Andrew Hay

Clayton Utz
Partner Brisbane

Andrew is regarded for his "hands on approach and for finding practical commercial solutions to meet commercial objectives".


Andrew heads the firm's Japan and Agribusiness practices nationally and is a senior partner in the firm's Corporate M&A Capital Markets practice with over 30 years' experience as a corporate adviser to leading Australian and overseas companies.

Notable Work
  • Brisbane Airport Corporation (BAC): Relationship Partner for BAC. Advised on equity capital raising measures for its redeemable preference shares and other securities, general corporate advisory matters on acquisitions, JVs, shareholder agreement and constitutional amendments, and its annual Airport Act ownership disclosure document.
  • Collection House: advised listed company on its recap involving its suspension from ASX, a public offer process, sale of its Australian purchased debt ledger to Credit Corp, refinancing existing senior debt, multiple new debt finance facilities and ACCC matters.
  • Collins Foods: advised listed food company on various acquisitions of KFC franchises/stores in various locations around Australia, and Germany and The Netherlands, and secondary equity and debt raisings to fund acquisitions.
  • Flexopack: advised listed Greek company on establishment of manufacturing plant in Queensland for food packaging, expansion of plant, and various capital injections and commercial agreements.
  • GWA Group: advised listed company on all material acquisitions and disposals by group since 2010, including its A$110m acquisition of Methven Limited, an NZSX listed company, by way of a scheme of arrangement under NZ law.
  • IPOs: advised a range of companies for an initial public offering on the ASX – Billabong, CEC Group, Early Learning Services (now G8 Education), Mastermyne Group (now Metarock Group), Tlou Energy, Transpacific Industries Group (now Cleanaway), UniTAB/TAB Queensland (now part of TabCorp), Virgin Blue Airlines, Westside Corporation,
  • Kagome: acquisition of a tomato farming business in northern Victoria.
  • Morgans Holdings Australia: acquisition of financial advisory arm of CBA.
  • Nippon Paint Co. Ltd: advised on acquisition of DuluxGroup by way of a scheme.
  • Queensland Motorways: advised State Govt on sale of Queensland Motorways.
  • Sugar Terminals: advised on establishment, listing on NSX, various corporate governance matters and corporate and commercial matters with growers and millers.
  • Transpacific Industries Group (now Cleanaway): acquisition of Waste Management New Zealand by way of a merger (NZ scheme of arrangement) ($870 million). (Winner of International Law Deal of the Year in Australia)
  • advised on merger with Expedia.
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