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Nicholas Ramage

Fax +61.2.9513.2399

Mr. Ramage is a corporate lawyer focussing on M&A, private equity and venture capital transactions with significant experience in cross-border transactions. He advises on the full cycle of investment work, from initial acquisition to exit, through bolt-on acquisitions, restructurings, corporate governance, contracting arrangements and employee incentive plans.

Mr. Ramage advises domestic and international corporates, private equity, venture capital and corporate venture funds, emerging companies and governments.

Professional Background

Prior to joining K&L Gates, Mr. Ramage worked in the M&A and Private Equity team of a national Australian law firm and the London office of Simmons & Simmons LLP. He has also worked on secondment to the M&A teams at Barclays Bank plc and Jefferies.

  • Advising the sellers of Little Learning Schools, the Sydney-based childcare centre operator on its sale of 20 centres to Only About Children
  • Represented eight owner-managers of Australia-based Virtual Machine Technology Pty Ltd (a leading, independent Secure MultiCloud Service Provider) on its sale to Tesltra Ltd, Australia’s leading provider of mobile phones, devices, home phones, and broadband internet
  • Advising Australia-based Graceful Heritage Pty Ltd in its acquisition of the remaining 25% of the interests in Sydney's Mid City Shopping Centre that it did not already own from the Lendlease managed Australian Prime Property Retail Fund
  • Advising the sellers of PRP Diagnostic Imaging on the sale of a 70% interest to HengKang Medical Group Co, Ltd, a Shenzen-listed company, which involved a complex restructuring of the PRP group prior to completion
  • Advising the sellers on the sale of a majority interest in Only About Children, the Sydney and Melbourne based childcare centre operator to Bain Capital
  • Advising on the sale of the Cassons motorcycle accessory business to listed Motorcyle Holdings Ltd
  • Advising Artesian VC's on its investment in Ingogo.
  • \Advising AirTree Ventures Pty Limited in relation to a number of investments in Australia.
  • Advising Macquarie Capital on several investments and disposals, including the sale of SHI Holdings Pty Ltd (Surf Hardware/FCS) to SurfStitch Limited
  • Advising Telstra Corporation and Telstra Ventures on multiple investments and creation of muru-D, its technology accelerator program
  • Advising Telefonica on its disposal of Manx Telecom to Hg Capital and the creation of its technology accelerator program, Wayra
  • Advising CMO Compliance (a global market leader in governance and risk compliance software) on Inflextion Private Equity's investment in the company
  • Advising DNV GL Group AS on its acquisition, through its Australian and Japanese subsidiaries that form part of its Business Assurance Group, of the International Standards Certification business in Australia and Japan
  • Advising AGL Energy on its investment into Solar Analytics
  • Advising RP Explorer Master Fund on the structuring of its investment in the US$3.3bn merger of Katanga and Nikanor plc, the listed mining companies with copper and cobalt interests in the Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Advising Shell on the sale of its downstream operations in the Bahamas to a local consortium
  • Advising AnaCap Financial Partners on the acquisition of the Cabot Financial debt purchase business from Citi and Barclays Private Equity and its simultaneous merger and refinancing of the Apex Group
  • Advising BXR Group on its development capital investment in Malawi Mangoes, a Malawian fruit producer
  • Advising management teams rolling their interests on exit, including those of Equity Trust on its sale by Candover, oOH! Media on IPO by CHAMP Private Equity and Advanced Power AG on exit by 3i
  • Advising Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand on governance and constitutional matters