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Andrew Chan

Andrew has over 15 years’ experience as a corporate M&A lawyer and is experienced in advising founders, listed companies and private equity firms on a range of issues, including negotiated cross-border M&A, public company takeovers, equity capital raisings, debt restructuring, joint ventures, interaction with regulators including FIRB and Victoria’s ERR and general corporate/commercial advice.

His recent focus has been directed at mid-market and private M&A and foreign investment into Australia.
Andrew is listed as a Recognised Lawyer for M&A, Corporate law and Commercial law in the 2025 edition of Best Lawyers in Australia and as a Leading Corporate Lawyer, (Victoria) in Doyle’s guide since 2023.
Andrew is also a Board director of the specialist paediatric institution, The Royal Children’s Hospital located in Melbourne.

Expertise

Andrew’s expertise includes:

  • Cross-border M&A
  • Public company takeovers
  • Equity capital raisings
  • Debt restructuring
  • Joint ventures
  • General corporate and commercial advice
  • Regulatory advice (FDI and ERR)

Recent Projects

  • Advising Victory Minerals on its acquisition of the Ballarat gold mine from administration including obtaining all regulatory approvals;
  • Advising funds managed by GP Strategic Capital (NYSE: OWL) on its acquisition of a 46.3% relevant interest and 52% economic interest in Navigator Global Investments Pty Ltd (ASX: NGI) as part of a transaction which involved the acceleration of the acquisition of incremental profit distributions and settlement of redemption obligations of NGI.
  • Advising EPC Groupe (EPA: EXPL) on its acquisition of Blastcon and Australian operations;
  • Acting for Amari Metals (a privately owned major importer and distributor of metals and metal products) on multiple acquisitions of Australian suppliers of quality stainless steel, mild steel and other metals in competitive sale processes.
  • Advising the owners of Perfection Fresh (the Simonetta family, the Victor Smorgon Group, and James Orloff) on a partial sale to a global investor consortium comprising. Equilibrium Capital, Temasek and existing investor Public Sector Pension Investment Board;
  • Advising the owners of The Card Network (TCN), the leading Australian-based provider of multi choice gift cards and payment solutions in its 100% sale to InComm Payments, a United States based global payment solutions technology provider.
  • Advising the owners of Acknowledge Education (a group of Australian private tertiary colleges) on the 100% sale to UP Education (a PEP portfolio company).
  • The majority owner and founder of Propel Group, the Australia based parent of retail brands including RB Sellars and Driza-Bone to Lempriere Capital.
  • The founders of AFS Logistics (tech driven 3PL and 4PL business) on the sale of a strategic interest to Australian private equity firm The Growth Fund.
  • The Lansell family on the sale of the business assets of LCL (one of Australia’s largest producers of high-quality copper-based alloys) to ASX listed Reliance Worldwide Corporation Limited.
  • The founders of Ballarat based Porter Plant on its sale to Tokyo listed Kanamoto Corporation.

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location

Melbourne

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