Divesh is a corporate lawyer specialising in mergers and acquisitions, private equity transactions and foreign investment
He also regularly advises on cross-border transactions, equity capital markets, joint ventures, commercial transactions, distressed sale transactions and restructurings.
Divesh advises a wide variety of domestic and cross-border clients, including private equity sponsors, across a broad range of sectors including logistics, manufacturing, retail, FMCG, financial services, infrastructure, aviation and transport, media, technology and telecommunications.
He has recently acted for Advent International, Archer Capital, Arlington Capital Partners, Bay Grove Capital, Brookfield, Coast2Coast Capital, Lineage Logistics, Merchant Wealth Partners, PAG Capital, Potentia Capital, Stonepeak, STG Partners, Swissport and Veritas Capital.
Divesh is qualified in Australia and South Africa.
Acting for Advent on its acquisition of a majority stake in the Australian luxury fashion brand ZIMMERMANN, which operates retail stores in Australia, the US, UK, Europe and China, as well as being represented in prestigious department stores and luxury retailers worldwide (2023).
Acted on the disposal of Aerocare to Swissport; the partial sale of illion (formerly Dunn & Bradstreet) to Macquarie; the sale of LCR Group to Qube Holdings and the sale of V8 Supercars.
Acting for Arlington Capital Partners and Suasor Global Holdings, LLC on its acquisition of Systems Planning.
Advising its portfolio company, Lineage Logistics on its acquisition of Emergent Cold and Auscold Logistics.
Acted on the acquisition of ENE.HUB.
Acting for CACI International, Inc on its acquisition of Ascent Vision Technologies, LLC.
Acting for Coast2Coast Capital on its partial divestment of Marlin Brands to Oaktree Capital Management and Alceon.
Acting for BPEA Private Equity Fund VIII (“EQT”) on its acquisition of VetPartners, the leading provider of veterinary and animal health services in Australia and New Zealand.
Acting for Merchant Wealth Partners on its minority investments in MBS Insurance and Janus Financial.
Advising on its acquisition of Micromine and on its takeover of Nitro Software.
Advising on its acquisition of SAI360 from Barings Private Equity Asia (BPEA) EQT.
Advising on its proposed acquisition of Intellihub.
Advising on the disposal of its Australian bicycle and scooter business to Lime.
Acting for Veritas Capital on its acquisitions of HMS and Cotiviti.
A practical cross-border insight into private equity.
A Q&A guide to investing in Australia.