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 mergers and acquisitions, financial services 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.
Anacacia Capital — acted for Anacacia Capital – Australia’s leading private equity firm focusing on SMEs - in respect of its investments in Pump Haircare and Force Fire Group, as well as bolt-on acquisitions for its portfolio companies. These transactions are more than just acquisitions. 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.
Bega Cheese — negotiated and secured the debt financing for Bega Cheese’s major acquisitions, including its landmark 2020 acquisition of Lion Diary & Drinks and 2017 acquisition of the Vegemite business, as well as its operational financing requirements.
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.
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.
Cutting Edges Equipment Parts — Cutting Edges is a leading supplier of ground-engaging tools and other equipment to the mining and construction industries. Daniel’s team has have acted for them for many years in relation to a range of corporate and commercial matters, including long-term supply and manufacturing agreements, bespoke customer contracts and their standard terms and conditions of sale.
LOGOS Property Group — advised LOGOS, a leading provider of property solutions in the logistics sector throughout Asia-Pacific, on its joint venture with ENGIE to build a regional renewable energy platform to provide renewable energy solutions for LOGOS’s Asia-Pacific portfolio. This was a complex transaction, providing an innovative solution to driving sustainable development and promotion of renewable energy at scale.
Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets — advised Macquarie Group’s MIRA group on multiple, high-profile acquisitions and divestments by its agricultural investment funds. Most recently, Daniel advised MIRA in relation to its divestment of Lawson Grains, one of Australia’s leading grain growing businesses, with over 90,000 hectares of agricultural land across New South Wales and Western Australia.
Committees and memberships
Director, Vice President, 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.”