Accurate. Responsive. Practical. These are my guiding principles to deliver outstanding client service.
With a background as an in-house counsel and as an investment banker, I understand where clients are coming from. Legal advice not only needs to be technically correct, it needs to be useful.
I focus on funds management, mergers and acquisitions and debt financing. I assist clients who are seeking to establish, acquire, finance, restructure or divest funds, businesses or investments.
In advising my clients, I bring background experience gained from working in private legal practice, as an in-house counsel and as an investment banker. This range of experience means that I have insight into the commercial drivers and practical considerations driving businesses and transactions, and how the most practical and commercially-focused advice can make a very real difference.
Bega Cheese — negotiated and secured the debt financing for Bega Cheese’s major acquisitions, including its landmark 2017 acquisition of the Vegemite business from Mondelez, as well as its operational financing requirements.
CrowdfundUP — advised on the establishment of CrowdfundUP, Australia’s first property crowdfunding platform. The work included advising on all regulatory aspects - including financial services licensing and market licensing issues - as well as capital raisings for CrowdfundUP itself and operational issues such as the design of its website terms and conditions.
Centennial Property Group — advise Centennial Property Group on the structuring, establishment, management and financing of wholesale property and debt syndicates and funds, investing in both completed assets and construction projects. Since 2013, my team have assisted this client to establish and raise funds for in excess of 30 funds focused on Australian Eastern seaboard property investment.
Anacacia Capital — acted for Anacacia Capital, Australia’s leading private equity firm focusing on SMEs, in respect of its recent investments in LEDified, a provider of energy-efficient, high tech light-emitting diode (LED) lighting and Force Fire Group, a leading supplier of fire safety systems to the construction industry. Anacacia Capital’s approach to building long-term partnerships with its portfolio companies, their founders and management means bringing a collaborative approach to documenting the relationships whilst ensuring its interests are properly protected.
Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (MIRA) — advised Macquarie Group’s MIRA group on multiple, high-profile acquisitions by its agricultural investment funds. Most recently, I advised MIRA on the largest Australian agricultural transaction since 2016. That was a complex, interconditional transaction that involved Macquarie funds acquiring a portfolio of pastoral and cropping properties across Australia from the Qatar Investment Authority.
Committees and memberships
Director, Honorary Secretary, Wolper Jewish Hospital
Asia Pacific Forum Liaison Officer, Investment Funds Committee, International Bar Association (IBA)
Banking, Finance and Insurance
Bachelor of Science (Physiology and Pharmacology), University of New South Wales
Bachelor of Laws, University of New South Wales
“Daniel, Kieren and the team from Addisons have done an outstanding job on Anacacia’s investment in LEDified Lighting Corporation. We at Anacacia have found them to be commercial and an absolute pleasure to deal with.”