Private equity is an increasingly important asset class in Australia.
In the post-GFC environment, Australia’s strong economy and well managed businesses have become a centre of attention for both Australian and international private equity funds.
This presents increased opportunities for high quality mid-size businesses – a group with which we have a long history of involvement.
Our private company client base and established IPO practice place us in a unique position in the Australian private equity market.
We have extensive experience in the life-cycle of private capital - from seed, early-stage and expansion capital through to buy-outs and public to private transactions.
We strongly believe that a period under private equity control can help a business to implement the financial disciplines expected by the public market, whilst still in the private sphere. It can also provide time and resources to grow the business to a level that will ensure enduring market interest post IPO.
In the long term, private equity investment and an IPO are not mutually exclusive.
We have acted for private equity firms, vendors and management teams on a diverse range of transactions in the private equity field.
Our team understands the key drivers for the private equity industry and is well placed to help you to understand the potential benefits of private equity involvement in your business, and introduce you to the key players in the market.
If you need advice on private equity, please contact one of our team.
Our publication ‘A practical guide to private equity’ is also available upon request.