Biography

    Alex is a partner in the Corporate Advisory group, specialising in private equity.

    Alex has been among the most active private equity lawyers in Australia in recent years. He is regularly called on by leading global and domestic sponsors to advise on complex transactions across a wide range of funds and strategies.

    Alex is an expert in both public and private M&A, with his expertise extending to FIRB matters and the design and implementation of management equity plans. 

    Alex is recognised as a market leader in independent directors including IFLR and Best Lawyers.

    Recent private equity experience

    • KKR on its acquisition of Perpetual’s corporate trust and wealth management businesses by way of multiple schemes of arrangement and concurrent demerger of Perpetual’s asset management business 
    • Brightstar Capital Partners on its acquisition of PlayAGS
    • River Capital on its takeover bid for Locality Planning Energy 
    • KKR on the exit of its investment in Findex by way of recapitalisation transaction involving Mercury Capital
    • TPG Capital on its acquisition of InvoCare by way of scheme of arrangement 
    • Damstra on its acquisition by Ideagen (an Hg Capital portfolio company) by way of scheme of arrangement 
    • IFM Private Equity on its investment in Novigi and the concurrent acquisition of QMV Solutions by Novigi 
    • Colombia Asia (a TPG Capital portfolio company) on its acquisition of Ramsay Sime Derby Health Care
    • KKR on the exit of its investment in GreenCollar by way of sale to Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan  
    • Eldridge Industries, Brightstar Capital Partners and Claure Group on their acquisition of Ausenco from Recource Capital Funds 
    • Morrow Sodali (a TPG Capital portfolio company) on its acquisition of Domestique Consulting 
    • IFM Private Equity on its investment in Tally Group 
    • iNova (a TPG Capital portfolio company) on its acquisition of Mundipharma’s consumer healthcare business 
    • KKR on its acquisition of a controlling stake in Synergis Fund from Goldman Sachs
    • Alludo (a KKR portfolio company) on its proposed acquisition of Nitro Software by way of concurrent scheme of arrangement and takeover bid (including related Takeovers Panel proceedings)
    • TPG Capital on its acquisition of iNova from Pacific Equity Partners and Carlyle 
    • KKR on its investment in Advanced Navigation 
    • Morrow Sodali (a TPG Capital portfolio company) on its acquisition of Citadel-MAGNUS
    • KKR on the partial sell-down of its stake in GreenCollar to Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan  
    • Laser Clinics (a KKR portfolio company) on various franchise acquisitions 
    • MYOB (a KKR portfolio company) on its acquisition of Flare HR 
    • TPG Capital on the partial sell-down of its stake in Novotech to institutional investors 
    • River Capital on its acquisition of The Cheesecake Shop from PAG 
    • KKR on its acquisition of a majority stake in Colonial First State from CBA 
    • Queens Lane Capital on its acquisition of Brand Collective from Anchorage 
    • KKR on its acquisition of Education Perfect from Five V
    • TPG Capital, Potentia Capital and Aware on their proposed acquisition of Smartgroup by way of scheme of arrangement 
    • STORY3 Capital on its acquisition of Coco Republic 
    • KKR on its acquisition of Sofitel Wentworth from Frasers
    • MYOB (a KKR portfolio company) on its acquisitions of GreatSoft and Roubler and its investments in Flare HR and Butn
    • KKR on its investment in GreenCollar 
    • Novotech (a TPG Capital portfolio company) on its merger with PPC 
    • KKR on its logistics joint venture with LOGOS and Mubadala 
    • MYOB (a KKR portfolio company) on the sale of Kounta to Lightspeed and the sale of Acumatica to EQT 
    • KKR on its industrial and logistics joint venture with Centennial 
    • Novotech (a TPG Capital portfolio company) on its acquisition of CNS 
    • KKR on its residential joint venture with Altis Property Partners
    • KKR on its acquisition of MYOB by way of scheme of arrangement 
    • TPG Capital on its acquisition of Novotech from Mercury Capital 
    • KKR on the sale of Santanol to Mercer International
    • Boardriders (an Oaktree Capital portfolio company) on its acquisition of Billabong by scheme of arrangement 
    • KKR on its acquisition of a substantial stake in OZ Minerals and the subsequent divestiture of that stake 
    • Oaktree Capital and Centerbridge Partners on the acquisition of a substantial interest in Billabong as part of a broader debt/equity recapitalisation (including related Takeovers Panel proceedings)

     

    Other representative matters

    • Qube on the acquisition of Melbourne International RoRo & Automotive Terminal (MIRRAT) from Wallenius Wilhelmsen. MIRRAT is the only dedicated roll-on, roll-off terminal servicing the Victorian market
    • Financial sponsors and pension / superannuation funds bidding for infrastructure assets, including ports, airports, regulated utilities and data centres
    • Vitol Group on its acquisition of Shell’s Australian downstream assets
    • Ansell Limited on the sale of its Sexual Wellness business to Humanwell and CITIC following a competitive sale process
    • Damstra on its scrip for scrip merger with Vault Intelligence
    • DuluxGroup on its acquisition by Nippon Paints by scheme of arrangement
    • Ethane Pipeline Income Fund on takeover bid by APA Group
    • GrainCorp Limited on the takeover bid by Archer Daniels Midland Company
    • Telstra on FOXTEL’s acquisition of AUSTAR United Communications by scheme of arrangement 
    • Charter Hall Office REIT on its acquisition by Government of Singapore Investment Corporation, 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 its takeover by Rio Tinto
    • Ross Human Directions on its acquisition by Chandler Macleod by way of scheme of arrangement (including related Takeovers Panel proceedings)

    Alex was recognised in the areas of Corporate Law and Equity Capital Markets Law.

    Best Lawyers 2025

    Alex was recognised in the areas of Equity Capital Markets Law.

    BEST LAWYERS 2022

    Alex has been recognised as a Notable Practitioner for his work in M&A.

    IFLR1000 2022

    Alex was a finalist in the Dealmaker of the Year category.

    Lawyers Weekly Australian Law Awards 2019

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

    Lawyers Weekly Partner of the Year Awards 2019

    Alex was a winner in the M&A category.

    Australasian Lawyer Rising Star Awards 2014

    Alex was a finalist in the M&A category.

    Lawyers Weekly 30 under 30 Awards 2013