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Australia - Fund Finance 2020
Insight 31 Jan 2020

The fund financing market in Australia continued to be buoyant in 2019. Private equity, infrastructure and real estate funds remain the main drivers of volume, with an increasing number of newly raised as well as existing private debt funds also capitalising on the market's additional liquidity and ...

Healthcare trend watch 2019
Insight 09 Dec 2019

The healthcare team at Allens reports on some key trends and sectors to look out for in 2020. ...

Report: Australian Infrastructure Investment Report 2019
Insight 15 Nov 2019

Investor appetite for Australian infrastructure remains strong. However, to maintain our status as a leading infrastructure investment destination, we must address systemic issues that are adversely impacting the market, including cost overruns on major projects.  ...

If in doubt, get the whitewash out
Insight 11 Oct 2019

The High Court's first decision on the financial assistance prohibition in section 260A of the Corporations Act supports a conservative approach to the prohibition, and in particular highlights the danger of 'taking a view' on the no material prejudice exception. ...

Allens advises Cerberus on acquisition of specialist SME lender
News 24 Sep 2019

The partnership between Cerberus and the Axsesstoday management team is Cerberus' second successful acquisition in Australia. In 2018, it acquired Bluestone Group's Australasian mortgage lending an ...

Allens advises PEP on acquisition of Horizon Global's APAC business
News 23 Sep 2019

PEP is a leading Australian-based private equity firm, which focuses on buyouts and late stage expansion capital in Australia and New Zealand. Horizon Global is one of the world's leading ...

Allens advises KKR on acquisition of certain Campbell international operations including Arnott's
News 13 Aug 2019

As part of the transaction, KKR will acquire Arnott’s (the iconic Australian biscuit brand and a major driver of Campbell International’s sales), Campbell’s simple meals and snacking brands in ...

ASIC steps up its attack on the use of stub equity in control transactions
Insight 06 Jun 2019

ASIC has issued its promised consultation paper on the use of stub equity in control transactions, which will, if adopted, have the potential to make the use of stub equity as an alternative form of consideration in schemes and takeovers more difficult. ...

ASIC continues clamp down on shareholder intention statements
Insight 01 Apr 2019

Bidders and targets must exercise caution in securing shareholder support over more than 20 per cent of target shares for bids and schemes, as ASIC continues its clamp down on shareholder intention statements and prepares to issue new guidance on 'truth in takeovers' ...

Allens advises KKR's Australian Venue Co. on joint venture with Coles
News 18 Mar 2019

Under the joint venture, AVC will operate and receive the economic benefit of the hotels/pubs owned by QVC, currently comprising 87 venues, while Coles will continue to operate and receive the ...

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