Congratulations to KKR for signing binding transaction documents to acquire Perpetual’s corporate trust and wealth management businesses for $2.175 billion.

Gilbert + Tobin is advising KKR on all aspects of the transaction, drawing on experts across corporate/M&A, banking, financial services regulation, superannuation, disputes and investigations, intellectual property, technology and digital, tax, employment and other parts of the firm.

The G+T team was led by partner Alex Kauye, who has advised KKR on numerous investments across different funds and strategies in Asia-Pacific. 

Alex said: "This transaction sits alongside KKR’s investments in Arnott’s and Colonial First State as another example of KKR’s proven capability in complex carve-out transactions. We are grateful for the trust that KKR continues to place in us to support them on their Australian portfolio.” 

Other members of the G+T team include:

Corporate / M&A

  • Nirangjan Nagarajah, partner 
  • Sam Kings, partner 
  • Olivia Blakiston, lawyer
  • Ebony Keenan-Dunn, special counsel
  • Stephanie Rowan, lawyer
  • Fiona Blanch, lawyer
  • Christopher Margin, lawyer
  • Jordan Czelen, lawyer
  • Sophie Chalet, lawyer
  • Alexia Grindle, lawyer
  • Maxwell Collins, lawyer


  • John Schembri, partner
  • Michael Spurritt, lawyer
  • Victor Salman, lawyer
  • Nick Cooper, lawyer

Financial Services Regulation

  • Georgina Willcock, special counsel


  • Luke Barrett, partner

Disputes + Investigations

  • Philippa Hofbrucker, partner
  • Rebecca Spigelman, partner

Intellectual Property

  • Anna Smyth, partner

Technology + Digital

  • Melissa Fai, partner
  • Andrew Hii, partner


  • Julian Cheng, partner


  • James Pomeroy, special counsel