Richard is Head of Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) at Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills. He has broad experience in corporate tax matters, with a particular focus on listed-company M&A transactions, including demergers. He has also been involved in the private equity industry for many years, acting for the larger private equity funds in respect of management buy-out transactions, loan-to-own restructures and expansion capital investments.
A Director since 1998, he specialises in M&A and demergers, capital management and corporate restructures, including equity and debt raisings. Richard has in-depth knowledge of tax consolidation, executive share and option plans, and international tax matters. After eight years with several international accountancy firms in Australia and the UK, he joined Greenwoods in 1993.
Richard is a Chartered Tax Adviser of The Tax Institute and a member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand. He is a regular speaker on the tax aspects of M&A and capital management, and holds Bachelor of Economics and Master of Taxation degrees from the University of Sydney.