Track Record

The track record below includes a selection of assignments (some client names and assignments have been intentionally suppressed).

Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) and Divestments

Selected M&A advisory and/or deal origination/arranging services provided by NextLevelCorporate since 2001: 

  • M&A arranger and strategic advisor to Fair Go Finance in relation to its 75% private treaty takeover by MyBucks SA of South Africa and Luxembourg
  • M&A deal originator, deal arranger and sole financial advisor to BGC Contracting in relation to its purchase of Diab Engineering
  • Merger of ET Mining Solutions and BOST Group
  • M&A deal originator, buy-side arranger and sole financial advisor to GFH (owner of GBF Underground Mining Company) in relation to its purchase of BOST Group, a National supplier/hirer of an exclusive range of industrial/agricultural/mining equipment attachments together with mobile crushing, sorting, screening and conveying plant
  • M&A buy-side advisor to AM&T Group in relation to its purchase of the rare earths alloy manufacturing/supply company, LCMG Limited
  • M&A Services for Kobe Steel 
  • M&A support services to LMW in relation to the initial strategic and follow on investment by Landmark White
  • Takeover response/defence advice to Universal Coal Plc
  • Takeover response/defence advice to Wolf Minerals
  • Takeover response/defence advice to Midas Resources
  • International Operator and Grain Terminal Developer EOI/RFP processes for James Point P/L
  • Technical M&A support advice and services to the joint Steering Committee in relation to the friendly agreed merger of Glendinning & Associates, HPA, Latrobe and HPG Nominees by way of a roll up into Forrest Street P/L
  • M&A buy-side advice together with team leader and bid coordinator services in relation to 3 potential acquisitions for one of WA's largest private companies seeking geographical diversification
  • M&A and structured debt advice and bid team leader services to Gersec Trust in its bid to recapitalise Midwest Vanadium P/L (Receivers and Managers Appointed) (Administrators Appointed)
  • Private offer response strategy and advice to a privately owned grain related agribusiness in relation to an opportunistic and sub-optimal bid from a major European grain trader
  • Private offer response advice to Retravision (W.A.) Limited in relation to an unsolicited merger approach
  • Private offer response strategy and advice to a leading privately owned specialist resource services company in response to an unsolicited approach from a globally significant European bidder
  • Advice and transaction arranging services to Retravision (W.A.) Limited in relation to its Reinvention program
  • Independent takeover defence advice to the Chairman of a quoted oil and gas development company which was ultimately sold to a quoted Northern Hemisphere company at the end of a multi-advisor sale process for > A$1 billion
  • Pre-emption response services for the sale of Engenium P/L's share in the CEJV
  • Trade sale process design and arranging services in relation to one of WA's largest industrial services companies - process successful, however sale withdrawn in favour of vendor reinvestment/reinvention
  • M&A advice in relation to the sale of TMA Limited to Nippon Filcon Co. Ltd
  • M&A advice in relation to the corporate restructure of the Heritage Group
  • Trade sale process design, deal origination and arranging services for BGC (Australia) P/L’s sale of Western Stevedores to Toll Holdings Limited
  • Corporate restructuring services in relation to the Settlers Group (prior to its sale to ING)
  • Transfer of control services in Jabiru Metals Limited (formerly Pilbara Mines) to Tanami Gold NL

and M&A assignments in respect of which the Managing Director was involved prior to 2001:

  • Sale of Liberty Liquors to Woolworths Limited
  • Boral Limited’s sale of its Manganese assets to Consolidated Minerals Limited
  • BGC (Australia) P/L’s sale of its controlling interest in Elmina NL
  • Sale of Poynton Partners/GEM Consulting to AST Abraxas of South Africa
  • Takeover response and schemes of arrangement for General Gold Limited and Gold Mines of Sardinia
  • Westralian Airport Corp’s bid for Perth International Airport (syndicated amongst Wesfarmers Limited, Amsterdam Airport Schipol, CBA, Porter Western and Hartley Poynton)
  • Bid and merger offer response services for a range of WA based mineral production companies

Equity Capital Markets (ECM)

