Private Equity

Report: Horizons 2018 mid‑year update

Private equity continued its robust run in the first half of 2018, underscored by high levels of dealmaking and a supportive fundraising market. Most significantly, the first half of 2018 has seen a flurry of public-to-private activity that should continue to keep dealmakers busy for the remainder of the calendar year. However, the mountain of dry powder competing for limited quality investment opportunities remains an issue that has prompted a diversification in the capital-deployment strategies for Australian-focused managers.

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Read our earlier report about our predictions for the year ahead across the Private Equity market.

Our experienced Private Equity team provides legal services across Asia to leading private equity firms, venture capital investors, underwriters and financiers across the full range of private equity transactions.

Experience includes:

  • asset and company acquisitions;
  • management buy-outs and buy-ins;
  • leveraged buyouts;
  • fundraising and establishment of funds;
  • early and expansion-stage venture capital investment in both emerging and mature industries;
  • debt financing; and
  • exits via IPOs, trade sales, private placements etc.

Managing risks

We understand business cycles and investor risks and bring real value in formulating innovative and commercial ways to manage these risks and meet your investment needs. We work closely with clients to structure tax-efficient and regulatory-compliant investment vehicles, raise capital and manage portfolios.

Experience you can count on

With the experience, expertise and international professional networks to assist in every aspect of your investment strategy, our multi-disciplinary team, drawing on local and international experts in M&A, capital markets, banking and finance, funds management and tax, offers a flexible, focused and fully integrated range of services.

Our market-leading experience in public company takeovers and schemes of arrangement, is sought out by both local and international private equity firms to advise on some of the largest private equity deals in Australian history.

At the investment stage, our experience enables us to manage the due diligence process and advise on a structure that not only meets your investment needs, but which is going to support a successful exit.

When it comes to an exit, we seek to achieve optimum investment outcomes by drawing both on our knowledge of capital markets and trade sales and on our strong relationships with leading financial advisers and regulators in Australia and overseas.