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Danielle Larkin

Senior Associate
Fax +61.3.9205.2055
Ms. Larkin is a corporate and transactional lawyer with a focus on private mergers and acquisitions (M&A). Danielle's private M&A experience includes both acquisitions and divestments in a variety of industries. She has acted on international, private equity and vendor-financed transactions and managed large-scale legal due diligence.

Professional Background

Prior to joining K&L Gates, Ms. Larkin spent five years at two national Australian law firms specialising in private M&A. She also has in-house experience as a Senior Corporate Lawyer at a large statutory corporation.


  • Placed on Faculty Commendation List for academic achievement in 2nd year Bachelor of Communication.

Professional/Civic Activities

  • Law Institute of Victoria Member.
  • Ms. Larkin regularly assists a range of not-for-profit organisations with pro-bono corporate law advice.

Speaking Engagements

Ms. Larkin regularly presents to clients on a range of topics relevant to M&A and corporate law.
  • Assisting Cabrini Health on the 100% sale of a laundry services business to the Spotless Group. 
  • Assisting the private owners of large civil contracting business VEC Civil Engineering Pty Ltd on a 100% share sale to Downer EDI Limited. 
  • Assisting international private equity investment group Arowana Capital in relation to a partly vendor-financed acquisition of electrical service company, Kenshaw Electrical Pty Ltd. 
  • Assisting international medical diagnostics company Lateral Diagnostics Pty Ltd on a 49% investment by listed Spanish company, Grifols SA. 
  • Assisting Hotel Reservation Service Robert Ragge GmbH on a structured buy-out of an accommodation aggregation business. 
  • Assisting the private owner of sports services business NSR Australia on a re-structure and partial sell-down to a group of private investors led by Stride Investments Pty Ltd. 
  • Assisted the private owners of Northern Belting Specialists Pty Ltd on a 100% share sale to listed UK company, Fenner Dunlop. 
  • Assisting Delta Group Australia on a number of acquisitions in the manufacturing sector. 
  • Assisted UGM Mining Solutions Pty Ltd on a number of acquisitions in the mining services sector. 
  • Assisting the Australian Gift & Homewares Association on the acquisition of a number of trade fair businesses. 
  • Assisting the private owner of large South Australian petroleum retail and distribution business L.H. Perry & Sons Pty Ltd on a shareholder dispute and contentious sale process involving an option agreement and exercise of pre-emptive rights. 
  • Assisted Stirling Insurance Brokers Pty Ltd on a 100% acquisition of insurance underwriting company, IUS Holdings Pty Ltd. 
  • Assisted the private owners of the Scada Group on a significant pre-sale vendor due diligence. 
  • Assisting liquidators and administrators on distressed business / asset sales.