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David Stammers


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“I value my longstanding relationships with clients, and being able to help them achieve their commercial objectives as efficiently as possible.”

David is a respected specialist in private equity and mergers and acquisitions (M&A). He supports leading international private equity firms, advising on every stage of a private equity transaction cycle, including fund formation, sponsor team equity and carry arrangements to acquisitions, and portfolio company exits.

His M&A practice includes particular experience in advising offshore investors on foreign direct investment, including Foreign Investment Review Board (FIRB) and regulatory requirements.

He is ranked by peers and clients as a leader in private equity, venture capital, commercial and corporate law, and M&A.

In nearly 30 years of practice as a corporate lawyer, David has built a strong track record of maintaining longstanding relationships with clients. Clients particularly value his ability to home in on the essential issues in a transaction, and to provide clear, well-considered and commercial advice.

Archer — acted for management on the management buyout (MBO) of Sulo MGB Australia in conjunction with Archer Capital.

Arthur J Gallagher & Co (AJG) — advised the NYSE-listed insurance broker AJG on its AU$1.1 billion acquisition of the Wesfarmers insurance broking and premium funding businesses.

Bain Capital Credit — advised Bain Capital Credit and Deutsche Bank, Sydney Branch on their acquisition of the AU$1.9 billion commercial finance business from GE.

Catalyst Private Equity — advised on its acquisition of the Dusk and Adairs retail business.

Ironbridge Capital — acted on the fundraising and establishment of the AU$1.05 billion Ironbridge Capital Fund II.

Ironbridge Capital — advised on the NZ$501 million sale of EnviroWaste Services Limited to Hong Kong-listed Cheung Kong Infrastructure Holdings Limited.

Ironbridge Capital — advised the Ironbridge portfolio company, FleetPartners, on the AU$200 million acquisition of FleetPlus.

Pacific Equity Partners — advised on its AU$440m acquisition of Hoyts.

Permira — advised Permira and its portfolio company, I-MED Radiology Network on its innovative joint venture with healthcare artificial intelligence company, Harrison.AI.

Permira — advised Permira its AU$1.3 billion acquisition of I-MED Radiology Network from EQT.


Best Lawyers in Australia™ — Commercial Law — 2014 - 2025

Best Lawyers in Australia™ — Corporate Law — 2016 - 2025

Best Lawyers in Australia™ — Leveraged Buyouts — 2017 - 2025

Best Lawyers in Australia™ — Mergers & Acquisitions — 2014 - 2025

Best Lawyers in Australia™ — Private Equity Law — 2009 - 2025

Best Lawyers in Australia™ — Venture Capital Law — 2013 - 2025

Best Lawyers® — Venture Capital “Lawyer of the Year” Award — 2017 - 2018

Chambers Asia-Pacific: Australia — Private Equity — 2012 - 2024


Bachelor of Economics, University of Sydney

Bachelor of Laws, University of Sydney