Private Business


As a full service law firm, Jackson McDonald has the depth and breadth of expertise and experience capable of providing a comprehensive range of services to private business clients. 

We assist our clients to establish and grow their businesses and address legal issues as they arise in the conduct of the business. 

We have extensive experience across a broad range of industry sectors including mining services, occupational health and safety, engineering and construction, health services, education, finance and information technology. We assist our private business clients in the planning and implementation of an exit from their business, as well as strategic acquisitions and disposals in the pursuit of that goal. 

Although mergers and acquisitions is a key part of our service, our private business clients receive much more than just mergers and acquisitions assistance. We take a hands on and pro-active approach to acquisitions, disposals and exists from businesses. 

Our core capabilities in Private Business include:

  •  Advice regarding the appropriate business structuring and capital raising options

  • Taxation, succession and asset protection strategies for owners, directors and key executives 

  • Assistance with negotiations for the provision of capital to a business

  • Assistance with the documentation required for a start up business

  • Assistance with insurance and risk allocation measures

  • Assistance with governance practices and procedures

  • Assistance with all aspects of statutory and regulatory compliance

  • Provide necessary corporate advice, including governance advice

  • Raise further debt or equity capital

  • Prepare business succession plans and business succession arrangements

  • Prepare a business or business structure for sale

  • Assistance with acquisitions of other business or interests in businesses.

  • We acted for the owners of the Rapley Wilkinson Group of entities in relation to the sale of the entities within the Group to Nomad Building Solutions Limited for $40 million (cash and shares).

  • We acted for the owner of ActionBlast Pty Ltd on the sale of the company to NRW Holdings Limited (immediately prior to the float of NRW Holdings Limited) for $27.5 million (cash and shares).

  • We acted for the owners of the Total Eden Group in relation to the sale of the Group to a private equity vehicle controlled by AMP Capital (which eventually sold the Group to Alesco Corporation Limited).

  • We assisted the owners of the Otraco Group of companies in the sale of the Group to Downer EDI Limited.

  • We acted for the owners of the Australian Pinnacle Tours Group in the sale of the Group to a subsidiary of TUI Travel plc for approximately $11 million.
  • We acted for the ATOM Supply Pty Ltd in the sale of a controlling interest in the entity to a consortium lead by Investec.

  • We acted for the owners of Australian Mine Services Pty Ltd on the sale of the company to HWE Mining Pty Ltd (part of the Leighton Holdings group).

  • We acted for the owners of the City Farmers franchise and operators of a number of City Farmers franchises on the sale of the franchisor entity and the franchisee businesses to a private equity funded buyer.

  • We assisted the controlling owner of a Group operating a large medical services business in the sale of the Group to Medibank Health Solutions Pty Ltd, a subsidiary of Medibank Private Limited.

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