Kate Gardner Special Counsel

Kate is a corporate lawyer specialising in equity capital markets, mergers and acquisitions (including takeover bids, schemes of arrangement and private-treaty transactions) and corporate governance.

Kate acts for a range of clients on all aspects of their corporate law requirements.

She has particular experience acting for clients in MedTech, technology and resources.


Capital markets

Imricor Medical Systens, Inc. (ASX:IMR)

Advised on its A$5 million placement and A$10 million accelerated entitlement offer (2024).

EBR Systems Inc. (ASX:EBR)

Advised on its A$30 million placement and A$2.66 million security purchase plan (2023).

ImpediMed Limited (ASX:IPD)

Advised on its on its A$20 million placement and A$10 million security purchase plan (2023).

Visioneering Technologies, Inc. (ASX: VTI)

Advised on its non-renounceable entitlement offer and director placement (2023).

Osprey Medical Inc. (ASX:OSP)

Advised on its partially underwritten $15.5 million renounceable entitlement offer of CHESS Depositary Interests and options (2020).

Various ASX-listed entities

Advised various ASX-listed entities including EBR Systems Inc. (ASX:EBR), Impedimed Limited (ASX:IPD), Osprey Medical Inc (ASX: OSP), Visioneering Technologies, Inc. (ASX:VTI), Imricor Medical Systems, Inc. (ASX:IMR) on their capital raising initiatives.

Mergers, acquisitions and restructures

Cuscal Limited

Advised the Australian independent provider of payments solutions on its acquisition of a controlling interest in Basiq, a leading data and open banking API platform (2023).


Advised the Australian molecular diagnostics company on its $26 million capital raising from a range of investors including Northpond Ventures, Platinum Asset Management and Tenmile (2022).

Potentia Capital

Advised on its take-private proposals for Nitro Software Limited (ASX:NTO) (2022).

Potentia Capital

Advised on its proposed take-private proposal for Tyro Payments (ASX:TYR)(2022).

Quantum Health Group Limited (ASX:QTM)

Advised on its merger with Paragon Care Limited (ASX:PGC) (2022).


Advised on the sale of its interest in Integrated Waste Services (IWS), a sustainable waste management business with facilities in South Australia, to First Sentier Investors (2021).

Toys 'R' Us ANZ Limited (formerly Funtastic Limited) (ASX:TOY)

Advised on its $29 million placement and procuring the necessary shareholder approvals for the acquisition of the Hobby Warehouse Group (2020).

PM Capital Global Opportunities Fund (ASX:PGF)

Advised on its proposed merger with PM Capital (2021).

GumGum Inc

Advised on its acquisition of Playground (2021).

Infrastructure Capital Group

Advised on its successful approx. $400 million bid to acquire Enwave Australia from Brookfield (Finalist Energy & Resources Deal of the Year, Australasian Law Awards 2020).


Advised on its acquisition of Catalent Australia (2019).

The Raine Group

Advised on the restructure of Nitro Circus (2019).

Venture capital

Seven West Media Investments

Advised on various VC investments.


Various multinational companies listed on ASX, NZX, NYSE, TYO, LSE

Advice on equity incentive plans.

Career & qualifications


  • Bachelor of Laws, University of Sydney
  • Bachelor of Science (Hons), University of Adelaide


  • Law Society of New South Wales
  • Law Society of South Australia

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