Allens

Experience

Our recent private equity experience includes:

Bain Capital Private Equity
Advised Bain Capital Private Equity on its acquisition of Camp Australia, a leading provider of outside school hours care programs.

Healthscope Limited
Acted for one of Australia's leading private healthcare operators, on its sale of its Australian pathology operations to Crescent Capital Partners for $105 million.

Magellan Flagship Fund Limited
Acted for Magellan Flagship Fund Limited (MFF) on its A$128 million capital raising.

Pacific Equity Partners
Advised Pacific Equity Partners (PEP) on the sale of Peters Ice Cream to leading European ice cream manufacturer, R&R Ice Cream.

Healthscope
Advised Healthscope (owned by TPG and The Carlyle Group) on the sale of its pathology businesses in New South Wales, ACT, Western Australia and Queensland to Sonic Healthcare for $100 million.

MYOB
Advised an Archer Capital-led consortium on the agreement to sell Australia's largest independent software vendor, MYOB Limited, to global private investment firm Bain Capital.

Healthe Care Australia
Advised the Archer Capital consortium on its acquisition of Healthe Care Australia Pty Limited, the third-largest for-profit private hospital operator in Australia, from a CHAMP Ventures consortium.

Alinta Energy Group
Advised the security trustee and agent on the A$2.9 billion deleveraging of the Alinta Energy Group including the debt for equity swap involving TPG Opportunities Partners, Oaktree Capital and Anchorage Advisers.

Centro Properties Group
Advised the senior lenders on the proposed restructure and aggregation of Centro Properties Group including the sale of US assets to Blackstone and the formation of a new listed Australian property fund.

Seven Media Group
Advised on the West Australian Newspapers' A$4.1 billion acquisition of Seven Media Group from KKR and Seven Network Ltd.

V8 Supercars Australia
Advised the financiers to Archer Capital's acquisition of a controlling stake in V8 Supercars Australia motorsport race group.

Manassen Foods
Advised NAB and Westpac (as financiers) to Bright Food's acquisition of Manassen Foods from a consortium led by CHAMP Private Equity.

Port of Brisbane
Advised Q Port Holdings (a GIP, QIC, IFM and Tawreed Investments consortium) on its A$2.3 billion acquisition of the 99-year lease of the Port of Brisbane.

Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget
Advised the financiers to Pacific Equity Partners' formation of a joint venture with Swedish personal hygiene product company, Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget, to invest and develop its Australasian operations.

Acquisition of Actrol Parts
Advised private equity firm Catalyst Investment Managers on its acquisition of Actrol Parts, an Australian market-leading wholesaler and distributor of refrigeration and air-conditioning systems and parts.

Financiers to Providence Equity Partners
Advised Credit Agricole, Goldman Sachs JBWere, National Australia Bank and Westpac in their capacity as mandated lead arrangers, underwriters and bookrunners to the A$660 million acquisition of Study Group by private equity firm Providence Equity Partners from Australian private equity firm CHAMP Private Equity and Petersen Investments.

Manhattan Software Bidco
Advised Manhattan Software Bidco, a private equity consortium made up of Archer Capital and HarbourVest Partners on the takeover of MYOB.

Stub equity
Advised Macquarie Advanced Investment Group on its A$840 million acquisition of Macquarie Capital Alliance Group. The deal represented the first time stub equity was used in Australia.

Coates Hire
Advised Coates Hire on the A$2.2 billion acquisition by National Hire Group and the Carlyle Group.

Qantas
Advised independent directors of Qantas on a A$11.1 billion takeover offer from private equity consortium, Airline Partners Australia.

APN News And Media (APN)
Advised a consortium of Independent News and Media, Providence Equity Partners and The Carlyle Group on its A$3.8 billion bid for APN.

Publishing And Broadcasting (PBL)
Advised a private equity bidder for 50 per cent of PBL's media interests, ultimately acquired by CVC Asia Pacific for $A4.5 billion.

Myer
Advised on the sale of the Myer department stores and Myer Melbourne to a consortium consisting of Newbridge Capital, Texas Pacific Group and The Myer Family Company for A$1.4 billion.

Brambles
Advised Brambles on the sale of Cleanaway Australia and New Zealand and Industrial Services Australia to US private equity firm, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co for A$1.8275 billion.

Yellow Pages Group
Advised CCMP Capital (in a consortium with Teachers' Private Capital) on the financing of the NZ$2.24 billion acquisition of Yellow Pages Group from Telecom Corporation of New Zealand.

Francisco Partners
Advised Francisco Partners, one of the world's largest technology-focused private equity funds, on its acquisition of Mincom Limited in a transaction valued at A$315 million.

Champ Private Equity
Advised CHAMP Private Equity on the acquisition of various malting businesses from ConAgra Foods Inc and Tiger Brands.

Symbion Health
Advising Healthscope, as part of a consortium with Ironbridge Capital and Archer Capital, on its A$2.8 billion bid for Symbion Health.

Flight Centre
Advised the Independent Directors of Flight Centre on the proposed privatisation by Pacific Equity Partners (PEP) Via An A$1.62 Billion Scheme Of Arrangement And Pep's Subsequent Joint Venture Proposal.

Ospraie
Advised New York-based Ospraie, a commodities and basic industries fund manager, on share and convertible notes investments in Australian mining companies, OceanaGold, Bluestone Tin and Lynas Corporation.

Trans Tasman Collections (TTC)
Advised TTC, a consortium involving Allco Equity Partners and DB Capital Partners, on the acquisition of Baycorp Collection Services.

CCMP Capital Asia (CCMP)
Advised CCMP, formerly JP Morgan Partners Asia, on the financing of its bid for the A$700 million tissue business of Carter Holt Harvey.

Newbridge Capital
Advised Newbridge Capital, backed by Texas Pacific Group, on its A$1 billion bid for Australian Leisure & Hospitality Group.

Grand Hotels Group
Advised Tuan Sing Holdings on its joint bid with Morgan Stanley Real Estate for Grand Hotels Group, including on the consortium/shareholder arrangements between the joint bidders.