Kate is a corporate lawyer specialising in equity capital markets, mergers and acquisitions and venture capital.
She has extensive experience in ECM transactions including IPOs, rights issues, placements and share purchase plans. She also specialises in public and private M&A transactions such as takeover bids, schemes of arrangement and private treaty transactions.
Kate acts for ASX-listed companies in relation to their corporate transactions and has experience across a range of industries, with a focus on the health and technology sectors. She also acts for private equity and venture capital firms in relation to their Australian investments. She has previously worked for major Australian banks in their in-house legal teams.
Acted in its investment in clean energy start-up, H2Lab.
Acting for Fireblocks (a platform that protects digital assets in transit) on the acquisition of BlockFold, a Melbourne-based start-up that helps financial institutions build blockchain-based systems (2023).
Advised on its A$110 million initial public offering and ASX listing.
Advised on its institutional placement and accelerated non-renounceable entitlement offer which raised A$244m.
Advised on its placement and share purchase plan which raised A$42.5 million.
Advised on its investment through the Clean Energy Innovation Fund in Sunman Energy’s Series B and Series C capital raisings.
Advised on their A$223 million investment in software startup Octopus Deploy.
Advised in relation to the establishment of a A$1 billion Australian industrial / logistics real estate platform.
Many growth-stage companies – particularly in the technology and resources sectors – have contemplated changing their jurisdiction of incorporation from Australia to elsewhere.
The ASX is likely to introduce a series of new measures in 2024 aimed at streamlining aspects of the IPO listing process, as outlined in a recent adviser briefing.