Ros Anderson

Ros Anderson

Ros Anderson is a partner in the Mergers and Acquisitions team in our Sydney office. She advises a range of Australian and offshore clients on general corporate law and corporate transactions, including acquisitions and disposals, joint ventures, debt listings, capital raisings and corporate restructurings.

Prior to joining King & Wood Mallesons in July 2000, Ros was a UK corporate transaction lawyer and acted on a variety of major transactions. She is admitted as a solicitor in both New South Wales and England.

Ros' most recent experience includes acting for a range of listed and private corporates, particulary on private negotiated transactions and corporate restructuring. Ros regularly advises on general corporate law, including directors' duties and governance issues.

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Recent Matters

  • KKR proposed acquisition of Dixon Hospitality group of restaurant and bar venues
  • Consolidated Snacks Pty manufacturer of snack food products – acquisition by listed Philippines company Universal Robina Corporation
  • Affinity Equity Partners – acquisition of TEG (formerly Nine Live) and its division Ticketek
  • QIC – successful bid to acquire Iona Gas Storage group from Energy Australia
  • Affinity Equity Partners – joint venture of the Virgin Velocity Frequent Flyer program
  • Leighton Holdings - agreement to sell Nextgen Networks and other telecommunications assets, with a retained 30% stake in joint venture with Ontario Teachers'
  • Spark Infrastructure Group - internalisation of management including acquisition of manager and responsible entity
  • Citi Infrastructure Partners and co-investor - majority investment and acquisition of DP World Australia ports
  • Merlin Entertainments Group - acquisition of Sydney Attractions Group
  • Spark Infrastructure Group - capital raising and restructure
  • Infigen Energy (Babcock & Brown Wind Partners) - internalisation of management from B&B, including acquisition and transitional separation requirements
  • FlexiGroup Limited - acquisition of Certegy Australia
  • Allco Finance Group - sale of Australian wind farm assets
  • Time Inc - sale and licensing of magazine titles through competitive sale process
  • FlexiGroup Limited - dual track IPO / trade sale disposal
  • Infigen Energy (Babcock & Brown Wind Partners) - conditional placement of securities
  • Sale of Leigh Mardon Group by SPV pursuant to shareholding agreement between syndicate of banks following debt for equity swap
  • IPO of new stapled group Spark Infrastructure, listed on the ASX
  • Stockland Corporation - acquisition of Lensworth Group from Foster's

Memberships

  • Law Society of NSW
  • Law Society of England & Wales.

Experience

  • 1990 - 1993: BA Law, Newnham College, Cambridge University (2.1)
  • 1993 - 1994: College of Law Legal Practice Course, London (Distinction)
  • 1994 - 1996: Trainee solicitor, Travers Smith Braithwaite, London
  • 1996 - 2000: Solicitor, Corporate, Berwin Leighton, London
  • 2000 - 2007: Solicitor and Senior Associate, Mallesons Stephen Jaques, Sydney
  • 2008 - March 2012: Partner, Mallesons Stephen Jaques, Sydney
  • March 2012 - present: King & Wood Mallesons, Sydney.

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Legal insights

Trends in private M&A: recent developments and areas in which private equity sponsors are significantly diverging from the broader M&A market.

07 April 2016

A summary of changes affecting the need for Foreign Investment Review Board clearance by private equity sponsors.

01 February 2016