Our consultants have a wealth of experience in mergers and acquisitions, initial public offerings and other capital raisings, asset sales, demutualisations, restructures and insolvencies, as well as investor relations and financial calendar reporting.
Newgate has a long track record of providing strategic advice and tactical support on capital markets transactions, and we have been trusted over many years to help deliver some of Australia’s most complex and challenging corporate and government transactions. We understand the intensity of a transaction, the importance of thinking clearly and strategically, and the vital role that effective communication plays in achieving the overall commercial objective.
We specialise in advising companies who are the subject of a campaign by shareholders or other activist organisations. In many of these projects our research business, Newgate Research, plays a fundamental role in identifying and tracking shareholder sentiment, voting intentions and, in the case of schemes of arrangement, likely turnout.
We also have a particular specialisation in privatisations, where traditional financial communication needs to be overlaid with the communications required by the process, public policy and political aspects inherent in a project where government is the vendor.
Recent projects include:
- Baring Private Equity’s acquisition of SAI Global ($1.1 billion)
- Downer EDI’s acquisition of Spotless Group ($1.3 billion)
- Partial lease of the NSW electricity network – Ausgrid, Transgrid, Endeavour ($34.1 billion)
- IPO of Viva Energy REIT ($911m)
- IPO of Medibank Private ($5.7 billion)