Biography

Alex is a partner in Gilbert + Tobin’s Corporate Advisory group.

Alex has advised on a number of high profile corporate transactions and has particular expertise in public and private M&A, equity capital markets and private equity.

Alex won the ‘New Partner of the Year - 3 years or less’ category at the 2019 Partner of the Year Awards and was a finalist in the ‘Dealmaker of the Year’ category at the 2019 Lawyers Weekly Australian Law Awards. Alex has also been recognised as a ‘Rising Star’ in M&A by Australasian Lawyer.

Public M&A

  • Dulux Group on its $4.2 billion acquisition by Nippon Paints by scheme of arrangement.
  • KKR on its $2.1 billion acquisition of MYOB by scheme of arrangement.
  • Boardriders on its acquisition of Billabong by scheme of arrangement.
  • Ethane Pipeline Income Fund on the takeover bid by APA Group.
  • KKR on its acquisition of a substantial interest in OZ Minerals and the subsequent divestment of that stake.
  • GrainCorp Limited on the $3.4 billion takeover bid by Archer Daniels Midland Company.
  • Pacific Equity Partners on its $1.1 billion acquisition of Spotless by scheme of arrangement.
  • Centerbridge and Oaktree on the acquisition of a substantial interest in Billabong as part of a broader debt/equity recapitalisation (including related Takeovers Panel proceedings).
  • Crescent Capital Partners on its takeover of ClearView Wealth.
  • Telstra on FOXTEL’s $2 billion acquisition of AUSTAR United Communications by scheme of arrangement.
  • Charter Hall Office REIT on its acquisition by Reco Ambrosia Pte Ltd (an affiliate of Government of Singapore Investment Corporation Pte Ltd), the Canadian Public Sector Pension Investment Board and a member of the Charter Hall Group, executed by way of trust scheme. 
  • Conquest Mining on its merger with Catalpa Resources and the concurrent purchase of two gold projects from Newcrest Mining to form Evolution Mining.
  • Riversdale Mining on the $3.8 billion takeover bid by Rio Tinto.
  • Ross Human Directions on its acquisition by Chandler Macleod following a competitive bid process (including related Takeovers Panel proceedings).
  • Outotec Oyj on its takeover of Ausmelt.

Private M&A

  • Vitol Group on its $2.9 billion acquisition of Shell’s Australian downstream assets.
  • Ansell Limited on the $800 million sale of its Sexual Wellness business to Humanwell and CITIC following a competitive sale process.
  • MYOB on the sale of Kounta to Lightspeed.
  • KKR and its joint venture partner on the sale of Santanol.
  • Novotech on its acquisition of Clinical Network Services.
  • TPG Capital on its acquisition of Novotech.
  • APN Property Group on the sale of the management rights in respect of Generation Healthcare REIT.
  • IFM on private equity investments in the ISGM and Colette businesses.
  • Maaji on its merger with Seafolly.
  • Asahi on its acquisition of Mountain Goat.
  • Leighton Holdings on the sale process in respect of its property development business, Leighton Properties.
  • Leighton Holdings on the acquisition of Macmahon’s construction business.
  • Telstra on the sale of its New Zealand business, TelstraClear, to Vodafone.
  • REA Group on its co-investment in Move, Inc. with News Corporation.
  • Bidders for TransGrid and the Ports of Botany, Kembla and Newcastle as part of the privatisation processes conducted by the NSW Government.

ECM

  • Viva Energy on its successful $2.65 billion initial public offering and listing on ASX (the largest IPO in Australia for 5 years and the largest non-government IPO in Australian corporate history).
  • Damstra on its IPO.
  • Wesfarmers on the proposed IPO of Officeworks.
  • Viva Energy REIT on its $911million IPO.
  • Burson (now known as Bapcor) on its IPO.
  • Independent directors of Hotel Property Investments on its IPO.
  • Goldman Sachs on its equities strategic alliance with Commonwealth Bank.
  • Citi on its $1 billion underwrite of NAB's dividend reinvestment plan.
  • Cleanaway Waste Management Limited on its $590 million accelerated non-renounceable entitlement offer.
  • IOOF on its $550 million capital raising by way of placement and share purchase plan, to partly fund its acquisition of Australia and New Zealand Banking Group’s (ANZ) OnePath Pensions and Investments business.
  • Credit Suisse as underwriter for the 2018 and 2017 placements by New Century Resources Limited.
  • Syrah Resources on its capital raisings in 2018, 2017, 2016 and 2015, with an aggregate value over $600 million.
  • Evolution Mining Limited on its accelerated renounceable entitlement offer.
  • Orocobre Limited on its institutional placement.
  • Melbourne IT on its accelerated non-renounceable entitlement offer.
  • Industria REIT on its placement and accelerated non-renounceable entitlement offer.
  • Opthea Limited on its placement and accelerated non-renounceable entitlement offer.

Finalist - Dealmaker of the Year

Lawyers Weekly Australian Law Awards 2019

Alex won New Partner of the Year - 3 years of less. 

Lawyers Weekly Partner of the Year Awards 2019

Alex was one of three winners in the M&A category.

Australasian Lawyer Rising Star Awards 2014

Alex was a finalist the M&A category.

Lawyers Weekly 30 under 30 Awards 2013