King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) has advised NZX and ASX-listed New Zealand company EBOS Group Limited (EBOS) on its proposed acquisition of LifeHealthcare from funds advised by Pacific Equity Partners for a total consideration of ~A$1.167 billion. KWM also advised on the ~A$642 million placement, up to A$100 million share purchase plan and A$540 million new term debt facilities.
The KWM team advising on the transaction was led by partners Lee Horan, David Friedlander, Yuen-Yee Cho and Tim Sherman, special counsel Amanda Isouard, senior associates Genovieve Lajeunesse, Emily Campbell and Victoria Lanyon, and solicitors Yang Yang, Nathan Finch and Vivien Ding.
Commenting on the transaction, Lee said: “We were delighted to have worked with EBOS on this strategically important transaction. The KWM team included experts from its Private Equity, Capital Markets, Debt Financing, Competition, FIRB, Tax and Employment teams across its Australian and Asian offices, who worked seamlessly together to produce a great outcome for the client.”
Chapman Tripp was EBOS’ New Zealand legal adviser and primary counsel for the equity capital raising.