Jessica works in our Corporate Advisory team with a focus on capital markets, including mergers and acquisitions and capital raisings. As a former resources and energy lawyer, she has extensive experience in acting for large and small to mid-cap mining and resources companies and has a particular expertise in resource, energy and infrastructure transactions.
Jessica’s experience covers a wide range of corporate matters including public and private mergers and acquisitions, IPOs and secondary capital raisings, as well as regulatory compliance. Jessica has a particular interest and passion in acting for energy and resources clients on unregulated and regulated mergers and acquisitions. Her unique understanding of environmental and other regulatory issues facing resources companies has proved to be invaluable in negotiating transaction documents.
CopperChem acquisition of Stockman copper-zinc project
Advised CopperChem Ltd, a subsidiary of Washington H. Soul Pattinson and Company Limited, on its $47.2 million acquisition of the Stockman copper-zinc project in north east Victoria from ASX listed Independence Group NL.
Metro Mining Limited
Team member acting for Metro Mining Limited in the $58.8 million acquisition of Gulf Alumina Limited, including subsequent equity capital markets transactions to fund its transition from a bauxite explorer to a developer.
Acted for dark fibre provider Superloop Limited in relation to three separate acquisitions in 2017 as part of its expansion strategy, including the acquisition of WiFi provider, GX2 for $10 million, South Australian specialist wireless broadband network provider NuSkope for $10 million, and submarine cable construction company, SubPartners Pty Ltd for $2.5 million.
KGL Resources Limited
Advised KGL Resources Limited on its $12 million placement and rights issue to fund drilling to enable the company to accelerate the immediate strategy of expanding a high-quality resource at its Jervois project.
Freedom Oil and Gas Limited
Advised Freedom Oil and Gas Limited on interim financing arrangements with Australian and US based financiers in relation to funding the development of its Eagle Ford Shale project.
Velocity Property Group Limited
Advised on the $10.6 million IPO of Velocity Property Group Limited.