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Allens advises Sunsuper on merger with QSuper

Funds Mergers & Acquisitions Superannuation

Allens has advised Sunsuper on the largest superannuation fund merger in Australian history.

The landmark merger of Sunsuper and QSuper will form the country's second-biggest superannuation fund. The merged entity, Australian Retirement Trust, will have over 2 million members and more than A$200 billion in funds under management.

Co-lead Partner Michelle Levy said the merger is part of an emerging trend in the superannuation industry.

'We have seen consolidation in the industry pick up as superannuation funds focus on the benefits to members of scale. This is the most significant and complex superannuation transaction we have seen to date and we are pleased to have acted for Sunsuper through the process.'

Co-lead Partner Marc Kemp noted the merger has created one of the country's largest superannuation funds.

'Scale creates more opportunities for funds to promote the financial interests of their members and as one of the largest funds in Australia, the Australian Retirement Trust is in a fantastic position to improve the retirement incomes of its members – which is ultimately what it is all about.'

Allens legal team

Funds Super Wealth

Michelle Levy (Partner), Marc Kemp (Partner), Michael Mathieson (Senior Regulatory Counsel), Eve Regnard (Funds Counsel), Ally Crowther (Senior Associate), Matt Wedgwood (Associate), Wayne Kwok (Lawyer), Sophie Leitch (Lawyer)

Tax

Adrian Chek (Partner), Joseph Power (Partner), Tom Tian (Senior Associate), Sevanne McGarity (Associate), Madeline Fisher (Lawyer)

Notes for editors.

Allens is a commercial law firm working throughout Australia and Asia. Through its integrated alliance with Linklaters it provides clients access to 40 offices in 28 countries around the world.