Profile of Mark Malinas

Mark Malinas

Partner, BSc LLB(Hons)

About Mark Malinas

Mark is a Partner in the Allens Corporate/M&A group. He is recognised as a leading lawyer in various legal directories including Chambers Asia Pacific, IFLR1000 and Legal500.

Mark's work is primarily focused on mergers and acquisitions, private equity buyouts and exits, corporate governance and securities law.

Mark has advised a broad range of Australian and international private equity sponsors and corporates for more than 20 years.

He is a member of the Allens board and is the Chair of the firm's risk committee.

Mark's experience includes:

Private Equity
  • TA Associates – acquisition of insurance broking business Honan Insurance Group and the subsequent auction process and disposal to Marsh McLennan
  • Apax Partners – carve out of Vyaire Medical's global consumables business, which encompasses leading airway management and operative care technology to SunMed
  • Vodafone NZ Towers – advising private capital firms InfraRed Capital Partners and Northleaf Capital Partners on the acquisition of an 80% interest in Vodafone NZ's passive mobile tower assets
  • Perfection Fresh – advising private equity sponsor Equilibrium Capital led consortium on the acquisition of a majority interest in Australian agribusiness Perfection Fresh
  • QIC Private Equity – advising QIC on its acquisition of Evolution Healthcare
  • Livingbridge – advising global private equity sponsor Livingbridge on the acquisition of Waste Services Group from The Riverside Company, The Silverfern Group and other shareholders
  • TPG Asia – advising portfolio company Pathology Asia Holdings on the acquisition of TissuPath
  • Livingbridge  advising global private equity sponsor Livingbridge on the acquisition of Australia's largest teleradiology provider, Everlight Radiology, from Intermediate Capital Group
  • Hg Capital – advising portfolio company Litera, Inc on its acquisition of software business DocsCorp
  • AirTree Ventures – advising venture fund AirTree on its investments in technology businesses Grow Super and Delegate Connect
  • Hg Capital – advising on minority investment in Hyperion Insurance Group
  • Advent International – advising portfolio company TSG on the bolt-on acquisition of MyXplor
  • Advent International – advising on acquisition of payment systems business Transaction Services Group
  • TPG Asia – acquisition of pathology business Safe Work Laboratories
  • Goldman Sachs Asian Special Situations Group – sale of stake in Evolution Healthcare to Pacific Equity Partners
  • BGH Capital – take private proposal for Healthscope
  • Aware Super – advised on its intra-consortium and equity arrangements in relation to its successful $2.6 billion bid with Hastings to operate a 35-year concession of the land titling and registry operations of New South Wales Land and Property Information
  • Experian – advising LSE-listed Experian plc on the acquisition of illion from Archer Capital
  • David Jones – advising Woolworths SA on the sale of David Jones to Anchorage Capital Partners
  • Australian Unity – advising on the merger of Australian Unity Diversified Property Fund and Cromwell Direct Property Fund via a trust scheme, and associated sale of the responsible entity AUPL
  • Seasons Ranch – advising Deloitte on the sale of an organic egg farm business out of receivership
  • Foresight Group – advising LSE-listed Foresight on the acquisition of Infrastructure Capital Holdings, a specialist infrastructure manager
  • Mitsubishi Corp – advising on its investment in acquiring a 40% stake in Australian Integrated Carbon Pty Ltd, a carbon farming developer
  • Vocus Group – advising on take-private proposal from Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets Holdings and Aware Super and agreed scheme of arrangement
  • Australian Unity – advising Australian Unity Ltd and Australian Unity Strategic Holdings on certain aspects related to the bid by the North West led consortium for Australian Unity Healthcare Property Trust
  • QAF Ltd – advising on the sale of its Australian primary production businesses Rivalea and Oxdale Dairy to JBS
  • Experian – advising on acquisition of Australian fintech Look Who's Charging
  • Vocus Group – response to take-private proposals from EQT Infrastructure and AGL Energy
  • LifX – sale of Australian and US tech business to ASX-listed Buddy Platform
  • Bulletproof Networks – response to takeover bid by Macquarie Telecom, Takeovers Panel proceedings and merger with AC3 by way of scheme of arrangement
  • Australian Unity – advising on its acquisition of independent living and aged care provider Greengate
  • Engie – advising on acquisition of Hills of Gold Wind Farm
  • Australia Post – advising the Board on its response to an investigation into the proper use of public resources conducted by the Shareholder Ministers
  • Coles – demerger from Wesfarmers
  • Murray River Organics– response to shareholder activist group and associated extraordinary general meeting
  • Freudenberg – acquisition of the Oates janitorial business from GUD Holdings
  • Australia Post – acquisition of Mail Call Couriers from Aramex
  • Australia Post – global e-commerce joint venture with Dubai headquartered logistics operator, Aramex, and transfer of Star Track International to the joint venture
  • Vocus Communications – $807m acquisition of the telecommunications infrastructure assets of Nextgen and associated $652m equity capital raising
  • M2 Group – merger with Vocus Communications Ltd by scheme of arrangement
  • iSelect – takeover of ASX-listed Infochoice
  • Rio Tinto – proposed strategic alliance with Chinalco, takeover defence against BHP Billiton and US$15b capital raising
  • CSL – acquisition of ASX-listed Zenyth Therapeutics by scheme of arrangement
  • Robert Bosch – takeover of ASX-listed Pacifica Group
  • WMC Resources – response to takeover bids by Xstrata and BHP Billiton

Mark is a member of the Australian Investment Council and a member of the Law Institute of Victoria.