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Robert Kerr

Partner

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Clients trust me with their strategic mergers and acquisitions projects, commercial negotiations, and corporate and governance issues.

My practice is focused on private share and asset sales and acquisitions, private equity and venture capital transactions, public mergers and acquisitions, debt and equity funding and capital markets transactions, commercial negotiations, and corporate and governance issues.

I work across a spectrum of industries, including technology, media, infrastructure, real estate, financial services and insurance, government, mining and resources, sport, pharmaceuticals, agriculture, consumer goods and food manufacturing.

Clients value me for being accessible, efficient, commercial, giving them ongoing visibility on costs, and being easy to work with. 

With a particular interest in providing a modern approach to legal advice, I established and lead the Addisons cyber and data security practice. Addisons participates in an innovative alliance with technical and crisis management experts to deliver a holistic cyber security solution, suitable for businesses of all sizes.

Oasis Star Limited — advising Oasis Star Limited on its off-market proportional takeover bid for Tian An Australia Limited. This is a novel and complex takeover bid structure that had not been utilised in Australia since 2010.

Bega Cheese Limited — advising Bega Cheese Limited on its $200 million sale of infant formula production facilities to Mead Johnson Nutrition and associated ten year manufacturing service agreements.

Dragon Mining Limited — in an Australian-first transaction, advising Dragon Mining Limited on its application to delist from ASX and IPO on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited.

Xref Limited — ongoing general legal support, including bolt-on M&A transactions and software licensing. Xref is a fast-growing human resources technology business, listed on ASX.

Industries

Agribusiness

Financial Services

FMCG

Government

Infrastructure

Media

Mining, Oil & Gas

Real Estate

Technology

Telecommunications

Qualifications

Bachelor of Laws (Honours), University of Sydney

Bachelor of Economics/Social Sciences, University of Sydney