Sam is a partner in Gilbert + Tobin’s Corporate Advisory Group.
Sam uses his flexible skillset to help clients structure, negotiate and execute strategic corporate transactions. He has particular expertise in public and private M&A, private equity and equity capital markets.
Sam was recognised by Best Lawyers for ‘Mergers and Acquisitions Law’ in 2023 and by Doyle’s as a ‘Corporate & Commercial Law Rising Star’ in 2022.
Sam holds a Master of Laws from The University of Melbourne and a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts from Monash University.
Sam’s experience includes advising:
- TPG on its acquisition of a 19.9% interest in InvoCare and its proposed acquisition of the company.
- OZ Minerals in relation to the $9.6 billion acquisition by BHP by scheme of arrangement.
- Alludo on its proposed acquisition of Nitro Software by concurrent scheme and takeover for $530 million.
- Atlas Arteria on its response to IFM’s acquisition of a 19% interest (valuing the company at over $7.6 billion) and aspects of its proposed US$2 billion acquisition of Chicago Skyway and associated A$3 billion equity raising.
- Tabcorp on the $10 billion demerger of its lotteries business, The Lottery Corporation.
- QSuper on its participation in the $24 billion acquisition of Sydney Airport by Sydney Aviation Alliance by scheme of arrangement.
- Various private funds including KKR, TPG, Livingbridge, Navis Capital Partners, Viburnum Funds and Baring Vostok Capital Partners in relation to corporate transactions.
- Amcor on its US$6.8 billion merger with Bemis Company Inc and redomiciliation to Jersey with an NYSE listing via scheme of arrangement (valued at $17.7 billion).
- Healthscope on its $4.4 billion scheme of arrangement and simultaneous takeover bid by Brookfield.
- OZ Minerals on its $440 million acquisition of Avanco Resources by takeover bid.
- Aconex in relation to the $1.6 billion acquisition by Oracle by scheme of arrangement.
- Growthpoint Properties Australia on its $331 million acquisition of GPT Metro Office Fund by takeover bid.
- Iflix, Alinta Energy and Click Energy on their dual track processes.
- Tulla Resources, Nuchev and Ingham’s on their IPOs.
- Computershare on its $835 million pro-rata accelerated renounceable entitlement offer with rights trading to fund the acquisition of assets from Wells Fargo Corporate Trustee Services.
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