Michael Linehan

Clayton Utz
Partner Melbourne

Michael is an experienced transaction lawyer, specialising in M&A, joint ventures, and complex commercial agreements across diverse industries including healthcare, manufacturing, private equity, and retail. His expertise extends to corporate governance and regulatory compliance for local and foreign entities, navigating intricate transactions and legal landscapes.

Notable Work
  • O-I Glass, Inc.: advised on the $735 million divestment of its Aus & NZ glass container manufacturing.
  • Titan Machinery, Inc.: advised on its US$63 million acquisition of O'Connor's CaseIH dealership network.
  • Epworth Foundation: advised on various key healthcare acquisitions and joint ventures.
  • Ridley Corporation Limited: advised on various acquisitions and divestments, including the acquisition of the Camilleri Stockfeeds business, and the divestment of the Cheetham Salt business.
  • Acciona: advised on the $180 million acquisition of Lendlease's engineering business.
  • RACV: advised on various acquisitions and joint ventures.
  • Australian Motoring Services: advised on its investment into, and subsequent acquisition of, renewable energy EV charging network Chargefox.
  • ITW, Inc.: advised on various acquisitions and divestments including the acquisition of Smart Home Products, SRB, Septone polymers and fluids and Nylex gardening products businesses, division and the divestment of the Australian retail garden tools division.
  • Politix: advised the owners on the sale of the business to Woolworths Holdings Limited.
  • Cotton on Group: advised on its acquisition of the Supre retail business.
  • Griffon Corporation, Inc.: advised on its acquisition of the Tuscan Path and Hills Home Living businesses.
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