About Jeremy Low
Jeremy specialises in mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructurings and foreign investment clearances.
He co-heads the firm's foreign investment desk as well our China practice. He was formerly the firm's Healthcare Sector Leader. Jeremy is highly experienced in competitive sale processes and managing consortium bids and complex transactions. He has a strong track record advising on cross-border transactions and navigating Australia's foreign investment review process. Jeremy is recognised by Chambers Global and Chambers-Asia Pacific in M&A and Life Sciences.
Jeremy has advised:
- Spark Consortium (WeBuild, GS E&C, CPB Contractors, China Construction Oceania, Ventia, Capella Capital, John Laing, DIF and Pacific Partnerships) – on its consortium arrangements for the $11.1bn North East Link PPP.
- Aware Super – on its A$675 million proposal to acquire OptiComm Limited via an off market takeover and on its successful $2.86 billion bid for a concession to operate the land titles and registry functions of Land Use Victoria for a 40 year term.
- a consortium led by Aware Super and Hastings Funds Management – on its successful A$2.6 billion bid to operate a 35-year concession of the land titling and registry operations of New South Wales Land and Property Information.
- Goldwind – on its successful bid to purchase the Stockyard Hill Wind Farm Project in Victoria, following a competitive sale process run by Origin Energy, and the subsequent divestment of a 49% stake in the project to Qatar-based global power and development investment company, Nebras Power.
- First Solar – on the sales of the Manildra Solar Farm and Beryl Solar Farm to ASX listed, New Energy Solar, following a competitive sale process.
- Pfizer – on the merger of its UpJohn division with Mylan to form Viatris and the divestment in Australia of certain off-patent branded pharmaceutical products to Aspen Pharmacare, its JV with GSK to create a global consumer healthcare company, its US$17 billion acquisition of Hospira, its US$11.9 billion sale of its infant nutrition business to Nestlé, its US$68 billion acquisition of Wyeth, including the successful divestments of the Fort Dodge companion animal vaccines business to Boehringer Ingelheim and the Fort Dodge Australia livestock business to Virbac and its sale of its Australian consumer healthcare business to Johnson & Johnson.
- Abano Healthcare – a leading Australian and New Zealand dental clinic operator, on its acquisition by BGH and Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan Board.
- Nestlé – on its sale of Nestlé Skin Health to a consortium led by EQT and a wholly owned subsidiary of the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA) for a value of CHF 10.2 billion.
- DuPont – on the Australian corporate law aspects of its merger of equals with Dow involving the spin out of three publicly traded companies, and DuPont Pioneer on the divestment of its Australian seeds production and distribution business.
- Archer Capital – on its sale of private hospital business Healthe Care to China's Luye Medical Group for A$938 million.
- Ingenico Group – on its acquisition of NZ EFTPOS provider Paymark from ANZ, ASB, BNZ and Westpac.
- Allianz Australia – on its acquisition from the Northern Territory Government of its privatised general insurance business for A$424 million.
- Beijing Capital Group – on its acquisition from Transpacific Industries Group Ltd of its integrated waste management business in New Zealand for NZ$950 million.
- Telecom Corporation of New Zealand Limited – on the sale of AAPT Limited to TPG Telecom Limited for A$450 million.
- Merck – as Australian counsel on its US$41 billion merger with Schering-Plough, including integration and transactions related to the merger.
- Japan-based Nikko Asset Management Co., Ltd. – on its acquisition of Tyndall Investments in Australia and New Zealand, from the Suncorp-Metway Group.
Jeremy was based in Shanghai for more than five years where he acted on a number of significant China in-bound investments including for ANZ Bank on its acquisitions of a 19.9 per cent stake in Shanghai Rural Commercial Bank (the largest rural commercial bank in China at the time) for US$252 million, and a 20 per cent stake in Bank of Tianjin (China's fourth largest city commercial bank by assets at the time) for US$120 million.
Jeremy is a co-author of the Lexis/Nexis service, Australian Corporations Practice.