NEWS: Russell Kennedy’s M&A team act for Autumn Lodge on its merger with Uniting NSW.ACT

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Russell Kennedy has acted for Autumn Lodge on its merger with Uniting NSW.ACT. The Russell Kennedy M&A team was led by Rohan Harris, Principal and closely supported by Ellen O'Neil, Senior Associate (Corporate Advisory / M&A / Aged Care), as well as Sara Hatcher, Principal and Anna Shilova, Associate (Property).

Autumn Lodge, being one of Armidale’s oldest aged care facilities, sought expressions of interest from several organisations before selecting Uniting NSW.ACT as the organisation with whom they would undertake a merger. The merger was completed in late September 2022.

Russell Kennedy Principal and transaction lead, Rohan Harris, commented on the success, saying:

“We were pleased to support the outgoing Autumn Lodge board and executive team on completing a significant transaction for the ongoing delivery of aged care and retirement living accommodation and services in the local Armidale community.”

David Steller, Outgoing Chair of the Board, Autumn Lodge, said:

“There is a strong fit with the values of Autumn Lodge, experience in regional service delivery, capacity to add value to the existing operations, and experience in major capital works programs that can extend and/or upgrade the existing facilities."

About Russell Kennedy:

Russell Kennedy delivers expert legal solutions and provides market-leading expertise in our sectors of focus. We are committed to making a difference for our clients, providing opportunities for our people and creating positive and lasting change within our community.

Russell Kennedy is a full service legal firm with offices in Sydney and Melbourne, proudly in operation for more than 120 years. We presently have over 300 staff across our offices.

Further assistance:

For assistance regarding mergers and acquisitions, please contact Rohan HarrisEllen O'Neil or a member of our Corporate & Commercial Advisory team. Learn more about Russell Kennedy’s aged care expertise here.

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This transaction has been covered by Australasian Lawyers here and Lawyers Weekly here.

Rohan Harris 

 Rohan Harris


 P: 02 8987 0024



Ellen O'Neil 

 Ellen O'Neil

 Senior Associate

 P: 02 8987 0027