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    Market Insights: Expectations for Public M&A

    Watch David Friedlander's predictions for public M&A in 2019. Find out more.

    Market Insights

    We share our analysis of the latest market issues and trends.

    Getting a new real estate deal done (despite COVID-19)

    As Australia continues to navigate the incredible scenarios that COVID-19 is forcing us all to face – we thought it useful to flag some insights and learnings from some of our recent deals that have successfully moved ahead despite the practical and regulatory speedbumps that COVID-19 has introduced.

    The impact of the Internet of Things

    The Internet of Things and the resulting level of connectivity is impacting nearly every aspect of our daily lives. What are the benefits and the things we need to consider as we move into 2020, by which time it is predicted more than 20 billion devices will be connected. Partner, Cheng Lim discusses.

    Is the appetite for investment for renewables still there?

    We sat down with Roderick Smythe and Shannon Etwell to look at whether the appetite for investment in renewables is set to continue despite political volatility in light of their work on some of Australia’s largest renewables projects.

    KWM's ECM team helps clients secure over A$9.4 billion in capital amid COVID-19

    Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020, the KWM Equity Capital Markets team has assisted its clients to raise approximately $9.4 billion. This represents nearly half of the approximately $20 billion raised on the ASX to date and approximately 30% of the ASX 300 capital raisings.

    Does Australia's merger control regime need changing?

    The ACCC has recently cited difficulties in proving that some mergers would result in a breach of Australian competition laws as part of a desire to explore whether Australia’s merger control regime needs reforming. Sharon Henrick discusses.

    The unique challenges of Fintech IPOs

    Fast growing technology companies often employ a regulatory strategy of ‘asking for forgiveness, not permission’ when it comes to regulatory compliance in the hope that support from their customers will ultimately overcome any unhappy regulators.

    Raising equity capital – issues for directors

    When it comes to raising money through an equity capital raising, there are a number of structures available to issuers. Our experts discuss ASIC's doubling of the SPP cap to $30,000 per shareholder and what this means for directors.

    Recent trends in Listed Investment Vehicle IPO

    The falling cash rates in Australia continue to drive demand by retail investors for alternative investment products. As a result, 2019 has been another strong year for Australian and foreign investment managers raising funds through listed investment vehicles.

    What has 2019 held for ECM in an unpredictable environment?

    So far in 2019 the IPO market in Australia has been relatively subdued. What's next for the rest of the year? Our ECM experts give their predictions for the year ahead.

    Deal Wrap

    We unpack the business challenges, strategic thinking and market impact of our most innovative transactions.  

    Flight Centre Capital Raising

    Head of KWM’s Restructuring and Insolvency Practice Tim Klineberg and M&A Partner Paul Schroder unpack their high-speed $700million Capital raising for Flight Centre

    Arrium Restructuring

    Our team worked on the Arrium restructure, the largest and most complex in Australia’s history. Watch to find out Ken Astridge’s and Tim Klineberg’s thoughts on advising the financiers with a circa $2.9 billion exposure to the Arrium group and the financing structure changes.

    Brookfield's acquitision of AT&T's data centre

    We sat down with Adrian Perkins and Marie Vlassis to find out how Brookfield’s acquisition of AT&T’s data centres around the world came together in a complex multi-jurisdictional transaction.

    Ansell Acquisition

    Our M&A experts acted as global counsel for Humanwell Healthcare (Group) Co., Ltd and CITIC Capital on their US$600 million acquisition of ASX-listed Ansell Limited’s sexual wellness business. Watch to see how we executed this multi-jurisdictional transaction.

    Healthscope Acquisition

    We discussed the innovative aspects of the deal with partners David Eliakim and Yuen-Yee Cho. Watch our latest Deal Wrap to find out more about how this novel transaction came together.

    Paladin restructure

    Paul Schroder and Tim Klineberg discuss Paladin’s seven month administration; a multi-disciplinary and global matter that culminated in a US$700 million debt for equity swap through a Deed of Company Arrangement and a court approved s444GA share transfer.

    PT Bumi Resources Tbk restructuring

    Find out more about the restructuring of PT Bumi Resources Tbk, where co-lead partner Andrew Deszcz discusses KWM’s unique position to advise on the court-mandated, multi-billion dollar debt restructure of Indonesia’s largest thermal coal producer.

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