Selected ECM structuring, arranging and project managing services for initial public offerings (IPO), secondary public offerings (SPO) and private fundraisings, provided by NextLevelCorporate since 2001:

  • IPO of PearlStreet Ltd ($8,000,000)
  • IPO of Renewable Energy Holdings Plc (AiM) (£10,000,000)
  • IPO of Westralian Gas & Power Ltd ($4,000,000)
  • SPOs for Quickstep Holdings Limited ($17,000,000 placement and SPP, together with $7,500,000 entitlements offer sub-underwriter bookbuild)
  • series A and B private fundraisings for Sedgwick Mineral Resources Limited (£1,600,000 from UK Fund Managers)
  • series A and B private fundraisings for Biodiesel Australia Limited ($2,300,000 from Australian and Irish investors)  

and equity underwriting, arranging and/or other ECM assignments in respect of which the Managing Director was involved prior to 2001, include:

  • IPO of Alinta Gas Ltd ($198,000,000) following WA State Government Privatisation
  • IPO of Colly Cotton Ltd ($107,000,000)
  • IPO of Protel International Ltd ($30,000,000)
  • IPO of Bunnings Warehouse Property Trust Ltd ($130,000,000) following spin-off from Wesfarmers Limited
  • IPO of 49% of Bank of Western Australia Ltd (BankWest) ($437,000,000) following WA State Government's $900,000,000 Sale of Bank of Western Australia Limited to Bank of Scotland Group 
  • SPOs for:
    • Amcom Limited (nee International Mineral Resources)
    • Australian Vintage Limited
    • Ballarat Goldfields NL
    • Brandrill Limited
    • Consolidated Gold NL
    • Dominion Mining Limited
    • General Gold Limited
    • Golden Valley Mines NL
    • Growth Resources Limited
    • Hardman Resources Limited
    • Kalmet Resources NL
    • Lakes Oil NL
    • Moonstone Diamond Corporation NL
    • National Resources Exploration Limited
    • Nautronix Limited
    • Paladin
    • Portman Mining Limited
    • Ranger Minerals Limited
    • Redback Mining NL
    • Ross Mining and a range of others mineral producers and explorers
    • SGIO Limited
  • Private fundraisings for:
    • AES
    • Lester Group's Pier 21 Development Trust
    • Rheochem Limited

Debt (structured) Advisory and Arranging 

Selected Debt Advisory and Arranging advisory and/or arranging services provided by NextLevelCorporate since 2001:

  • independent advice to Wolf Minerals Limited in respect of its US$82,000,000 Bridge Finance/Royalty funding facility for the Hemerdon Tungsten/Tin project, provided by Resource Capital Fund V. LP
  • advice, structuring and arranging a unique 10 year, $13,333,000 limited recourse debt package for Quickstep Technologies P/L (to support its manufacturing obligations under the Joint Strike Fighter Program), credit wrapped by way of an EFIC guarantee written on the National Interest Account of the Commonwealth Government of Australia
  • financing plan advice and lender/investor introductory services to Australasian Resources Ltd in relation to its proposed c.$3,000,000,000 Balmoral South Iron Ore Project
  • $50,000,000 first ranking convertible debt instrument structuring advice for Swiss based family investment office seeking to refinance a (within a distressed sale environment) mineral asset located in Western Australia
  • debt structuring advice for Jabiru Metals Limited in relation to a number of potential acquisitions
  • refinancing advice in relation to $60,000,000 convertible debt instruments issued by an Australian biotech

and Debt Advisory and Arranging transactions in respect of which the Managing Director was involved prior to 2001:

  • project financing structuring and arranging services for the c.$720,000,000 Burrup Fertilisers Ammonia Plant project, including offtake identification and negotiation
  • various on and off balance sheet structured plant and infrastructure financing facilities for:
    • Atlas Copco Limited
    • BGC (Australia) P/L
    • CAPS
    • Dawson Group Limited
    • Education Department of Western Australia
    • Ingersoll Rand
    • Kerr McGee/Tiwest Joint Venture
    • Marathon Petroleum
    • Northern Territory Power and Water Authority
    • Peters & Brownes Group
    • WMC Limited and a range of others