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Leading independent law firm Johnson Winter Slattery (JWS) has advised the shareholders of professional services firm Fyfe on the acquisition by Mercury Capital of a majority stake in the Fyfe group. Fyfe shareholders have retained a significant interest in the Fyfe business.

Fyfe is an Australian integrated engineering, environment, planning and survey firm in the defence, energy, resources, property and infrastructure sectors. Founded in 1982, it has 16 offices across Australia and employs over 470 people.

The details of the transaction were published in The Australian Financial Review’s Street Talk yesterday (9 April 2024).

The JWS team was led by Corporate / Private Equity Partners Jonathan Cheyne and Andrew Turner, with the team also including Associates Nathan Shapiro and Trent Candy.

Commenting on the transaction, Partner Jonathan Cheyne said, “We are delighted to have advised the Fyfe shareholders on the sale of the Fyfe Group to Mercury. This transaction highlights JWS’ private equity M&A expertise, and we are particularly delighted to have been able to deliver value to the Fyfe shareholders in the first sale of the company in over 40 years.”

About Johnson Winter Slattery

JWS is a leading independent Australian law firm engaged by major corporates and investment funds on their most challenging transactions and disputes.

The JWS Corporate team is recognised in the Mergermarket M&A Awards Australia 2023. We specialise in mergers and acquisitions and equity capital markets, and have advised on some of Australia’s largest transactions.

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