Kristie Brown is a Special Counsel in the Financial Services department specialising primarily in transactional work in the funds management and financial services sectors.

She has extensive experience advising listed and unlisted managed investment schemes on a diverse range of matters including establishment and structural issues, capital raising options, licensing and disclosure requirements and ongoing regulatory and compliance issues.

Kristie also has experience in joint venture arrangements, unregulated takeovers, acquisitions, divestments, restructures and schemes of arrangement.

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Funds Management

360 Capital acquisition of Becton funds management platform: Acting for 360 Capital in respect of the acquisition of the Becton property funds management business and advising in relation to a series of restructures across the funds management platform.

 

New Forests forestry funds: Acting for New Forests in relation to the establishment of various forestry funds (including the New Forests Australia New Zealand Forestry Fund and the New Forests Tropical Asia Forest Fund) and in relation to the acquisition of various property and forestry assets.

 

Macquarie Direct Property Fund establishment via a series of mergers and reconstructions: Acting for Macquarie on its strategic restructure and merger of six property trusts to form the Macquarie Direct Property Fund. The mergers were executed through a series of unitholder meetings, capital reconstructions and staplings.

 

Mirvac development and property syndicates: Acting for various Mirvac entities in relation to the structuring, establishment and capital raising associated with a number of their property funds.

 

Sale of Lachlan Properties Pty Limited: Acting for Lachlan shareholders in respect of the sale of the Lachlan funds management business.

 

Mirvac Industrial Trust Rights Issue: Acting for Mirvac in relation to the rights issue of units in the ASX listed Mirvac Industrial Trust.

 

Challenger Infrastructure Fund float and entitlement offer: Acting for Challenger in relation to the establishment and initial public offer of the Challenger Infrastructure Fund on the ASX and the subsequent entitlement offer.

 

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Corporate / M&A

360 Capital acquisition of Becton funds management platform: Acting for 360 Capital in respect of the acquisition of the Becton property funds management business and advising in relation to a series of restructures across the funds management platform.

Folkestone acquisition of Equity Real Estate Partners: Acing for Equity Real Estate Partners in respect of the acquisition of the group by ASX listed Folkestone Limited. Acting for Folkestone in respect of the structuring, establishment and capital raising associated with their property funds.

 

BalmainTrilogy acquisition of Pacific First Mortgage Fund management rights: Acting for BalmainTrilogy Investment Management Limited and Trilogy Funds Management Limited in respect of the hostile takeover of management rights in respect of the Pacific First Mortgage Fund.

 

New Forests forestry funds: Acting for New Forests in relation to the establishment of various forestry funds (including the New Forests Australia New Zealand Forestry Fund and the New Forests Tropical Asia Forest Fund) and in relation to the acquisition of various property and forestry assets.

 

 Acquisition of Gas Pipeline: Acting for a syndicate of Australian investors in the acquisition of a gas pipeline business in Chile. The transaction was effected through a series of cross-jurisdictional trust vehicles.

 

Macquarie Direct Property Fund establishment via a series of mergers and reconstructions: Acting for Macquarie on its strategic restructure and merger of six property trusts to form the Macquarie Direct Property Fund. The mergers were executed through a series of unitholder meetings, capital reconstructions and staplings.

 

Mirvac development and property syndicates: Acting for various Mirvac entities in relation to the structuring, establishment and capital raising associated with a number of their property funds.

 

Sale of Lachlan Properties Pty Limited: Acting for Lachlan shareholders in respect of the sale of the Lachlan funds management business.

 

Mirvac Industrial Trust Rights Issue: Acting for Mirvac in relation to the rights issue of units in the ASX listed Mirvac Industrial Trust.

 

Challenger Infrastructure Fund float and entitlement offer: Acting for Challenger in relation to the establishment and initial public offer of the Challenger Infrastructure Fund on the ASX and the subsequent entitlement offer.

 

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Mergers and Acquisitions

360 Capital acquisition of Becton funds management platform: Acting for 360 Capital in respect of the acquisition of the Becton property funds management business and advising in relation to a series of restructures across the funds management platform.

Folkestone acquisition of Equity Real Estate Partners: Acing for Equity Real Estate Partners in respect of the acquisition of the group by ASX listed Folkestone Limited. Acting for Folkestone in respect of the structuring, establishment and capital raising associated with their property funds.

 

BalmainTrilogy acquisition of Pacific First Mortgage Fund management rights: Acting for BalmainTrilogy Investment Management Limited and Trilogy Funds Management Limited in respect of the hostile takeover of management rights in respect of the Pacific First Mortgage Fund.

 

New Forests forestry funds: Acting for New Forests in relation to the establishment of various forestry funds (including the New Forests Australia New Zealand Forestry Fund and the New Forests Tropical Asia Forest Fund) and in relation to the acquisition of various property and forestry assets.

 

Acquisition of Gas Pipeline: Acting for a syndicate of Australian investors in the acquisition of a gas pipeline business in Chile. The transaction was effected through a series of cross-jurisdictional trust vehicles.

 

Macquarie Direct Property Fund establishment via a series of mergers and reconstructions: Acting for Macquarie on its strategic restructure and merger of six property trusts to form the Macquarie Direct Property Fund. The mergers were executed through a series of unitholder meetings, capital reconstructions and staplings.


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