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Russell Lyons

Advised Sydney-based PrimaryMarkets Limited in relation to its AUD24 million merger with San Francisco-based Linqto, Inc. which was the "merger of equals" and was conducted in accordance with the Takeover provisions and procedures in Chapter 6 of the Corporations Act in which we advised Primary Markets on the structuring and implementation of the transaction from origination to completion.
Structuring and effecting distressed business transactions including workouts, deeds of company arrangement, creditors' trust arrangements and formal sales in insolvency situations.
Advised the founder and chief executive of Australian property software provider, EstateMaster, on the sale of the EstateMaster group to Canadian listed commercial real estate services, software and data solutions company, Altus Group.
Represented Australia-based Graceful Heritage Pty Ltd on 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, which included advising on the due diligence, stamp duty and other tax advice, acquisition and loan documents.
Represented UCW on its acquisition of 100% of the issued share capital in Proteus Technologies Pty Ltd (trading as IKON Institute), with associated rights issue
Advising UCW Limited, an ASX-listed entity operating in the private education sector, on the acquisition of a 100% interest in the IKON Institute of Australia, a private higher education, international education and vocational education provider.

Advising Permobil Inc, a Swedish advanced rehabilitation technology company, on the acquisition of Durable Medical Equipment Ltd (now Permobil New Zealand Ltd),a New-Zealand based complex rehabilitation equipment supply company.

Advising Australis Holdings Pte Ltd, a Singaporean company, on the acquisition of Impact Training Institute Pty Ltd, a Registered Training Organisation.

Represented Australia-based Fuzzy Events Pty Limited, a national events business, in its restructuring and partial sale to a foreign venture capital acquirer as part of a global events sector consolidation.

Acted for Sequoia Financial Group Limited in its acquistion of InterPrac Limited.

Acted for Sequoia Financial Group Limited in its acquisition of Morrison Securities Pty Ltd.

Represented a private investment management company on its joint investment in the nation’s largest private co-working facility provider known as Hub Australia.

Acted for Bux global Limited in relation to a potential IPO on the ASX.

Acted for Permobil, Inc., a leading global company of advanced rehab technology, on its acquisition of Orbit One Limited, a New Zealand incorporated distributor of wheelchair and assisted movement devices.
Represented Probiotic Solutions Pty Ltd in the acquisition by Carnot Investments Pty Ltd ATF Perkins Family Trust (a shareholder) of all the shares in Probiotic held by the other shareholders, Remy Advice (Aust) Pty Ltd ATF Abes Family Trust and BJ Kat Pty Ltd ATF Stoker Family Trust.
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