As a specialist in mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, managed funds work and real estate and infrastructure transactions, Matt Anderson has worked extensively with investment funds, financial institutions, fund managers, real estate investment trusts, real estate companies and infrastructure funds. His deep experience over many years has made him one of Australia’s leading practitioners in these sectors.

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Corporate / M&A

Matt has advised on a significant number of M&A transactions including the:

  • merger of 360 Group with Trafalgar
  • merger of James Fielding Group with Mirvac
  • acquisition of MREIT by Mirvac
  • takeover by 360 Industrial Fund of ANI
  • privatisation of ING Industrial Fund
  • merger of Paladin Industrial and Commercial Trusts with respective Deutsche Funds
  • merger of Folkestone Education Trust with Folkestone Childcare Trust and Folkestone Infrastructure Trust
  • restructure of CVC Property Group and associated IPO of 360 Total Return Fund.

Matt advised on the:

  • sale of Rosella Foods
  • sale of ABC Learning Centres
  • sale of Angus & Robertson
  • acquisition of Timberlink
  • sale of Domain Property Group
  • sale of Zurich's APT and Sieza
  • acquisition of Chantrey Property Group
  • sale of Paladin Australia Limited to Norwich and Deutsche
  • acquisition of Becton Property Group
  • TIX takeover of ANI
  • merger of Northern Lights Capital Group with Treasury Group
  • acquisition of Austock
  • acquisition of PFA
  • sale of Centuria Funds Management to OFM (now Centuria).

Syndications and funds

Matt has advised numerous wholesale and retail property syndicates and funds for, amongst others, New Forests, Macquarie, Mirvac, 360 Group, Tipalea, Centuria, Charter Hall, Balmain, Folkestone and Heathley, across a range of asset classes.

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Equity Capital Markets / IPOs

Matt's experience includes advising on the 360 Group, Mirvac Industrial Trust IPO, 360 Industrial Fund IPO, Darling Park Trust IPO, 360 Office Fund IPO, 360 Total Return Fund IPO, Paladin Commercial Trust IPO, James Fielding Group IPO, Challenger Infrastructure Fund IPO as well as numerous capital raisings by way of placements, entitlement offers etc. for clients such as Folkestone Group, Mirvac Group, 360 Group, Challenger and Macquarie.

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Funds Management

For over 20 years Matt has advised a range of clients on all funds management related issues covering a broad range of property, securities, alternative assets and structured products. Clients include Mirvac, Charter Hall, Macquarie Bank, Balmain, Trilogy, Perpetual, Mirvac, Russell Investments, Clearview, Brookfield, NRMA, Thakral, 360 Group, Centuria, BT, Colonial, Credit Suisse, Schroders.

Matt has extensive M&A and ECM experience in the REIT sector. Matt is currently acting for the Investa Commercial Property Fund in connection with the sale by Morgan Stanley of Investa.

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Mergers and Acquisitions

Matt has advised on a significant number of M&A transactions including the:

  • merger of 360 Group with Trafalgar
  • merger of James Fielding Group with Mirvac
  • acquisition of MREIT by Mirvac
  • takeover by 360 Industrial Fund of ANI
  • privatisation of ING Industrial Fund
  • merger of Paladin Industrial and Commercial Trusts with respective Deutsche Funds
  • merger of Folkestone Education Trust with Folkestone Childcare Trust and Folkestone Infrastructure Trust
  • restructure of CVC Property Group and associated IPO of 360 Total Return Fund.

Matt advised on the:

  • sale of Rosella Foods
  • sale of ABC Learning Centres
  • sale of Angus & Robertson
  • acquisition of Timberlink
  • sale of Domain Property Group
  • sale of Zurich's APT and Sieza
  • acquisition of Chantrey Property Group
  • sale of Paladin Australia Limited to Norwich and Deutsche
  • acquisition of Becton Property Group
  • TIX takeover of ANI
  • merger of Northern Lights Capital Group with Treasury Group
  • acquisition of Austock
  • acquisition of PFA
  • sale of Centuria Funds Management to OFM (now Centuria).

Syndications and funds

Matt has advised numerous wholesale and retail property syndicates and funds for, amongst others, New Forests, Macquarie, Mirvac, 360 Group, Tipalea, Centuria, Charter Hall, Balmain, Folkestone and Heathley, across a range of asset classes.

See Mergers and Acquisitions

Real Estate Markets

Matt has advised on a significant number of REIT transactions including the:

  • restructure of Investa commercial property Fund and acquisition of Investa management platform and defence of IOF/ DEXUS scheme
  • merger of 360 Group with Trafalgar
  • merger of James Fielding Group with Mirvac
  • acquisition of MREIT by Mirvac
  • takeover by 360 Industrial Fund of ANI
  • privatisation of ING Industrial Fund
  • merger of Folkestone Education Trust with Folkestone Childcare Trust and Folkestone Infrastructure Trust
  • restructure of CVC Property Group and associated IPO of 360 Total Return Fund.

Infrastructure

Matt's experience in infrastructure covers a broad range of areas including agribusiness, transport and energy. Transactions include the acquisition of Hoxton and Bankstown Airports, privatisation of Sydney Airport, acquisition of Gas Valpo (Chilean gas pipeline), acquisition of Nexus and restructuring of Stadium Australia, acquisition of timber mills and the negotiation of port access and cartage arrangements.

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Real Estate

Matt has advised on numerous real estate transactions including on the following recent transactions involving Bunnings Retail Centres and Coles Distribution Centres, 9 Wentworth Avenue Parramatta, 3 and 5 Rider Boulevard Rhodes, Zenith Centre Chatswood, Skyring Plaza Brisbane, a portfolio of retail sites (existing and developed), a new Woolworths logistics centre in Dandenong, 420 George Street (as to 25%), and acquisition of substantial forestry assets. 

See Real Estate

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