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Mairead Murphy

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Ms. Murphy is a corporate transactional lawyer in the mergers and acquisitions team. Ms. Murphy is part of an experienced team that advises on complex transactions spanning public and private M&A including schemes of arrangement, takeover transactions, buy-outs, private equity and distressed or restructuring transactions.

Professional Background

Prior to joining K&L Gates, Ms. Murphy worked at a national law firm. Prior to that, Ms. Murphy worked for the Credit and Investment Ombudsman. Ms. Murphy has also practised in Ireland and is admitted to the Law Society of Ireland.

  • Advising Moelis Australia on its acquisition of the Redcape Hotel Group from funds, York Capital Management and Varde Partners. The acquisition was valued at AUD677 million and involved the rollover of existing senior syndicated debt financing of approximately AUD350 million.
  • Advising ASX listed Hunter Hall in its reverse merger with fund manager, Pengana to create a merged company with funds under management exceeding AUD3 billion.
  • Advising the Board of Hunter Hall in relation to the hostile takeover bids by Washington H. Soul Pattinson and Company Limited and Pinnacle Investment Management Group Limited.
  • Advising ASX listed Homeloans on its merger with Resimac to create a home loans solutions provider with a AUD13 billion loan book.
  • Advising Everlight Radiology Limited, a leading international provider of teleradiology services, in relation to a transaction under which an entity controlled by ICG acquired all of the shares in Everlight through a scheme of arrangement.
  • Advising Pybar and Diversified Minerals on their acquisition of Unity Mining Limited, a listed mining company, by scheme of arrangement.
  • Acting for the sellers of AGIS in the sale of 100% of the shares in AGIS Group Pty Limited, to Downer Engineering Power Pty Ltd, an associate of Downer EDI Limited, as ASX listed company.
  • Acting for InPayTech, an Australian financial technology company, in relation to its IPO on the ASX.
  • Assisting with various mergers and acquisitions by conducting due diligence, preparing transaction documents, coordinating completion arrangements and facilitating the transaction process.
  • Advising in respect of Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) issues, including directors' duties, company formations, shareholder rights and related party transactions.