Daniel Natale

Daniel Natale

Daniel Natale is a partner who specialises in M&A (public and private) and restructures, capital raisings, public company/listed trust work, investment funds and financial services law.

Daniel’s transactional experience includes many of the firm’s most complex equity capital markets and mergers & acquisitions matters, particularly in the real estate, energy and infrastructure sectors.


  • Dexus in relation to the establishment of its new unlisted healthcare fund
  • Cheung Kong Consortium’s $7.4bn acquisition of the DUET Group by scheme of arrangement
  • Asciano in relation to its $9bn defence of scheme of arrangement and competing takeover proposals by Brookfield and Qube
  • Dexus in its successful $2.7bn hostile takeover, in consortium with CPPIB, of the Commonwealth Property Office Fund
  • APA Group on its successful $1.4bn hostile takeover of Hastings Diversified Utility Fund
  • GDI Property Group on their establishment as a stapled group, rollover of wholesale funds and their IPO and listing on ASX
  • Multiple capital raisings by various listed funds and stapled groups including Transurban, Stockland, Australand, Dexus and APA Group
  • Lendlease in relation to the establishment of its unlisted social infrastructure collective investment vehicle
  • Alesco in relation to its takeover defence of the Dulux Group bid
  • Tishman Speyer Office Fund in relation to its takeover defence of the Madison bid and subsequent take-private proposal


Legal insights

As COVID-19 evolves it will have a significant impact on investment funds and their trustees and managers, both directly and indirectly through the broader market, people and economic effects. While...

01 April 2020

This alert summarises the most important differences between the existing listing rules of the Australian Securities Exchange (“ASX”) and the changes which will come into effect on 1 December 2019.

12 November 2019

On 9 October 2019, the Australian Securities Exchange (“ASX”) released the final version of its listing rules reforms. Nearly all of these changes are expected to come into effect on 1 December 2019...

14 October 2019

This article explores issues raised by applications to the Takeovers Panel (Panel) since 1 January 2019.

30 April 2019

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