Nirangjan is a Partner in Gilbert + Tobin’s Corporate Advisory group. His practice centres on M&A in the energy and infrastructure sector with particular expertise in advising major investment funds, private equity, financial sponsors, as well as listed companies on a wide range of commercial transactions. He also specialises in public M&A transactions, having advised on a number of significant transactions involving ASX-listed companies.

    Nirangjan has previously worked at the Takeovers Panel and in the corporate finance division of the Australian Securities & Investment Commission (ASIC).

    Nirangjan’s recent transactions include advising: 

    • MidOcean Energy (an EIG portfolio company) on its proposed A$18.2 billion acquisition of ASX listed Origin Energy by way of scheme of arrangement, in consortium with Brookfield (ongoing)
    • Brookfield on its role in the proposed A$9 billion consortium acquisition of AGL Energy Limited, in consortium with Grok Ventures
    • Brookfield on its A$1.1 billion sale of the Port of Geelong to Spirit Super and Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners
    • Brookfield on its acquisition of Genesee & Wyoming Inc and the subsequent divestment of the Australian business (now called One Rail) to a consortium led by Macquarie Asset Management and PGGM
    • Brookfield on its role in the consortium acquisition of Uniti Group Limited by A$3.6 billion scheme of arrangement
    • Igneo Infrastructure Partners on multiple successful M&A transactions in renewable energy, including acquisitions from John Laing, BlackRock, Macquarie and InfraRed to form one of Australia’s largest operational renewable energy platforms
    • FRV on the sale of 49 per cent of FRV Australia to Canadian pension fund OMERS Infrastructure
    • QIC and Royal Schiphol Group on their A$60 million acquisition of a 70% stake in Hobart Airport, Australia
    • Vast Solar on its entry into a business combination agreement with Nabors Energy Transition Corp, the combined entity to be named Vast and is expected to be listed on the New York Stock Exchange
    • Hertz Australia on its navigation of the global Hertz Chapter 11 insolvency process
    • An Australian sponsor on their proposed SPAC IP (tech industry, potential targets in APAC region)
    • The selling shareholders and founds of Unified Healthcare Group (UHG) on the sale of UHG to MedHealth, a subsidiary of the US-based ExamWorks Group
    • The acquisition of a major celebrity backed fitness app, including ongoing founder participation/equity arrangements
    • Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners in their acquisition of Jeonnam Offshore Wind Farm and multiple other M&A and equity transactions involving reusable energy assets
    • Sell-side advisor on the competitive auction process for the sale of Malakoff’s 51% interest in the Macarthur Wind Farm

    Takeovers Panel matter experience

    In recent years Nirangjan has represented clients successfully in many Takeover Panel matters including:

    • Spotless Group 1 and 2 (2017)
    • Tapp Group (2017)
    • Brisbane Markets Limited (2016)
    • Firestone Energy (2013)
    • Alesco 1, 2 and 3 (2012)
    • Ludowici Limited 1, 1R(a) and 1R(b)
    • Bentley Capital 1 and 1R (2011)

    Nirangjan is recognised by Best Lawyers 2018 in the Mergers and Acquisitions Law category.

    Best Lawyers

    Nirangjan was recently recognised in Doyle’s Guide as a Rising Star. 

    Doyle's Guide