NEWS: Russell Kennedy’s M&A team acts for TaskForce on its merger with Windana

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Russell Kennedy has advised TaskForce on its merger with leading community care provider Windana, creating a combined organisation that promises to deliver benefits for individuals and communities across Victoria. The combined business will continue to provide critical services for people experiencing challenges with alcohol and other drugs, family violence, mental health concerns and social disadvantage. 

The Russell Kennedy team was led by Principal Rory Maguire from the firm’s Corporate Advisory / M&A team, with assistance from Amity Jarvis, Senior Associate (Corporate Advisory / M&A), Jack Short, Lawyer (Corporate Advisory / M&A), Felicity Iredale, Senior Associate (Corporate Advisory/NFP), Samantha Taylor, Principal (Property), Kathryn Bastounas, Lawyer (Property), Kelly Ralph, Senior Associate (Employment), Harrison Gray, Lawyer (Employment), Gina Tresidder, Principal (IP/Trademarks) and Michael Cassidy, Senior Associate (IP/Trademarks).

Russell Kennedy Principal and transaction lead, Rory Maguire, commented on the success, saying: “We were proud to assist TaskForce on its successful merger with Windana. The combination of these leading community care providers will position them to grow and continue to provide their important services to the community.”

Andrea McLeod, Chief Executive, Windana, said of the merger with Taskforce: “Combining our resources, knowledge and skills has many benefits for our clients. It will ensure the long-term sustainability of our newly-merged organisation, and that we position ourselves strongly for the future to provide more services to more people.“Together, we are also a stronger voice to advocate for effective evidence-based policy and funding at local, state, and federal level.”

About Windana

Windana provides holistic, evidence-based services for people experiencing challenges with alcohol and other drugs, family violence, mental health concerns and social disadvantage.

With the combined service offering of TaskForce, the organisation provides:

  • A suite of alcohol and other drug services, including residential and non-residential withdrawal services, residential rehabilitation, and community-based programs.
  • Youth and family services, including family violence programs.Education, engagement, and employment support.

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