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Janelle Watts

Senior Associate
+61.2.9513.2311
Fax +61.2.9513.2399
Ms. Watts focuses on mergers and acquisitions involving private equity firms and private companies. She also advises on warranty and indemnity insurance, capital raisings, and general commercial matters and contracting.

Professional Background

Prior to joining K&L Gates in 2016, Ms. Watts practiced at a national firm for five years.

Achievements

Ms. Watts was listed in Australasian Lawyers 2014 Fifty Rising Stars list, which noted that her "rapid professional development has seen her take on an integral role in the corporate group's key transactions and initiatives, [acting] on many complex M&A and private equity transactions."

Professional/Civic Activities

  • Member of the Law Society of New South Wales
  • Drafting transaction documents, liaising with financial advisers and managing completion of both the corporate and financing aspects of Harvey Norman’s investment into Coomboona Dairies.
  • Drafting transaction documents, liaising with financial advisers and assisting with completion of the sale of Gloria Jeans to Retail Food Group Limited.
  • Conducting due diligence, drafting and negotiating transaction documents and managing completion of Macquarie Capital’s investments into several technology companies.
  • Conducting due diligence, drafting and negotiating transaction documents and managing completion of Anacacia Capital’s investment into Careers Training Group and bolt-on acquisitions conducted by Anacacia’s portfolio companies.
  • Conducting due diligence, drafting and negotiating transaction documents and managing completion of DNV GL's acquisition of International Standards Certifications.
  • Advising insurers on more than 30 W&I insurance transactions.
  • Drafting and negotiating transaction documents, managing completion of, and working with, finance advisers in the sale of Online Courses Australia (an online RTO) to Intueri Education Limited.
  • Preparing ACCC notices and providing trade practices compliance advice to a large listed health insurance company.