Gilbert + Tobin has advised Komatsu on its acquisition of MST Global from Odyssey Private Equity.

Komatsu is a global manufacturer and distributor of earthmoving and mining equipment headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

MST Global has been operating for 30 years and has become one of the leaders in digital technology used in the underground mining sector and has helped build digital ecosystems with real-time insights.

Corporate Advisory Partner David Josselsohn led the G+T team, together with consultant Simon Goedhals and lawyers James Soussa, Taylor Jones and graduates Harry Waite and Lucy Savona. The team were supported by specialists throughout the firm including partner Charles Coorey (Competition, Consumer + Market Regulation), partner Daniel MacPherson (Disputes + Investigations), partner Muhunthan Kanagaratnam (Tax), partner Lisa Lennon (Intellectual Property), partner Andrew Hii (Technology + Digital), special counsel James Pomeroy (Employment) and special counsel Jo Bayes (Real Estate).

Speaking of the transaction, David said: “We are pleased to have advised Komatsu on this strategically important transaction, working closely with their Japanese legal advisers, Nagashima Ohno and Tsunematsu, to deliver a successful outcome which will add to Komatsu’s digital strategy.”

G+T’s Corporate Advisory team, which boasts some of Australia’s leading M&A lawyers, has advised on many of Australia’s largest and most innovative transactions involving ASX-listed companies, including our continued role advising Virtus on its contested takeover involving CapVest and BGH, advising Afterpay on its $39 billion acquisition by Block, Inc (formerly Square, Inc), the largest public M+A deal in Australia’s history and the largest cross border fintech deal globally, advising Cardno on the sale of its Americas ESG and consulting divisions, advising MIRA on its $2.6 billion acquisition of BINGO Industries and advised the PowAR consortium – comprising Queensland Investment Corporation (QIC), the Future Fund and AGL Energy – on its successful $3 billion acquisition of Tilt Renewables in partnership with Mercury NZ. The team is recognised in the leading legal directories, including being recognised as Band 1 for Corporate/M&A by Chambers Asia-Pacific 2022 and Tier 1 for M&A by IFLR1000 2021.

About Gilbert + Tobin

Gilbert + Tobin’s Corporate Advisory Group provides innovative solutions and project management for all aspects of both large-scale and smaller value corporate transactions and advises on a range of related corporate issues. The environment for corporate transactions is becoming increasingly complex as businesses need to meet both their legal obligations and the demands of shareholders and other stakeholders.

The team is made up of leading transactional lawyers and commercial lawyers with the skills and experience necessary to execute wide-ranging merger, acquisition, and capital markets transactions. We achieve commercial results and outcomes through creative solutions, perseverance, and best practice.

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Our team of highly regarded transactional and commercial lawyers has advised senior management and boards on a wide range of complex business and legal issues.

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