Wes is a partner in the Corporate Advisory group, specialising in public and private mergers and acquisitions. 

    He regularly advises corporate and financial investor clients on all types of M&A transactions, including takeovers, schemes of arrangement and private share/asset sales (including consortium deals, carve-outs and distressed acquisitions).

    He has been involved in a number of the high-profile M&A situations in recent years. 

    Wes also regularly advises on joint ventures, directors’ duties, continuous disclosure, the ASX listing rules and FIRB matters. 

    Wes’ experience includes advising:  

    • Sigma Healthcare on its proposed $8.8 billion merger with Chemist Warehouse (by way of reverse acquisition, and backdoor listing on ASX, of Chemist Warehouse).
    • Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Corporation (MUTB) on its $1.2 billion acquisition of Link Group by scheme of arrangement.
    • CRH on its acquisition of a majority interest in Adbri Limited with an equity value of $2.1 billion by scheme of arrangement. 
    • Macquarie Asset Management and Aware Super on their $3.5 billion acquisition of Vocus Group Limited by scheme of arrangement.
    • Anchorage Capital Group on Allegro’s takeover of Slater & Gordon.
    • Macquarie Asset Management and its co-investors on the $3.58 billion sale of Axicom to Australian Tower Network (owned by AustralianSuper and Singtel).
    • APA Group on its $773 million acquisition of the Basslink interconnector pipeline.
    • CIMIC on its response to HOCHTIEF Australia’s unsolicited takeover bid valuing CIMIC at $6.85 billion.
    • Colinton Capital Partners on its acquisition of Buildsafe.
    • Cashrewards Limited on its response to 1835i’s (ANZ’s) off market takeover.
    • BCI Media Group on its acquisitions of TenderSearch and BuildCentral, investment by Gresham Capital Partners, and sale to the Byggfakta Group (then backed by Stirling Square and TA Associates).
    • Damstra Holdings Limited on its all-scrip acquisition of Vault Intelligence Limited by scheme of arrangement. 
    • SG Fleet on its acquisition of LeasePlan ANZ with an enterprise value of $1.5 billion.
    • Direct Group Investments on its sale to CPEC Capital.
    • MoneyMe and SiteMinder on their IPOs and ASX listings.
    • Group, Inc (a portfolio company of Siris Capital) on its proposed all cash acquisition of Webcentral Group by scheme of arrangement, and the associated Takeovers Panel proceedings.
    • The Stars Group on its $6 billion merger with Flutter Entertainment (following earlier working on its acquisition of CrownBet, and CrownBet’s acquisition of William Hill).