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01 May 2019 | Transactions & Matters | Corporate and Mergers & Acquisitions

Nine Entertainment: sale of ACM

Greenwoods have advised Nine Entertainment (Nine) on the agreed sale of ACM for approximately $115 million.

07 Nov 2018 | Transactions & Matters | Corporate and Mergers & Acquisitions

Caltex Australia: expanded partnership with Woolworths

Greenwoods have advised Caltex Australia Ltd on its expanded fuel and convenience relationship with Woolworths Ltd.

01 Nov 2018 | Transactions & Matters | Corporate and Mergers & Acquisitions

Wesfarmers: Coles demerger

Greenwoods have advised Wesfarmers in relation to the spin-off of the Coles supermarket business into a standalone entity.

01 Nov 2018 | Transactions & Matters | Corporate and Mergers & Acquisitions

BHP Billiton: off-market buy-back

Greenwoods have advised BHP Billiton in relation to its USD$5.2bn off-market buy-back and USD$5.2bn special dividend.

07 Jun 2018 | Transactions & Matters | Corporate and Mergers & Acquisitions

Westfield: acquisition by Unibail-Rodamco SE

Greenwoods have advised Westfield Corporation on its acquisition by Unibail-Rodamco for $32.7bn.

28 Mar 2018 | Transactions & Matters | Corporate and Mergers & Acquisitions | Energy & Resources

Rio Tinto: sale of Kestrel coal mine

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills have advised Rio Tinto on income tax issues relating to the $2.9b sale of the Kestrel coal mine.

21 Mar 2018 | Transactions & Matters | Energy & Resources | Corporate and Mergers & Acquisitions

Rio Tinto: sale of Hail Creek and Valeria coal assets

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills have advised Rio Tinto on the sale of its Queensland Hail Creek and Valeria coal assets to Glencore for $2.2b.

21 Mar 2018 | Transactions & Matters | Employment & Superannuation | Corporate and Mergers & Acquisitions

Aconex: acquisition by Oracle

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills has advised Aconex on its sale to Oracle by scheme of arrangement.

13 Dec 2017 | Transactions & Matters | Corporate and Mergers & Acquisitions | International

Disney: acquisition of 21st Century Fox

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills are advising The Walt Disney Company on Australian tax aspects of the proposed acquisition of part of 21st Century Fox for $68 billion.

12 Dec 2017 | Transactions & Matters | Corporate and Mergers & Acquisitions | International

Westfield: acquisition by Unibail-Rodamco

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills are advising Westfield in relation to the proposed acquisition of Westfield Corporation by Unibail-Rodamco.

02 Oct 2017 | Transactions & Matters | Corporate and Mergers & Acquisitions | Energy & Resources

Origin Energy: sale of oil and gas business

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills has advised Origin Energy on the sale of its conventional upstream oil and gas business, Lattice Energy, to Beach Energy for $1.585 billion.

25 May 2017 | Transactions & Matters | Corporate and Mergers & Acquisitions

Foschini Group: acquisition of Retail Apparel Group

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills advised The Foschini Group on the acquisition of the Retail Apparel Group in a deal worth approx $300M.

31 Mar 2017 | Transactions & Matters | Corporate and Mergers & Acquisitions

Platinum Equity: acquisition of Staples Australia and OfficeMax Australia

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills has advised Platinum Equity on its acquisition of Staples Australia and OfficeMax Australia.

24 Jan 2017 | Transactions & Matters | Corporate and Mergers & Acquisitions | Energy & Resources

Rio Tinto: sale of Hunter coal assets

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills advised Rio Tinto on the sale of Hunter coal mining assets to Yancoal for A$3.2b.

31 Oct 2016 | Transactions & Matters | Energy & Resources | Corporate and Mergers & Acquisitions

Windward Resources: acquisition by Independence Group NL

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills acted for Independence Group NL in relation to its takeover of Windward Resources Limited, valued at approximately $20 million.

20 Oct 2016 | Transactions & Matters | Corporate and Mergers & Acquisitions | Employment & Superannuation

NAB: sale of interest in MLC

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills advised NAB on the sale of 80% of its life insurance business to Nippon Life Insurance Company for A$2.4 billion.

31 Jul 2016 | Transactions & Matters | Corporate and Mergers & Acquisitions

Pacific Brands: acquisition by Hanes Brands

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills has advised Pacific Brands on its sale to Hanes Brands Inc by scheme of arrangement.

08 Mar 2016 | Transactions & Matters | Corporate and Mergers & Acquisitions | Energy & Resources

Taralga Wind Farm

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills has advised a subsidiary of Banco Santander, S.A. on the sale of the Taralga Wind Farm to power group SPIC Pacific Hydro Pty Ltd.

26 Feb 2016 | Transactions & Matters | Corporate and Mergers & Acquisitions

Caltex: share buy-back

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills advised Caltex Australia Limited on its $270m off-market share buy-back.

