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Andrew Gaffney

Andrew has extensive experience in advising corporate clients on public capital markets including initial public offerings (IPOs) for listing on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) with over 30 IPOs completed - follow on or secondary capital raisings for listed companies (including placements, rights issues, share purchase plans) together with acting in a number of mergers / takeovers / schemes of arrangement.

He also advises on private equity transactions for unlisted companies (including mergers and acquisitions, private capital raisings, PE or venture and seed capital, other hybrid security arrangements and shareholder agreements), as well as compliance and regulatory issues under the Australian Corporations Act.

He has a practical knowledge of international and local considerations in international cross border transactions having also practiced law in London for a number of years. In his practice Andrew advises many clients in the technology and life sciences sectors including start up and established fintech, software technology and biotechnology companies.
Andrew's qualifications as an accountant complement his depth of experience in a wide range of large commercial transactions for private equity investors and also in the public equity markets. This allows him to work closely with equity capital markets clients and help shape their strategic plans for growth and success.

  • "Takeover strategies" presented at Bioshares Summit 2010 and 2012
  • "Takeovers in biotechnology" presented at AusBiotech National Conference 2010
Additional Thought Leadership Pages
  • "New Draft ASX Listing Rule Guidance Note on Continuous Disclosure" CCH Australian Corporate, Company and Securities Law Tracker, October 12, 2012
  • "Cross Border Capital Raisings" Bioshares, August 26, 2011
Additional News & Event Pages
  • "Deel to Acquire PayGroupB," MarketLine Financial Deals Tracker, 25 June 2022
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