Private Equity

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills has a team of tax specialists that have a deep understanding of private equity structures and transactions. Our experience covers all aspects of private equity investment including:

  • Fund establishment
  • Tax structuring advice
  • Tax due diligence
  • Negotiation of share sale agreements
  • Structuring of management incentive plans    

Members of Greenwoods’ private equity team have presented at numerous Tax Institute conferences and published articles with The Australian Private Equity & Venture Capital Association Limited (AVCAL) in respect of the taxation of private equity.

We are regularly involved in advising on major Australian private equity transactions.

Private Equity Transactions

Allegro: Sale of The Ghan and Indian Pacific Rail

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills advised Allegro Funds on the sale of its 70% holding in Great Southern Rail.

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Scape: student accommodation projects

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills advised private equity firm, Telopea Capital, in relation to the acquisition of two prime sites by Scape Student Living, in which it is a significant investor.

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L Capital: Acquisition of stake in RM Williams

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills advised L Capital on its acquisition of a 49.9% stake in R. M. Williams in April 2013.

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Private Equity Publications

13 May 2016  |  Riposte  |  Private Equity

Startup funding

Can Australian startups use convertible notes to bridge the funding drought before 1 July? Director Toby Eggleston tackles this question in a post that previously appeared on medium.com.

01 Sep 2015  |  Riposte  |  GST  |  Private Equity

Bitcoin: GST changes looming

An Australian Senate Committee Report slates a major shake-up of the tax treatment of digital currency including a reversal of the ATO view that it is subject to GST.

08 Jun 2015  |  Riposte  |  Private Equity

Income tax & crowdfunding

Crowdfunding - the act of obtaining funding online from a wide range of people - is a global phenomenon that allows individuals and businesses to raise funds in various ways for infinite purposes. But what are the tax consequences of the various forms of this new form of finance?

Income tax and crowdfunding - E Consett.pdf (715 kb)

29 May 2015  |  External Publications  |  Private Equity

Tax confusion down under

"Tax confusion down under" by Toby Eggleston considers changes to the taxation of earn-outs. It was originally published on www.privateequitymanager.com in May 2015.

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Private Equity team

Toby Eggleston

Director

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Cameron Blackwood

Director

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Aldrin De Zilva

Director, Head of Melbourne Office and Head of Projects & Infrastructure

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Richard Hendriks

Director, Head of M&A

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