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David Bryant

David is a leading corporate lawyer with more than 14 years’ experience. David advises clients across a wide range of industries on private and public M&A, capital raising and investments, joint ventures, strategic contracts, corporate restructuring and general corporate and commercial law.

David has a deep understanding of clients’ commercial drivers, risk profiles, challenges and opportunities. His work history, including a previous role as a senior lawyer at ASX-listed Costa Group, has given him greater insight into the issues that matter to clients and has further honed his commercially-minded approach.

Expertise

David’s expertise includes:

  • Private and public mergers and acquisitions
  • Capital raising and investments
  • Joint ventures
  • Strategic contracts
  • Corporate restructuring
  • General corporate and commercial law

Recent projects

  • Advising on the sale of Metro Food Co. to Openway Food Co (a Five V Capital portfolio company);
  • Advising on the acquisition of the Select Fresh wholesale food distribution business by Costa Group;
  • Advising on the sale of Swanson Industries (an AEA Investors) portfolio company to Questas Group (an Allegro Funds portfolio company);
  • Advising on the sale of PDS Group to Deloitte Australia;
  • Advising on the acquisition of the Cuscal rediATM-fleet by Armaguard;
  • Advising on the sale of a 51% stake in Scott Park Group to Sumitomo Forestry Co.;
  • Advising on the buyout of all other shareholders of the Donric Group as part of a group restructure;
  • Advising on the acquisition of the Blueprint Group by Strikeforce AMC;
  • Advising on the sale of Sita Buslines and Sita Coaches to Transit Systems;
  • Advising on the sale of corporate health insurance provider GU Health by Australian Unity to nib;
  • Advising on the sale of NAB’s equity stake in Pengana Capital to Hunter Hall;
  • Advising on the sale by ENGIE of the Loy Yang B power plant;
  • Advising on the demerger and IPO of Clydesdale Bank PLC (previously a subsidiary of NAB);
  • Advising on the $5.5 billion rights issue by NAB in 2015;
  • Advising on the IPO of Medibank Private Limited; and
  • Advising on the successful off-market takeover bid by APA Group for Hastings Funds Management (a subsidiary of Westpac Banking Corporation).

Professional Memberships / Accreditation & Activities

  • Recommended Lawyer, Business & Commercial Lawyers – Victoria, Doyle’s Guide

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location

Melbourne

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Andrew Crean