Amanda Isouard

Amanda Isouard

Amanda Isouard is a Special Counsel in the Mergers & Acquisitions team, specialising in equity capital markets, hybrid securities, schemes, takeovers, private sales & acquisitions & corporate governance advice.  

Amanda has over 12 years’ M&A experience, and was involved in a number of capital raisings during the GFC.  Amanda is able to leverage off that invaluable GFC experience to assist with advising on capital raisings in the current health & economic crisis environment. 

Amanda is listed under “Rising Stars” for Equity Capital Markets in The Legal 500 & has been described as a “key lawyer” & a “name to note”.

Representative matters

Equity capital markets – issuer roles

  • Qantas’ $1.43bn placement & SPP
  • Super Retail Group’s $203m ANREO
  • Atlas Arteria’s $495m placement & SPP
  • Flight Centre’s $700m ANREO & placement
  • oOh!media’s $167m ANREO & placement
  • Auckland Airport’s $1bn placement & SPP
  • Atlas Arteria’s $1.35bn ANREO & placement
  • Costa’s $176m PAITREO
  • KKR Credit Income Fund’s $925m IPO
  • AMP’s $650m placement & SPP
  • Investec Australia Property Fund’s $84m placement
  • Dexus’ $950m placement & SPP
  • Investec Australia Property Fund’s $102m IPO
  • amaysim’s $50m ANREO
  • Bingo Industries’ $439.5m IPO
  • Dexus’ $500m placement & SPP
  • Dexus’ $400m placement & SPP
  • Peet’s $54m placement & SPP
  • Peet’s $132m placement & SPP to fund a takeover
  • Westpac’s $1.7bn subordinated notes offer
  • Warburg Pincus’ $560m block trade of its 34% stake in TPI
  • Medibank’s $5.9bn IPO
  • Aurizon’s $5bn IPO & $1.5bn buy-back

Equity capital markets – lead manager roles

  • IOOF’s $1.04bn placement, ANREO & SPP
  • Sydney Airport’s $2bn PAITREO
  • Credit Corp’s $150m placement & SPP
  • Lendlease’s $1.15bn placement & SPP
  • OilSearch’s $1.08bn ANREO & placement
  • Bendigo & Adelaide Bank’s $300m placement & SPP
  • WorleyParsons’ $2.9bn ANREO
  • Nufarm’s $330m PAITREO
  • Woodside Petroleum’s $2.5bn PAITREO
  • WorleyParsons’ $322m ANREO
  • Nufarm’s $446m PAITREO
  • VillaWorld’s $50m simple corporate bonds offer
  • Qube’s $200m hybrid offer
  • Virgin’s $852m traditional non-renounceable entitlement offer
  • Santos’ $3.5bn PAITREO
  • Origin’s $2.5bn PAITREO
  • Myer’s $220m ANREO
  • Crown Resorts’ $630m hybrid offer
  • Qube’s $300m subordinated notes offer
  • Tabcorp Holdings’ $200m retail bonds issue
  • Origin’s $2.3bn PAITREO
  • Tabcorp Holdings’ $284m retail bonds issue
  • Arrium’s $750m PAITREO & placement
  • AGL’s $1.2bn PAITREO
  • Nine Entertainment’s $600m IPO
  • ASX’s $553m PAITREO
  • AGL’s $900m PAITREO
  • Ten Network’s $230m ANREO
  • Ten Network’s $200m AREO
  • Aston Resources’ $400m IPO
  • Pacific Brands’ $256m ANREO
  • Asciano’s $2bn ANREO, conditional placement & unconditional placement
  • OneSteel’s $789m ANREO & placement

Public M&A

  • Hellman & Friedman’s contested approach to Fairfax Media
  • Dexus’ $2.5bn bid for Investa Office Fund
  • Expedia’s $700m acquisition of Wotif.com Holdings via scheme of arrangement
  • Dexus’ and CPPIB’s $3.9bn takeover bid for Commonwealth Office Property Fund (joint bidder)
  • Peet’s acquisition of CIC Australia via takeover and capital raising
  • ArcelorMittal’s joint takeover bid for Macarthur Coal
  • Woolworths’ on-market and off-market buy-backs & unmarketable parcel sale facilities

Private M&A

  • Clearlake Capital-backed Dude Solutions’ acquisition of Assetic
  • A financial institution on the disposal of its funds management business through a competitive sale process
  • An underbidder on Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan’s sale of Metronode
  • Abraaj Investment Management’s proposed acquisition of Waco International Holdings
  • Bekaert NV’s acquisition of Arrium’s wire ropes business & follow on joint venture
  • Far East Orchard’s joint venture with Toga Group
  • Tiger Airways’ sell down & joint venture with Virgin Australia Holdings
  • Altus Group’s acquisitions of Page Kirkland & Argus Software
  • SVITZER’s divestment of its stake in Flinders Ports
  • Kulczyk Oil Ventures’ acquisition of Triton Hyrocarbon

Recent publications

Career history

  • 2018 – present: Special Counsel, King & Wood Mallesons
  • 2013 – 2018: Senior Associate, King & Wood Mallesons
  • 2008 – 2012: Solicitor, Mallesons Stephen Jacques
  • 2008: Law Graduate, Mallesons Stephen Jacques
  • 2007: Law Clerk, Mallesons Stephen Jacques
  • 2006 – 2007: Summer Clerk, Mallesons Stephen Jacques
  • 2006: Paralegal, Mallesons Stephen Jacques

 

Location

Legal insights

On 31 March 2020, the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (“ASIC”) and the Australian Securities Exchange (“ASX”) announced that they would each grant temporary capital raising relief to...

15 June 2020

So far, the Australian Securities Exchange (“ASX”) has provided a safe harbour for issuers to weather the COVID-19 storm, allowing traditional and accelerated equity raisings. Initially, it was not...

15 June 2020

So far, the Australian Securities Exchange (“ASX”) has provided a safe harbour for issuers to weather the COVID-19 storm, allowing traditional and accelerated equity raisings. Initially, it was not...

15 June 2020

This article was written by Joseph Muraca, Diana Nicholson and Will Heath. Raising capital in the COVID-19 environment presents a number of challenges, including ensuring that raising-related...

15 June 2020

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