An experienced transactions lawyer, Michael Linehan is highly regarded for his negotiation skills, commercial judgment and advice, particularly in the areas of transaction structuring and management of transaction processes.

Michael's particular focus is on negotiated mergers and acquisitions (including private equity and venture capital transactions), joint ventures and strategic alliances, and advised on and negotiating complex commercial agreements. His clients come from a diverse range of industries including healthcare, manufacturing and retail.

Michael also advises public and private companies, local and foreign, on a range of corporate matters, including governance and regulatory compliance (such as under the Corporations Act and the Australian Competition and Consumer Act).

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Mergers and Acquisitions

Michael's recent work includes:

Owens-Illinois, Inc.: advised O-I on the divestment of the O-I Plastics Packaging division and the O-I Industrial Minerals division.

Illinois Tool Works, Inc.: advised ITW on the acquisition of the Smart Home Products, SRB and Nylex gardening products businesses, and the acquisition of the Septone polymers and fluids business.

Ridley Corporation Limited: advised Ridley on the acquisition of the Camilleri Stockfeeds business, and the divestment of the Cheetham Salt business.

Cotton On Group: advised Cotton On on the acquisition of the Supré retail chain.

Epworth Healthcare: advised Epworth on the acquisition of the Freemasons Hospital and the Cedar Court Rehabilitation Hospital, the Victorian radiology joint venture with Sonic Healthcare. and the establishment of the Epworth Geelong campus

RACV: advised RACV on the joint venture with NRMA (now Insurance Australia Group) to establish Insurance Manufacturers of Australia, and advised RACV on the acquisition of the DSP and EPAC salary packaging and fleet management businesses.

Godfreys: advised on the sale of the Godfreys national vacuum cleaner and cleaning products retail business.

Adairs: advised on the sale of the Adairs national manchester business.

Auscap: advised on the sale of the Auscap Closures steel closure manufacturing business.

Monash IVF: advised original practitioner shareholders on the sale of the Monash IVF business.

Politix: advised on the sale of the Politix fashion retail chain.

Victoria Carpets: advised Victoria plc on the acquisition of the Quest carpets business.

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Corporate / M&A

Michael's recent work includes: 

Owens-Illinois, Inc.: advised O-I on the divestment of the O-I Plastics Packaging division and the O-I Industrial Minerals division.

Illinois Tool Works, Inc.: advised ITW on the acquisition of the Smart Home Products, SRB and Nylex gardening products businesses, and the acquisition of the Septone polymers and fluids business.

Ridley Corporation Limited: advised Ridley on the acquisition of the Camilleri Stockfeeds business, and the divestment of the Cheetham Salt business.

Cotton On Group: advised Cotton On on the acquisition of the Supré retail chain.

Epworth Healthcare: advised Epworth on the acquisition of the Freemasons Hospital and the Cedar Court Rehabilitation Hospital, the Victorian radiology joint venture with Sonic Healthcare. and the establishment of the Epworth Geelong campus.

RACV: advised RACV on the joint venture with NRMA (now Insurance Australia Group) to establish Insurance Manufacturers of Australia, and advised RACV on the acquisition of the DSP and EPAC salary packaging and fleet management businesses.

Godfreys: advised on the sale of the Godfreys national vacuum cleaner and cleaning products retail business.

Adairs: advised on the sale of the Adairs national manchester business.

Auscap: advised on the sale of the Auscap Closures steel closure manufacturing business.

Monash IVF: advised original practitioner shareholders on the sale of the Monash IVF business.

Politix: advised on the sale of the Politix fashion retail chain.

Victoria Carpets: advised Victoria plc on the acquisition of the Quest carpets business.

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Corporate Governance

Michael advises ASX 200 companies on corporate governance issues.

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