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Smart derivatives contracts: From concept to construction

King & Wood Mallesons and the International Swaps and Derivatives Association, Inc. have published a new whitepaper that sets out practical steps for developing smart derivatives contracts.

04 October 2018
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Deed of Company Arrangement: A flexible recapitalisation tool

This article was written by Gavin Rakoczy.Administration and deeds of company arrangement have continued to have significant influence on major restructurings in the Australian market.  In larger restructurings,...

03 October 2018

Funds FOMO: I’ll have what she’s having!

Negotiating a deal that you and your investment committee are happy with is no longer enough for many private fund investors. Instead, Fear of Missing Out is a...

24 September 2018
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The Aussie Term Loan B vs Unitranche / other leveraged finance products

The Australasian leveraged loan market has been shaken up by competing products in the form of the unitranche facilities and the Aussie Term Loan B or TLB.

19 July 2018

Incentives for investment in Australian innovation: investment sector focus of VCLPs and ESVCLPs

VCLP and ESVCLP funds target investment largely in Technology and Healthcare sectors.

30 January 2017

Three tax changes which may significantly impact private equity investment into Australia

The new collective investment vehicle (CIV) regime, the foreign resident withholding tax regime and a recent Federal Court decision (Millar) can significantly change PE investment into Australia.

25 August 2016

Bullseye: M&A Deal Trends - What private equity is doing differently

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

Guarding Australia’s national interest – Private equity foreign investment review changes

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

01 February 2016

Foreign investment and tax: what the ATO’s expanded armoury means for foreign investment into Australia

Tax is now a key part of the Australian foreign investment regime and the foreign investment rules have significantly more bite.

14 October 2015

When a good-looking offer is not so good – lessons from the MYOB decision

Private Equity Update: MYOB case decision lays bare inherent weaknesses that exist in common sell side auction processes.

12 October 2015

Same same, but useful - ASIC’s refreshed guidance on collective investor action

ASIC has recently updated its guidance on collective action by investors in light of the significant uptick in global shareholder activism.

21 July 2015

Past, present and future of PRC’s Foreign Investment Industry Catalogues

A summary of the changes made to the PRC’s Catalogue for the Guidance of Foreign Investment Industries and the way forward for future iterations.

27 May 2015
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