Having worked in transactions teams at firms in Adelaide and Melbourne, Sam has experience in advising clients on a range of transactions, including public and private M&A, equity capital raisings and corporate restructures. 

Sam’s recent experience includes advising:

  • ROC Partners on its competitive takeover bid for Vitalharvest Freehold Trust (ASX: VTH);
  • KeyInvest Ltd on its acquisition of a 50% stake in mortgage fund manager, Keystone Capital;
  • Lightpoint Medical Limited on its sale to Telix Pharmaceuticals Limited (ASX: TLX);
  • SILK Laser Clinics (ASX:SLA) on its proposed acquisition by Australian Pharmaceutical Industries (API) (a subsidiary of Wesfarmers (ASX:WES)) by way of scheme of arrangement for approximately $180m;
  • ROC Partners on its acquisition of Emerald Grain;
  • 1414 Degrees Limited (ASX: 14D) on its $16.3 million initial public offering and ASX listing;
  • KeyInvest Ltd on its merger with Australian Friendly Society Limited (AFS);
  • Transurban Group (ASX: TCL) on its $1.025 billion rights issue to fund the acquisition of the AirportLinkM7 toll road in Queensland;
  • the South Australian Government on the $1.605 billion commercialisation of the State’s lands titling and valuation services; and
  • APA Group on its successful $122 million off-market takeover bid for Ethane Pipeline Income Fund.

Complementing his transactional expertise, Sam has extensive experience advising on the obligations of companies and their officers under the Corporations Act and the ASX Listing Rules, including in relation to fundraising activities, takeovers and continuous disclosure obligations.

Sam is listed as a Corporate & Commercial Rising Star – South Australia in Doyle’s Guide 2022, 2023 and 2024.

ROC Partners
Client: Roc Partners
Transaction Type: Private M&A
Advised ROC Partners on its acquisition of the Western Rosella Farming Portfolio from the Harvard University Endowment Fund. Deal Value: Undisclosed.
Client: KeyInvest
Transaction Type: Private M&A
Led By: Michael Garry
Advised KeyInvest on its strategic acquisition of a 50% stake in Keystone Capital as well as KeyInvest’s associated Capital Notes raise (its inaugural capital markets issuance).
Client: Aginic
Transaction Type: Private M&A
Advised the shareholders of data as a service business Aginic on its sale to Mantel Group. The terms of the deal saw Aginic remain as a stand alone brand and retain its founders and management team. Deal value: undisclosed.