Andrew Turner Partner

Andrew is a corporate lawyer with extensive experience across a range of domestic and cross-border matters, in particular private equity and venture capital transactions, foreign investment and private treaty M&A.

He advises financial sponsors and major corporates on domestic and cross-border acquisitions and disposals, as well as advising on management incentive plans and general corporate matters for private equity portfolio companies.

He has a particular focus on technology and software transactions, and regularly advises US- and UK-based clients on acquisitions and investments in Australian businesses in the tech space, helping them navigate the differences in market practice between jurisdictions and advising on Australia’s foreign investment laws.

Andrew brings significant international expertise, having practiced at a leading London City firm and spent time on secondment at a London-based private equity fund, where he advised on the divestment of businesses based in the United States, Brazil and Italy, as well as general corporate and funds management matters.

Experience

Work highlights

AES Corporation (NYSE: AES)

Acting on its Series A (2020) and Series B (2022) investments in solar tech business, 5B.

AirTree Ventures and Decade Partners

Acting on their Series A investment in Zepto, a real-time account-to-account merchant payments platform (2022).

Alpine Investors and Alpine Software Group

Acting in relation to the acquisition by portfolio company, Aplos, of non-profit fundraising platform, Raisely (2023).

Archer Capital

Acting in relation to its divestment of V8 Supercars to RACE (2021), its partial divestment of illion (formerly Dunn & Bradstreet) to Macquarie (2020) and its divestment of LCR Group to Qube Holdings (2019).

Artesian Alternative Investments

Acting on seed investments in BioScout and Hillridge Technologies (2022).

Cosette

Acting on its partial sale to The Growth Fund (2021).

Diploma plc (LON: DPLM)

Acting in relation to its acquisitions of Sphere Surgical (2019), PumpnSeal (2020), FITT Resources (2021) and Anti Corrosion Technology (2022).

Himadri Speciality Chemical Limited (NSE: HSCL)

Acting on its Series A investment in Sicona Battery Technologies (2023).

Lacima Group

Acting for Lacima, which provides technology solutions for trading and risk management in energy and commodities markets trading businesses, on its sale to the European Energy Exchange (EEX), which is part of the Deutsche Börse (2022).

Level Equity

Acting in relation to its acquisition of eftSure, a SaaS anti-fraud payment protection technology business (2021).

Liverpool Partners

Acting in relation to its divestment of Biomedx (2023), its investment in Baby Village (2021), its acquisitions of Simplyai (2023) and of Melbourne IT Consulting (Seisma) (2020), and the portfolio acquisitions by Seisma of coIB (2020), Smart Apps (2021), Braestone (2021) and Data Addiction (2023), and the portfolio acquisition by Genea Fertility of Fertility SA (2023).

Payrix Inc

Acting for Payrix Inc (an investee company of Blue Star Innovation Partners and Providence Strategic Growth, the growth equity affiliate of Providence Equity Partners) on its acquisition of IntegraPay, a payments service provider (2020).

Serent Capital

Acting for Actionstep, a cloud-based legal practice management platform, and portfolio company of Serent Capital, on its acquisition of legal software businesses, LawMaster (2022) and FilePro (2023).

Thrasio

Acting for Amazon aggregator (and investee company of Silver Lake, Advent International and Oaktree) Thrasio in relation to a series of acquisitions in Australia (2021).

Vector Capital

Acting for portfolio company, MoxiWorks on its acquisition of ActivePipe, a real estate tech offering providing email and marketing automation solutions (2022).

Career & qualifications

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Laws with First Class Honours, University of Technology Sydney
  • Bachelor of Arts and Sciences (Anatomy and Histology), The University of Sydney
  • Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice

Memberships

  • Law Society of NSW
  • Law Society of South Australia

International experience

  • Macfarlanes LLP, London
  • Private equity secondment, London