Transactions and acquisitions

Our long-term involvement in the funds management sector means we have a deep knowledge of the regulatory and governance regime and not just the commercial aspects of a fund. We understand the complex fiduciary responsibilities of trustees, particularly the regulatory issues for registered schemes.

Examples of our work

Centro MCS syndicate management business – restructure of Centro Properties Group and Centro Retail Trust to create the multi-billion dollar ASX listed Centro Retail Australia (now Federation Centres).

Accor Asia Pacific – the acquisition of Mirvac Hotels and Resorts from Mirvac Group for $182 million, including reviewing the structure and compliance of 25 hotels and resorts operated as registered and unregistered managed investment schemes.

Webster Limited – we advised the ASX listed Webster on the acquisition of the Gunns walnut assets, including replacement of the responsible entity of three registered managed investment schemes.

Blue Sky Private Equity – real estate acquisitions and transactions for an Australian based diversified alternative asset manager specialising in private equity, private real estate, hedge funds and real assets.

Pellicano Funds Management – preparation of the underlying trust and sale documentation and negotiating the commercial terms for the sale of a 50 percent interest in Pellicano Property Trust 3, a $150 million industrial trust, to Sunsuper in a complex transaction.

Key team members