Niro Ananda

Clayton Utz
Partner Sydney

Niro Ananda has strong commercial judgement, responsiveness and a deep understanding of our firm and how we go about running an M&A deal.

– Chambers, Asia Pacific


Niro Ananda is a leading corporate advisory/M&A lawyer, with over 20 years' experience, who specialises in guiding financial sponsors and their portfolio companies through complex M&A transactions, encompassing private/public M&A, securities offerings, and capital restructures. Niro has acted for leading Australian and global financial sponsors across a wide range of sectors including technology, healthcare, industrials and consumer products.

Niro is consistently recognised as a leading lawyer and is highly regarded by various independent legal publications, including Chambers Asia Pacific, Who's Who Legal, The Legal 500 Asia Pacific, IFLR1000 and Best Lawyers.

Notable Work
  • Pacific Equity Partners: advised Pacific Equity Partners on various transactions, including the acquisition of Cranky Health (Man/Lady Shakes business), Healthe Care surgical acute care business, The Citadel Group and Genie Solutions) as well as its take private offers for Village Roadshow and ReadyTech.
  • Intermediate Capital Group: advised Intermediate Capital Group on various transactions including the acquisition, and subsequent disposal, of Cura Day Hospitals, and the acquisition of RSEA from CHAMP Ventures.
  • The Flynn Group: advised on its acquisition of the Pizza Hut Australian franchise business from Allegro Funds.
  • Velocity Vehicle Group and The Cranemere Group: advised on the acquisition of the Daimlers Trucks business from Eagers Automotive.
  • Bain Capital (Private Equity): advised on its acquisition of MYOB, as well as the subsequent IPO of MYOB.
  • ROC Partners: advised on various transactions including the acquisition of the Stone Axe business.
  • Emergent Cold (and its financial sponsor, Elliot Management): advised on the acquisition of the Swire Cold Storage business and subsequent bolt on acquisitions, as well as the disposal of the Emergent Cold Australian business to Lineage Cold Storage.
  • Monash IVF Group Limited: advised Ironbridge Capital on the initial acquisition and subsequent bolt on transactions, followed by the IPO of Monash IVF Group and ongoing advice.
  • MYOB Group: advised MYOB on the A$2 billion take private by KKR & Co.
Find other people to support you