Partner

Daniel Livingston

Daniel is a partner in our Corporate Advisory team. Daniel’s Australian and international transactional expertise has been recognised by independent industry publications such as Legal 500 and Doyle’s.

Daniel specialises in Mergers & Acquisitions and Capital Markets. He acts for a mixture of listed and unlisted companies, managing a range of complex transactions. These include Chapter 6 Corporations Act takeovers, schemes of arrangements, private treaty M&A, private equity transactions, equity investment transactions, and capital raisings, including IPOs.

He complements these skills with strong expertise in commercial law, corporate governance and risk management (including ASX listing rules compliance).

Daniel brings a wealth of experience from both in-house and law firm roles. He spent a large part of his legal career at Blake Dawson Waldron (now Ashurst). He also spent 3.5 years of his career working in New York. Daniel has also held the positions of General Manager Legal, Strategy and Development and General Counsel (Corporate) for Tabcorp Holdings Limited.

He focuses on providing a clear, commercial and strategic approach to deliver effective solutions for complex transactions and sensitive situations.

Expertise

Daniel’s expertise includes:

  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Private Equity
  • Capital Markets/IPO
  • Renewable Energy
  • Corporate Governance
  • Restructuring

Recent Projects

  • Advised Honan Insurance Group Pty Ltd on the acquisition of 77.5% of the shares in LLP Holdings Pty Ltd (trading as Empire Insurance Group) with a Call Option to acquire the remaining 22.5%.
  • Advised the shareholders of Tibaldi Australasia Pty Ltd on the sale of 100% of their shares to a Singaporean conglomerate focussed on investments in the consumer products sector across the Asia-Pacific.
  • Acted for the CEO and Executive Chairman (Founding Family) in the sale of shares in HIG Australia Holdco Pty Ltd to Marsh in a circa $700 million sale.
  • Advised Lottoland on their successful acquisition of a 20-year Keno Licence from the Victorian Government.
  • Acted for the consortium of some of Australia’s largest Superannuation funds – Hostplus, Australian Super, HESTA, Cbus and MTAA Super on their divestment of Super Partners Pty Ltd.
  • Acted for Honan Insurance Group Pty Ltd on the circa $100 million sale to TA Associates Pty Ltd.
  • Acting on the merger between Turi Foods and OSI International Foods (Australia), creating a merged entity with revenues of over $600m.
  • Acting for Cox Automotive in their purchase of CarsGuide from News Corp Australia.
  • Advised Findex Australia Pty Ltd with respect to the Crowe Horwath acquisition scheme of arrangement including with its $109 million equity funding transaction with KKR in order to partially fund the acquisition of Crowe Horwath.
  • Assisting AS Digital in the sale of all of its shares to OpenTable Australia Restaurant Pty Ltd (backed by a guarantee from the Priceline Group LLC for a purchase price of $42m plus adjustments).
  • Advising Bureau Veritas on the acquisition of Dairy Technical Services (DTS) by the Bureau Veritas AsureQuality Group worth circa $90m.
  • Advising Ratch Australia on the largest project financed wind farm transaction in Australia.

Professional Memberships / Accreditation & Activities

  • Recommended Lawyer, Corporate and M&A, The Legal 500 Asia Pacific
  • Recommended Lawyer, Private Equity, Doyle’s Guide

    Sector

location

Melbourne

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