Scott specialises in corporate and securities law, with a particular focus on mergers and acquisitions (public & private) and equity capital markets.
Scott also regularly acts on venture capital, foreign investment, corporate governance and other corporate law matters. Scott advises multinational, ASX-listed and unlisted companies and sponsors across a wide range of industries, with particular depth in the technology sector (digital and life sciences), consumer and infrastructure sectors.
Advised on its acquisition of AMP’s global equities & fixed income (GEFI) business, representing c. $60 billion in assets under management.
Advised on its A$300 million scheme of arrangement with PVH Corp., including its novel earnout & retention structure involving a 40% shareholder; and advised on Gazal’s earlier sale of the Bisley Workwear business and associated selective buy-back.
Advised on its proposal to acquire a portion of the NSW Government’s revenue stream from the Sydney Airport rail line for an upfront payment, and advised on other initiatives in relation to its Australian infrastructure investments.
Advised on its acquisition of cloud-based workforce management and payroll platform, KeyPay and other strategic initiatives.
Advised on its response to the takeover bid by Cheung Kong Infrastructure and related entities valuating Envestra at A$4.5 billion, including successful Takeovers Panel proceedings.
Advised on its acquisition of Weis Frozen Foods and other strategic initiatives.
Advised on the Australian aspects of its US$40.5 billion acquisition of Allergan’s generics business; and advising its now-subsidiary Cephalon, Inc. on its successful A$225 million takeover bid for ChemGenex Pharmaceuticals (ASX:CXS).
Advised on its acquisition of Tasmanian Alkaloids, a core component of Johnson & Johnson’s global opioid API business.
Advised on its acquisition of the Radio Rentals (South Australia) consumer leasing business, including a $135 million lease portfolio and associated assets. Also advised its associated entity, Essential Appliance Rentals, on its acquisition of the Make It Mine consumer leasing business. Together, the various consumer leasing businesses have been relaunched under the brand ‘Snaffle’.
Advised on its $145 million acquisition of Coalspur Mines Limited (ASX:CPL & TSX:CPT) by scheme of arrangement and parallel acquisition of senior debt.
Advised the Australian human resources and payroll SaaS company on: its $181m Series E extension equity capital raising round, valuing the company beyond the milestone billion-dollar “unicorn” valuation mark at $1.25 billion (Australian Investment Council 2022 Venture Capital Investment Winner); its $140m Series E equity capital raising round; and its $45m Series D equity capital raising round.
Advised on its portfolio investments in Health Engine and Institchu.
Advised on its IPO & ASX listing, raising gross proceeds of $80 million and closing first day trading with a market capitalisation of $358 million; and its subsequent placement & SPP.
Advised on its IPO & ASX listing and various follow-on raisings.
Advised on various capital raisings.
Advised on its $170 million change-of-control buy-back.
From 1 October, we expect to see significant changes in the way that companies offer equity to their Australian personnel. For many businesses, new rules in the Corporations Act significantly...
The long-awaited changes to the Corporations Act’s disclosure rules and related requirements for employee share schemes have become law.