Private Capital

Unlocking value with private capital 

The pools of private capital continue to grow, reaching further into investment markets. Private capital investors are accessing broader opportunities across a range of sectors, setting the standard on ESG for investee companies, but also facing greater regulatory interest. Private capital investors are poised to transform investment markets in the coming years and unlock value for the longer term.

How we can help

Increasing investment opportunities for and regulatory scrutiny of investors means that you need a trusted adviser with deep knowledge of private capital. We will help you to invest and realise these investments, and manage regulatory risks, with confidence.

Market-leading expertise across private capital

We work through the full lifecycle of investing with a large variety of prominent private capital investors, including industry superannuation funds, offshore pension funds, sovereign wealth funds and fund managers across private equity, infrastructure and real estate. We also work with our private capital clients across a range of issues, including Projects and Development, Corporate, Disputes and Investigations, Banking and Finance, Tax, Competition, Consumer and Regulatory and Intellectual Property, Patents and Trade Mark legal issues. 

Through the full lifecycle of investing, we've got you covered

We are with you on this journey through the lifecycle of investing: from the buy-out or initial investment, related financing arrangements, bolt-acquisitions, portfolio company management, ongoing governance, regulatory compliance, employment issues and data ownership/security, through to exit. We're well placed to deal with all the relevant regulators including the Foreign Investment Review Board, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, the Australian Taxation Office, Fair Work Ombudsman and the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner.

Understanding the issues and opportunities you face across all sectors

We understand the opportunities and issues faced by private capital investors because we are also market leaders in other sectors of interest, including:

Access to a global network

In a post-pandemic world, we know the importance and benefits of client service that is tailored to people's working arrangements and locations all around the world. Our strategic alliance with Linklaters ensures a seamless international service for you, wherever you may be investing.


Optus Towers - Australian Super

Advised Australia's largest industry superannuation fund, AustralianSuper, on the acquisition of a 70 per cent stake in Australia Tower Network (ATN) for approximately A$1.9 billion.


NSW Land Registry Services - Aware Super

Advised an Aware Super-led consortium on its successful $2.6 billion bid for concession from the NSW government to operate the land titling and registry operations of New South Wales Land and Property Information for a 35 year term.

Telstra - Future Fund

Advised a consortium comprising the Future Fund, Commonwealth Superannuation Corporation and Sunsuper, and managed by Morrison & Co, on the acquisition of a 49% non-controlling stake in Telstra's Towers business for A$2.8 billion.

Arnott's - KKR

Advised KKR on the approximately A$3.2bn acquisition of the Arnott’s business and the contemporaneous sale and leaseback of Arnott's Australian manufacturing facilities in New South Wales, Queensland and South Australia.

Healius - BGH Capital

Advised BGH Capital on the $500m acquisition of Healius' medical centres and dental clinics businesses and its separation from Healius' day hospitals and IVF clinics business.

Spark infrastructure - OTPP, PSP and KKR

Advised a consortium comprising Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board, PSP Investments and KKR on the acquisition of all issued securities of Spark Infrastructure in an all-cash transaction for approximately A$5.2 billion.

Asciano - GIC (and others)

Advised a consortium consisting of Global Infrastructure Management, LLC (GIP), Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB), CIC Capital Corporation (CIC Capital), GIC Private Limited (GIC) and British Columbia Investment Management Corporation (bcIMC) on the acquisition of Asciano Limited for cash consideration of $9.05 billion by way of scheme of arrangement.

Modern Star - PEP

Advised longstanding private equity client, Pacific Equity Partners (PEP), on the acquisition of the Australian and New Zealand operations of educational resources business, Modern Star, from Navis Capital.

Chipali toll road - CPPIB

Advised Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) on the acquisition of a 45% interest in PT Lintas Marga Sedaya, the concession holder and operator of the Cikopo-Palimanan (Cipali) toll road in Indonesia. The investment was in partnership with PT Baskhara Utama Sedaya, a wholly owned subsidiary of PT Astra Tol Nusantara.