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McCullough Robertson

LEVEL 32, 19 MARTIN PLACE, SYDNEY NSW 2000, AUSTRALIA
Tel:
Work +61 2 8241 5600
Fax:
Fax +61 2 9270 8699
Email:
Web:
www.mccullough.com.au

Ben Mortimer

Tel:
Work +61 2 8241 5690
Email:
McCullough Robertson

Work Department

Corporate Advisory

Position

Partner - Mergers & Acquisitions - Joint Ventures - Divestments - Corporate Restructures - Commercial Contracts

Career

Ben specialises in mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, strategic commercial arrangements, divestments, corporate restructures and complex service and supply arrangements.

He has extensive expertise in the financial services sector including advising leading financial institutions and the 'Big Four' banks.

Ben’s broad sector experience and knowledge spans government, financial services, infrastructure and health. He has acted for both domestic and international clients and has worked closely with a number of New South Wales government agencies.

Member

Member of Law Society of New South Wales


Australia

Capital markets

Within: Capital markets

McCullough Robertson handles ECM transactions with notable expertise in primary and secondary raisings in the small to mid-cap sector, particularly in the resources, industrial, life sciences, travel, technology and start-up fields. The primarily Brisbane-based group includes Derek Pocock, Reece Walker, Jim Peterson and Diana Lohrisch with group head Adrian Smith and Ben Mortimer practising out of the firm's Sydney office. Walker recently led advice to Wagners on its ASX listing and related restructuring, Pocock acted for State Gas on its IPO, and also assisted Megaport with its A$28m private placement and institutional placement to aid with the expansion of the group's international platform. Metro Mining, Oventus Medical and KGL Resources are also clients.

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Corporate and M&A

Within: Corporate and M&A

McCullough Robertson’s practice, headed by Damien Clarke, maintains its strong presence in Queensland but has significantly sharpened the profile of its Sydney offering, where Adrian Smith increasingly attracts cross-border work, frequently referred form overseas firms. In a recent cross-border matter Smith advised the majority shareholders on the sale of Krispy Kreme Australia and New Zealand to its US licensor, Krispy Kreme Doughnut. The Sydney team has been further bolstered by now-defunct firm Henry Davis York’s former practice co-head Ben Mortimer and his team. Advising small to mid-cap public and private transactions in the resources, technology, media and agribusiness sectors are the team’s strengths, but the 14-partner practice increasingly acts for financial services clients. In a recent example, Mortimer assisted Westpac with its further investment in fintech mortgage broking company Uno Home Loans. Reece Walker and Jim Peterson advised Viralytics on its acquisition by Merck & Co, a transaction that represents the greatest sum ever offered for a local drug developer in the history of Australian biotech.

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