G+T has advised L Catterton, the largest consumer-focused private equity firm in the world, on the sale of RM Williams to Andrew Forrest’s private investment group Tattarang.

RM Williams was founded in 1932 by bushman and entrepreneur Reginald Murray ‘R.M.’ Williams and has grown to become one of Australia’s most quintessential brands. The Adelaide-based outfitter is best known for the handcrafting of quality leather boots. The sale from LVMH-backed L Catterton, brings the brand back under Australian ownership.

G+T’s market-leading Corporate Advisory team advised on all aspects of the transaction for RM Williams and L Catterton.

The G+T team was led by Corporate Advisory partner Rachael Bassil, with support from lawyers Jennifer Mulheron, Matthew Coe and Jung-Wook Lee.

G+T’s Corporate Advisory team, which boasts some of Australia’s leading M&A and Private Equity lawyers, advises on many of Australia’s largest and most innovative transactions, including recently advising Quadrant Private Equity on the acquisition of Total Drains Group, QuadPay on its acquisition by Zip Co, Pacific Equity Partners and the Carlyle Group on the proposed acquisition of Link Group and Probe Group (backed by Quadrant Private Equity and Five V Capital) on the acquisition of Stellar BPO to create Australia's largest locally-owned outsourcing services business.

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