Sales and Divestments

Planning and undertaking the sale of a business can be a complex process.

We serve as advisors for the sale of businesses, from family owned operations seeking to realise current asset values to businesses wishing to focus on core activities.

Our team has extensive experience in advising on all stages of the sale process with specific focus on maximising shareholding value.

In particular, we provide the following services:

  • Assessing the realistic sale value;

  • Identifying and contracting prospective purchasers;

  • Preparing a confidential information memorandum on the business;

  • Conducting negotiations with potential purchasers; and

  • Assessing the commercial, accounting and tax implications surrounding the sale of the business

 

PREVIOUS ENGAGEMENTS INCLUDE:

AustralAsia Railway Corporation (AARC)
Equity & Advisory acted as financial and commercial advisor to AARC (South Australian and Northern Territory owned corporate body) in relation to the successful sale of the Tarcoola to Darwin 50 year Concession Deed to Genesee & Wyoming for $334 Million.

Auspine Limited
Advising Auspine in relation to the takeover offer received from Gunns Limited for $500M.

SDS
Lead adviser to SDS Corporation Limited, a listed Perth based public company, to assist with its future strategic options. That assignment resulted in Equity & Advisory soliciting a takeover offer from Sandvik for $1.14 per share (i.e. an entity value of $123 million) which was ultimately approved by the Shareholders.

PMP
Lead adviser to PMP Bitumen, a leading privately owned South Australian business, in its equity divestment to Fulton Hogan. That assignment resulted in Equity & Advisory soliciting a takeover offer from Fulton Hogan for a value significantly greater than the owners’ expectations.