Profile of Franki Ganter

Franki Ganter

Partner, LLB (Hons)

About Franki Ganter

Franki is an M&A and corporate law specialist. She advises clients operating across a range of sectors, including infrastructure, renewables, agribusiness and government, on mergers and acquisitions, divestments, restructures, privatisations, capital raisings, joint ventures and major commercial contracts. She also advises the board and senior executives of listed and large unlisted clients on their head office, governance, risk and compliance issues, including compliance with the ASX listing rules, Corporations Act and Australia's foreign investment laws, and ESG related issues.

Her experience includes advising:
  • Paine Schwartz Partners – in consortium with Driscolls and British Columbia Investment, on their proposed $1.5 billion acquisition of Costa Group by way of scheme of arrangement.
  • Nutrien – on its acquisition of RuralCo by way of scheme of arrangement.
  • National Veterinary Care – on its acquisition by US based Vet Partners by way of scheme of arrangement.
  • I Squared Capital – on multiple investments in Australia through its Global Infrastructure Funds II and III, in the renewables and waste recycling sectors.
  • QIC – as the manager of the Queensland Future Fund, on the establishment of the fund and the transfer of assets valued at $7.7 billion to that fund by the Queensland Government, including the transfer (among other assets) of the Queensland land titles registry business.
  • Infrastructure Capital Group – on its JV with Veolia in relation to the financing, design, construction, operation and maintenance of the Springvale Water Treatment Project in NSW.
  • Smart Metering – an underbidder in the competitive sale process for each of Origin Energy’s and ActewAGL’s smart metering business.
  • GoldlinQ Holdings - as project vehicle for the Gold Coast Light Rail PPP, on the equity documents for stage 3 of that project.
  • GS Engineering and Construction - as a member of the successful Spark Consortium appointed by the Victorian Government to deliver the North East Link PPP, on its equity participation in that project.
  • Australian Agricultural Company – on several strategic acquisitions and divestments and its international branded beef distribution arrangements.
  • Underbidder – in the competitive sale process in respect of the assets of Australian dairy processor, Murray Goulburn
  • John Deere – on the Australian aspects of its acquisition of Wirtgen Group.
  • Dupont – on the sale of its Australian seed production, sale, marketing and distribution business.
  • Lactalis (formerly Parmalat) – on several strategic acquisitions in the dairy sector, including its acquisition of the WA and NSW based dairy and fresh fruit business of Harvey Fresh.
  • Queensland Rail – on renewal of its funding agreement with the State of Queensland for the supply of passenger rail services.
  • Energy Queensland – on its minority investment in an early stage smart energy solutions business.
  • Sunwater – on the transfer of its channel irrigation schemes to local management arrangements.
  • Government privatisations – Queensland Treasury on $2.3billion privatisation of Port of Brisbane and the potential privatisation of Queensland’s electricity transmission and distribution network businesses, Powerlink, Energy and Ergon Energy; Northern Territory Government on $506million privatisation of Port of Darwin.
  • Government asset restructures – Energex on the restructure of the Queensland state-owned energy distributors to form Energy Queensland; LinkWater on the restructure of South East Queensland’s bulk water authorities; and Tarong Energy on the restructure of Queensland’s state owned generators.

She is a member of the Corporations Committee of the Law Council of Australia and chairman of Queensland Private Enterprises Inc, a not-for-profit organisation.