Gerry has been advising on capital raising transactions, mergers and acquisitions and capital structuring for over 30 years in key financial markets including Sydney, Hong Kong and London.  He is a trusted advisor to our clients.

Gerry’s experience includes leading the Kain teams advising:

  • Adore Beauty’s (ASX: ABY) management team on its IPO
  • Grasshopper Environmental on its sale to Cleanaway Waste Management (ASX: CWY)
  • Ansarada (ASX: AND) on its acquisition of TriLine GRC
  • Silk Laser Clinics (ASX: SLA) on its acquisition of Beauty Services Australia
  • Best Doors & Reliance Doors on its business sale to Swiss listed company Dormakaba

Gerry is an experienced board director and is frequently called upon to provide expert commentary around M&A trends in the mid-market.

Gerry is regularly named ‘Lawyer of the Year’ in the fields of M&A and private equity.  He was named a ‘Recommended Lawyer’ in the Legal 500 Asia Pacific Edition in 2022 in the area of Corporate M&A and is ranked by Doyle’s Guide to the Legal Profession as a ‘Pre-eminent’ M&A lawyer.

Adore Beauty
Client: Adore Beauty (ASX: ABY)
Transaction Type: Equity Capital Markets
Advised the owners of Adore Beauty (ASX: ABY), an online beauty retailer, in connection with its IPO. Market value $229.5m.
SILK Laser Clinics
Client: Silk Laser Clinics (ASX: SLA)
Transaction Type: Equity Capital Markets
Led By: James Burchnall
Advised Silk Laser Clinics (ASX: SLA) in connection with its capital raise to acquire Beauty Services Holdings $52m.
Welle Australia
Client: Hoperidge Enterprises Pty Ltd, Ringwelle Pty Ltd, The Foundry Fund Pty Ltd
Transaction Type: Private M&A
Following a minority shareholder oppression dispute claim, Kain advised Hoperidge Enterprises Pty Ltd, Ringwelle Pty Ltd, The Foundry Fund Pty Ltd and Simone Laubscher on its acquisition of a 25% stake in Welle Pty Ltd. Deal value undisclosed.