Specialisation

David is a skilled lawyer with a strong focus on mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and private equity (PE) transactions. His previous role as general counsel and company secretary for a listed funds management company provides him with valuable insights into board-level issues, transactional challenges, and governance and compliance matters.

Throughout his career, David has been involved in significant acquisitions, mergers, and capital raising activities across various industries, including:

  • Better Medical: Advised shareholders of Hills Medical Pty Ltd on the sale of Better Medical and Smart Clinics businesses to Livingbridge;
  • BCT Solutions: Advised shareholders of BCT Solutions Pty Ltd on sale to Accenture Australia Holdings Pty Ltd;
  • Cyrus Capital Partners: Acted as conflict counsel for Cyrus Capital Partners on its negotiations with QIC on the proposed acquisition of Virgin;
  • Murray River Land: Advised shareholders of Murray River Land and Ulupna Pastoral Co on sale and refinance with ROC Partners;
  • Palgrove Group: Advised existing shareholders of Palgrove Group on sale to New Zealand Superannuation Fund;
  • Laguna Bay Agricultural Company: Advised Laguna Bay on investment in and subsequent acquisition of Carpendale Group, investment in Cutri Fruit and acquisition of Coolabah Turf; and
  • Uptick: Advised shareholders of Uptick Pty Ltd on sale to Accel-KKR.

Clients value David’s problem-solving, his commercial sense, and his ability to secure favorable outcomes while safeguarding their legal interests. David has been ranked as a recommended lawyer in 2021 and 2022 Doyle’s Guide corporate and commercial lawyers categories.

David holds Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Economics admissions from the University of Queensland and was admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland in March 2013. His track record in M&A and PE transactions, coupled with his in-depth legal knowledge, make him a trusted advisor in these specialised fields.