21 Sep 2015 | Transactions & Matters | Corporate and Mergers & Acquisitions

Swisse Wellness: sale of interest to Biostime

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills has advised leading Australian wellness brand Swisse Wellness on the sale of an 83% interest in Swiss Wellness to Hong Kong Stock Exchange-listed Biostime International Holdings Ltd.

17 Jul 2015 | Transactions & Matters | Corporate and Mergers & Acquisitions | Employment & Superannuation

Viator: Class Ruling

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills advised Viator Inc in respect of the tax treatment of their employee equity arrangements following the takeover by Trip Advisor Inc.

12 Jun 2015 | Transactions & Matters | Real Estate | GST | Corporate and Mergers & Acquisitions

Gateway Lifestyle: restructure and IPO

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills advised Gateway Lifestyle on its restructure and initial public offering.

28 May 2015 | Transactions & Matters | Corporate and Mergers & Acquisitions

BHP Billiton: demerger of South32

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills advised BHP Billiton Limited on the demerger of certain of its assets to create a simplified BHP Billiton and a new independent global metals and mining company, South32.

25 May 2015 | Transactions & Matters | Corporate and Mergers & Acquisitions

Australian Finance Group: IPO

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills advised Australian Finance Group Ltd in relation to its initial public offering.

22 Dec 2014 | Transactions & Matters | Corporate and Mergers & Acquisitions

Fairfax: Radio Merger

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills advised Fairfax Media Limited on the merger of its radio network with that of Macquarie Radio Network.

17 Dec 2014 | Transactions & Matters | Corporate and Mergers & Acquisitions

Fairfax: Investment in Skoolbo

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills advised Fairfax Media Limited on its acquisition of a minority stake in Skoolbo.

11 Oct 2014 | Transactions & Matters | Corporate and Mergers & Acquisitions | Projects & Infrastructure

Infrastructure Fund and the Utilities Trust of Australia

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills advised the Infrastructure Fund and the Utilities Trust of Australia on their sale of the Envirogen generation business.

20 Aug 2014 | Transactions & Matters | Corporate and Mergers & Acquisitions

Wesfarmers: capital management

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills has been advising Wesfarmers Limited on its capital management initiative which was announced on 20 August 2014 .

14 Aug 2014 | Transactions & Matters | Corporate and Mergers & Acquisitions

AGL Energy: rights entitlement offer

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills advised AGL Energy on its underwritten 1 for 5 accelerated renounceable pro-rata entitlement offer of new securities intended to raise A$1.232b.

31 Jul 2014 | Transactions & Matters | Corporate and Mergers & Acquisitions

Milne Agrigroup: advising on the sale of Liveringa and Nerrima pastoral stations

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills have advised Milne Agrigroup on the sale of the Liveringa and Nerrima pastoral stations.

30 Jun 2014 | Transactions & Matters | Corporate and Mergers & Acquisitions

Westfield: restructure 2014

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills advised Westfield and Westfield Retail Trust Groups on their respective re-organisations to create an international business (Westfield Corporation) and Australia/NZ business (Scentre Group) in 2014.

30 Jun 2014 | Transactions & Matters | Corporate and Mergers & Acquisitions

Wesfarmers: sale of Australia and NZ insurance business

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills advised Wesfarmers on the A$1.8b sale of its Australian and New Zealand insurance business to Insurance Australia Group.

24 Jun 2014 | Transactions & Matters | Corporate and Mergers & Acquisitions

Telstra: JV with SNP

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills advised Telstra on the establishment of a joint venture with SNP.

13 May 2014 | Transactions & Matters | Corporate and Mergers & Acquisitions

Macquarie: demerger of interest in Sydney Airports

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills advised Macquarie Group on its A$1.3b in specie distribution of Sydney Airport securities in 2014.

24 Dec 2012 | Transactions & Matters | Corporate and Mergers & Acquisitions | Projects & Infrastructure

Australian Infrastructure Fund: sale of airport assets

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills advised the Australian Infrastructure Fund on its sale of Australian and European airport assets for A$2b to the Future Fund.

13 Sep 2012 | Transactions & Matters | Corporate and Mergers & Acquisitions

Little World Beverages: takeover by Kirin

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills acted for Little World Beverages in respect of its A$362m takeover by Kirin Company 2012.

23 Oct 2011 | Transactions & Matters | Corporate and Mergers & Acquisitions

AGL: wind farm assets

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills advised AGL on the acquisition and disposal of various wind farm assets.

22 Oct 2011 | Transactions & Matters | Corporate and Mergers & Acquisitions | Employment & Superannuation

First State Super: merger

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills advised First State Super on its merger with Health Super in 2011.

20 Oct 2011 | Transactions & Matters | Corporate and Mergers & Acquisitions

SAB Miller Plc: acquisition of Fosters Group Limited

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills advised SAB Miller Plc on the tax consolidation interactions resulting from its acquisition of Fosters Group Limited in 2011.

25 Jan 2011 | Transactions & Matters | Corporate and Mergers & Acquisitions

Alberta Investment Management Corporation

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills advised Alberta Investment Management Corporation in 2011 on its participation in the A$415m acquisition of Great Southern Plantations’ timberland assets.