Amanda Isouard

Amanda Isouard

Amanda Isouard is a Special Counsel in the Mergers & Acquisitions team, specialising in equity capital markets, hybrid securities, schemes, takeovers, private sales & acquisitions & corporate governance advice.  

Amanda has over 12 years’ M&A experience, and was involved in a number of capital raisings during the GFC.  Amanda is able to leverage off that invaluable GFC experience to assist with advising on capital raisings in the current health & economic crisis environment. 

Amanda is listed under “Rising Stars” for Equity Capital Markets in The Legal 500 & has been described as a “key lawyer” & a “name to note”.

Representative matters

Equity capital markets – issuer roles

  • Qantas’ $1.43bn placement & SPP
  • Abacus’ $402m ANREO
  • Harmoney’s $92.5m IPO
  • Ampol’s $500m subordinated debt issuance
  • Super Retail Group’s $203m ANREO
  • Atlas Arteria’s $495m placement & SPP
  • Flight Centre’s $700m ANREO & placement
  • oOh!media’s $167m ANREO & placement
  • Auckland Airport’s $1bn placement & SPP
  • Atlas Arteria’s $1.35bn ANREO & placement
  • Costa’s $176m PAITREO
  • KKR Credit Income Fund’s $925m IPO
  • AMP’s $650m placement & SPP
  • Investec Australia Property Fund’s $84m placement
  • Dexus’ $950m placement & SPP
  • Investec Australia Property Fund’s $102m IPO
  • amaysim’s $50m ANREO
  • Bingo Industries’ $439.5m IPO
  • Dexus’ $500m placement & SPP
  • Dexus’ $400m placement & SPP
  • Peet’s $54m placement & SPP
  • Peet’s $132m placement & SPP to fund a takeover
  • Westpac’s $1.7bn subordinated notes offer
  • Warburg Pincus’ $560m block trade of its 34% stake in TPI
  • Medibank’s $5.9bn IPO
  • Aurizon’s $5bn IPO & $1.5bn buy-back

Equity capital markets – lead manager roles

  • Dalrymple Bay Infrastructure’s $656m IPO
  • Adore Beauty’s $270m IPO
  • IOOF’s $1.04bn placement, ANREO & SPP
  • Sydney Airport’s $2bn PAITREO
  • Credit Corp’s $150m placement & SPP
  • Lendlease’s $1.15bn placement & SPP
  • OilSearch’s $1.08bn ANREO & placement
  • Bendigo & Adelaide Bank’s $300m placement & SPP
  • WorleyParsons’ $2.9bn ANREO
  • Nufarm’s $330m PAITREO
  • Woodside Petroleum’s $2.5bn PAITREO
  • WorleyParsons’ $322m ANREO
  • Nufarm’s $446m PAITREO
  • VillaWorld’s $50m simple corporate bonds offer
  • Qube’s $200m hybrid offer
  • Virgin’s $852m traditional non-renounceable entitlement offer
  • Santos’ $3.5bn PAITREO
  • Origin’s $2.5bn PAITREO
  • Myer’s $220m ANREO
  • Crown Resorts’ $630m hybrid offer
  • Qube’s $300m subordinated notes offer
  • Tabcorp Holdings’ $200m retail bonds issue
  • Origin’s $2.3bn PAITREO
  • Tabcorp Holdings’ $284m retail bonds issue
  • Arrium’s $750m PAITREO & placement
  • AGL’s $1.2bn PAITREO
  • Nine Entertainment’s $600m IPO
  • ASX’s $553m PAITREO
  • AGL’s $900m PAITREO
  • Ten Network’s $230m ANREO
  • Ten Network’s $200m AREO
  • Aston Resources’ $400m IPO
  • Pacific Brands’ $256m ANREO
  • Asciano’s $2bn ANREO, conditional placement & unconditional placement
  • OneSteel’s $789m ANREO & placement

Public M&A

  • Hellman & Friedman’s contested approach to Fairfax Media
  • Dexus’ $2.5bn bid for Investa Office Fund
  • Expedia’s $700m acquisition of Holdings via scheme of arrangement
  • Dexus’ and CPPIB’s $3.9bn takeover bid for Commonwealth Office Property Fund (joint bidder)
  • Peet’s acquisition of CIC Australia via takeover and capital raising
  • ArcelorMittal’s joint takeover bid for Macarthur Coal
  • Woolworths’ on-market and off-market buy-backs & unmarketable parcel sale facilities

Private M&A

  • Clearlake Capital-backed Dude Solutions’ acquisition of Assetic
  • A financial institution on the disposal of its funds management business through a competitive sale process
  • An underbidder on Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan’s sale of Metronode
  • Abraaj Investment Management’s proposed acquisition of Waco International Holdings
  • Bekaert NV’s acquisition of Arrium’s wire ropes business & follow on joint venture
  • Far East Orchard’s joint venture with Toga Group
  • Tiger Airways’ sell down & joint venture with Virgin Australia Holdings
  • Altus Group’s acquisitions of Page Kirkland & Argus Software
  • SVITZER’s divestment of its stake in Flinders Ports
  • Kulczyk Oil Ventures’ acquisition of Triton Hyrocarbon

Recent publications

Career history

  • 2018 – present: Special Counsel, King & Wood Mallesons
  • 2013 – 2018: Senior Associate, King & Wood Mallesons
  • 2008 – 2012: Solicitor, Mallesons Stephen Jacques
  • 2008: Law Graduate, Mallesons Stephen Jacques
  • 2007: Law Clerk, Mallesons Stephen Jacques
  • 2006 – 2007: Summer Clerk, Mallesons Stephen Jacques
  • 2006: Paralegal, Mallesons Stephen Jacques



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