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Geri du Plessis

Special Counsel

Call Geri +61 2 8915 0125

I focus on providing clients with practical legal advice that takes into account commercial, financial and legal considerations: finding solutions and getting the deal done.

With a career that has spanned commercial law, corporate finance and investment banking, I combine an understanding of the financial, commercial and legal considerations that drive transaction decisions. I strive to be a contributor to the growth of a client’s business.

My legal expertise is principally in corporate and commercial law, with a focus on mergers and acquisitions, capital raisings and private equity. Whilst these disciplines are relevant across industries, I have a particular interest and network in the technology, non-bank lending and resource sectors.

Investment — advising an IT group with regard to the introduction of a strategic investor and the restructuring of existing shareholder relationships

Joint venture — advising a recruitment business on the structuring of a recruitment joint venture

Investment — advising an on-line retailer and wholesaler on a capital raising and structuring of its shareholder relationships

Takeover — advising an investment company on the takeover of an Australian exploration company

Mezzanine loan facilities — advising a B2B lending business and an equipment finance business with regard to the structuring and implementation of mezzanine loan facilities

Acquisition of consumer lending group — advising an international consumer lending group on the acquisition of a consumer lending business, including cross-border structuring of the inbound investment structure and the subsequent restructuring of various earn-out mechanisms.

Acquisition of gold / antimony mine — advising an Australian and Hong Kong consortium on the acquisition of a gold / antimony mine from a listed group.

Acquisition of business lending group — advising an international investment consortium on the acquisition of a B2B lending business.

Industries

Fintech

Mining, Oil & Gas

Private Equity

Qualifications

Bachelor of Commerce (Law), University of Stellenbosch

Bachelor of Laws, University of Stellenbosch

Master of Laws, University of South Africa

Master of Business Administration, University of Pretoria

Admitted to practice in Australia and South Africa