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Kieren Parker

Managing Partner

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"I understand first hand the time involved in building trust to originate a transaction, the commercial dynamics and obstacles, and the role that a good lawyer plays."

Kieren advises clients across the spectrum of mergers and acquisitions (M&A), fundraisings, corporate and commercial transactions.

His clients work in industries including technology, life sciences and medtech, ecommerce, agribusiness, renewables, equipment manufacturing and hospitality. They include early-stage businesses needing assistance with fundraising and M&A. Kieren continues to advise those businesses as they evolve – guiding them through structural changes and advising on strategic, corporate transactions and commercial issues as they grow.

Kieren’s clients benefit from his experience on the client side of transactions, which includes executive roles responsible for corporate development and strategy as well as line management with profit and loss responsibility. This complements his highly regarded corporate advisory experience which included working for a magic circle firm in London.

Clients value his ability to understand their businesses and to provide astute and practical advice over the long term, allowing them to proceed with confidence.

Venture Capital Fundraising — acted for dozens of startups and early-stage companies, including Car Next Door, MicroTau, Mutinex, Sicona, Beam, The Volte, Novalith, and Textratherix, on their early-stage and expansion capital fundraising, as well as large corporates on their strategic VC programmes and VC funds on their investments.

Ardent Leisure — advised companies in the Ardent Leisure Group, including AMF Bowling and Goodlife Health Clubs, on their acquisition of various businesses, as well as Ardent on its disposal of AMF Bowling in December 2017.

Ausdeck — advised the shareholders of the Ausdeck manufacturing business on its sale to Alpin Investors, in February 2021.

B.B.E — advised digital agency B.B.E and its shareholders on its sale to agency network Hero in October 2020.

BigWarehouse — advised BigWarehouse Holdings and its shareholders on its acquisition by private equity backed Parts24 S.p.A in June 2018.

Car Next Door Pty Ltd — advised Car Next Door and its shareholders on its sale to Uber Australia Holdings Pty Ltd in 2022.

ChangeGPS — advised the shareholders of accounting software platform ChangeGPS on its sale to Access UK in 2024.

Conference Call International — acted for the shareholders of CCI, the largest independent conferencing and collaboration provider in Australia, in its AU$18 million disposal to ASX-listed MNF Group Limited in February 2017.

Empowered Learning — acted for the shareholders of Empowered Learning on its sale to private equity backed Modern Star Group in November 2019.

Envirosuite — advised ASX-listed Envirosuite Limited, an environmental technology business, on its corporate and commercial transactions, including the AU$100 million acquisition of EMS Bruel & Kjaer and associated capital raising by private placement and share purchase plan, announced in January 2020, and the AU$15 million disposal of its consulting arm to ERM Australia, announced in May 2017.

Everi — advised Everi Technologies (a subsidiary of NYSE-listed, Everi Holdings, Inc.) on its AU$33 million acquisition of payment systems and cash management technology business ecash, in March 2022, and on its acquisition of gaming developer Atlas Gaming, also in March 2022.

Frollo — advised FinTech and open banking pioneer Frollo and its shareholders on its sale to NextGen.Net in July 2020.

Global Automotive Tier 1 Supplier — acted on its buyout of its joint venture partner’s interest in a Victorian based automotive company in December 2018.

GPS Wealth — acted for the shareholders of GPS Wealth on its sale to ASX listed Easton Wealth Limited in July 2017.

Hayes Information Systems — advised the shareholders of Hayes on their sale of the entire issue of share capital of Hayes to Anatas Pty Ltd (a subsidiary of ASX-listed technology business Atturra Limited) in 2022.

Inabox Group Limited — advised ASX listed telco Inabox Group Limited on a number of corporate transactions, including its acquisition of the Hostworks Group in February 2017 and its acquisition of Logic Communications in March 2017.

Inabox — advised Inabox Group Limited on the AU$34.5 million sale of its ‘Indirect Business’ to ASX listed MNF Group Limited, including defending the announcement of a hostile takeover bid, in December 2018, and the sale of its ‘Direct Business’ to ASX-listed 5G Networks Limited in August 2018.

Jack Nimble — advised the shareholders of digital agency Jack Nimble on its sale to Sparro, in October 2021.

Marstel Services — advised Marstel on its acquisition of the Altona bulk liquid terminal from Stolhaven in August 2019.

Merivale Group — advised the Merivale Group on its landmark contract with Venues NSW (VNSW) to be the exclusive hospitality experience partner for the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) and Sydney Football Stadium (SFS) in 2021.

Pierlite — advised the Gerard Lighting Group on the sale of its Pierlite business to Signify of the Netherlands (formerly Philips Lighting) in 2022.

Pureprofile — advised ASX-listed Pureprofile Limited, a data insights and programmatic media company, on its 2016 acquisition of Cohort Global, a leading digital marketing business, together with its associated capital raising by private placement and share purchase plan, and ASX shareholder approvals. The purchase price was AU$18million upfront and up to AU$37 million in total, including earn outs, payable in cash and scrip.

Queensland Mining Corporation Limited — advised QMC on its AU$53 million disposal of its White Range project to Moly Mines Limited, and subsequent friendly off-market takeover bid by Moly in November 2017.

SHAPE Australia Corporation Limited — advised SHAPE, a leading Australian multi-disciplinary building contractor on an Initial public offering and admission to the ASX in 2021.

Solcast — advised the shareholders of solar modelling and forecast data company Solcast on its sale to DNV Group of Norway in January 2023.

Southern Phone Company — acted for public non-listed regional telco SPC and its 35 local council shareholders on its AU$30 million acquisition by AGL Energy in December 2019.

Spacer Technologies — advised Spacer, a peer-to-peer platform, on its acquisition of Where I Park and Scoop Commute in 2022.

Verint Systems — advised customer engagement platform Verint Systems on its acquisition of Attune Work Solutions, in August 2023.

Recognition

Doyle's Guide — Leading Business & Commercial Lawyers: Recommended — NSW — 2022

Doyle's Guide — Leading Corporate Lawyers: Recommended — NSW — 2020 - 2021

Committees and memberships

Lead Expert in Residence, Cicada Innovations

Industries

Technology

Media

Startup

Telecommunications

Other areas of expertise

ASX Listing Rules

Contract negotiation and general commercial

Start-up and venture capital fundraising

Qualifications

Bachelor of Commerce/Laws (Honours), University of Sydney