December 6, 2022
Doyle's Guide

KWM & HSF act on $533 million entitlement offer

David Friedander, King & Wood Mallesons
David Friedander, King & Wood Mallesons

King & Wood Mallesons has acted on ASX Limited’s approximately $553 million pro-rata accelerated renounceable entitlement offer (with retail entitlements trading) (PAITREO).

King & Wood Mallesons acted for the sole lead manager UBS AG, Australia Branch. PricewaterhouseCoopers was the accounting and taxation adviser for this transaction.  Herbert Smith Freehills and Sidley Austin acted as legal counsel for ASX.

The King & Wood Mallesons team was led by M&A partner David Friedlander, who was supported by senior associate Amanda Isouard and solicitor Anna Chen.

The Herbert Smith Freehills team was led by Philippa Stone, Partner and Co-Head of Capital Markets, and Fiona Gardiner-Hill, Partner. Senior associate Philip Hart and solicitors Charlotte Cameron and Adrian Amer were members of the transaction team.

Friedlander said: “The King & Wood Mallesons team is pleased to have worked with UBS on this important transaction involving ASX.  The firm has worked on a number of PAITREOs including as underwriters’ counsel on the first one, as well as on the first of other innovative capital raising techniques in Australia.”

King & Wood Mallesons was also involved in the initial listing of ASX and the Australian Stock Exchange/Sydney Futures Exchange merger.



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