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Mergers & Acquisitions

Russell Kennedy supports private businesses and individuals, private and public (ASX listed) corporations, government departments and not-for-profit organisations with navigating milestone commercial transactions including sales, mergers, acquisitions, capital raising and takeovers.


We’ve worked with clients from the retail, manufacturing, professional services, property, health, aged care, technology and transport and logistics sectors. M&A experts, we recognise that every major transaction is different and tailor our service offering to meet the specific requirements of each deal. 

Russell Kennedy supports our clients with tailored advice regarding pre-sale documentation and corporate restructuring, corporate governance and due diligence, foreign investment approvals, competition law, employment and consultancy agreements and more. 

We look to apply innovative technology to make the deal making and completion process more streamlined, collaborative and efficient for our clients.

Our strategic M&A advice is bolstered by specialist guidance from our dedicated workplace relations and employment, property, planning and environment, IT, intellectual property and banking and finance teams. 

Our respected Mergers and Acquisitions team was recognised as a leader in Australian M&A law by Acquisition International in 2016.

Below is a list of the team's recent deals that have been in the press:

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