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Private equity update – PIPE deals with ASX-listed companies
Insight 01 Apr 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on global equity markets, with falls of a speed and magnitude not seen since the global financial crisis. The impact of the virus has been compounded by rapid falls in global oil and gas ...

PE Horizons 2020
Insight 06 Mar 2020

Record levels of capital and a turning market for Australia. It's a new decade for private equity (PE) in Australia. After a drop in activity in 2019, we expect both buyside and exit activity levels to pick up considerably in 2020. ...

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. ...

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 a stub equity as an alternative form of consideration in schemes and takeovers more difficult In our update last December link to previous ...

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 In this article we take a closer ...

Report: Private Equity Horizons 2019
Insight 18 Feb 2019

With dealmakers taking full advantage of highly accessible financing and a massive hoard of dry powder to close more buyouts than before 2018 was one of the most active years ever for private equity in Australia The mountain of dry powder competing for limited opportunities combined with elevated ...

ASIC's allocations project - guidance from abroad
Insight 13 Aug 2018

ASIC is examining the allocations process in capital raising transactions We report on ASICs allocations project and the influences that the regulators in the UK and in Europe may have on the project ...

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