Jonathan is an M&A and securities partner, based in our Sydney and Shenzhen offices. He specialises in:
- Public and privately negotiated M&A: Including schemes of arrangement, takeovers, demergers, asset/share sales, competitive sales processes and joint ventures and other corporate transactions (including capital reductions, buy-backs and share sale facilities); and
- Capital markets transactions: Including IPO's, rights offerings, private placements and retail debt and hybrid security issuances.
Jonathan's practice is truly international in focus. He acts on the full range of domestic Australian M&A and ECM transactions and international cross-border M&A. Jonathan was based out of Beijing for a number of years and now has a practice and team in both Sydney and Shenzhen (to focus on the KWM International Centre which is based in Shenzhen - a strategic initiative of KWM servicing international cross-border deal activity in the region). Jonathan has an expert team of bi-lingual, experienced cross-border M&A practitioners in both China and Australia who together have acted for numerous:
- Chinese clients (including SOE, POE and China domiciled PE houses and funds) on their China Outbound M&A initiatives investing across the globe (including into Australia, New Zealand, South East Asia, the US, the UK, Europe, South America and Africa) and;
- International clients on a range of M&A and strategic transactions in China, including mergers, joint ventures, asset/share sales, equity investments, capital raisings, market entry and establishment, service, supply and distribution arrangements, ongoing business as usual support and strategic guidance navigating all things China.