Profile of Kylie Brown

Kylie Brown

Partner, BA LLB (Hons) LLM

About Kylie Brown

Kylie specialises in mergers and acquisitions and commercial law.

Significant matters on which Kylie has acted include:

  • FOXTEL – on its $1.2 billion acquisition of AUSTAR United Communications by way of scheme of arrangement.
  • The State of Queensland – on the $6.7bn IPO of QR National Limited.
  • The News Corp reincorporation – involving the redomicile of the News group of companies to the United States.
  • News Limited – advising in connection with a variety of acquisitions and disposals, including Australian advice on the Liberty media transaction, the acquisition of the magazine business of the FPC Group for approximately $480 million and investments in numerous online and publishing businesses.
  • MBF – on its demutualisation proposal and proposed merger with BUPA for $2.41 billion, the largest such transaction in the Australian private health industry.
  • Westpac Banking Corporation – on the move to a single ADI following its acquisition of St.George Bank Limited.
  • MBF – in connection with its acquisition of the Clearview life and financial services businesses.
  • Westpac Banking Corporation – on its initial public offering of BT Investment Management Limited. BTIM listed with a market capital of approximately A$800 million. The matter involved a complex business sale to extract the BT investment business from the BT financial group.
  • FOXTEL – on the disposal of the UKTV business to BBC by way of private negotiated sale.
  • Endemol BV – on the purchase of the Australian production and distribution business of Southern Star.
  • HAL investments – on the disposal of in approximately 70 retail and franchised optical stores around Australia.
  • Ridley Corporation – on the defence of a hostile $400 million takeover bid by GrainCorp.
  • Coopers Brewery – in defending against a $350 million hostile takeover offer by Lion Nathan.