With over 10 years of experience, Daryl’s global practice is focussed on cross-border commercial transactions, mergers and acquisitions, private equity and venture capital transactions across Australasia. He is also experienced in advising on natural gas and oil value chains, infrastructure development and power and renewable energy projects.

Daryl has unique experience working from within clients’ businesses, through secondments for Toyota Tsusho Corporation in Tokyo, Japan and at BP Australia in Melbourne, Australia.

Daryl’s understanding of commercial business pressures coupled with his astute commercial law knowledge provide his clients with thorough and considered results.

Significant experience

Mergers and acquisitions

  • Acted for an Australian family-owned entity on the sale of a national road and highway surfacing business
  • Acting for a US based conglomerate on its establishment of an online auction platform business in Australia
  • Acted for an American multinational conglomerate on a complex share buyback arrangement
  • Acted for a US based conglomerate on its divestment of its Australia debt collection service provider business
  • Acted for a well-known Australian shoe manufacturer on a sale of its intellectual property assets to a related party and associated succession planning
  • Acting for an Australian based contracts manufacturer in relation to its proposed sale of its natural beauty products business
  • Acted for a North American advertising technology company on its Asian digital advertising platform joint venture with an Asian telecommunications companies with controlling interests in mobile operators in Malaysia, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Cambodia
  • Acted for a global music and entertainment company on its acquisition of a global event organizing and management business with headquarters in Singapore with operations covering anime festivals, concerts and artist management
  • Representing a multinational company in its Series I funding in a large Indian e-commerce retailer
  • Acted for a French multinational company on its fundraising for a proposed satellite launch to provide low-cost broadband supply in the Pacific and South-East Asia
  • Acted for a Singapore based venture capital company on its Series A investment into an aggregator platform provider
  • Acted for a financial services company in the acquisition of financial services assets
  • Acted for a US based conglomerate on its divestment of its Australia debt collection service provider business
  • Acted for  an Australian based venture capital company on its series B funding into an Indonesian company which provides a finance and insurance online portal with operations in Indonesia and the Philippines
  • Acted for a US based venture capital company on several Series A and Series B portfolio investments in South East Asia
  • Acted for a wholly owned subsidiary of Indonesian IDX listed company in relation to minority stake acquired by a South East Asian based airline company
  • Acted for an Indonesian IDX listed flight services company on a related party loan arrangement with a South East Asian based airline company
  • Acted for the subsidiaries of an Indonesian IDX listed company on its proposed joint venture with Malaysian based company in respect of the provision of flight simulator training in South East Asia
  • Acted for an Indonesian IDX listed company on its negotiation of a term loan facility provided by a South East Asian based airline company
  • Acted for a Japanese trading house on its acquisition of a distributor of an automotive parts business owned by a Singaporean private equity firm
  • Acted for a privately held specialist medical services company on its proposed majority investment into specialist medical clinics in Malaysia
  • Acted for a global private equity fund on its proposed acquisition of shares in a cosmetics company with operations worldwide
  • Acted for a Singapore based health care focused private equity fund on their growth capital investment into an Indonesian based pharmaceutical distribution and manufacturing company
  • Acted for a Japanese trading house on its acquisition of an equity interest in a publicly listed steel manufacturing company on the SGX
  • a UK based private equity company on its acquisition of a major provider of employee assistance program services in Australia
  • Acted for an Australian utility company on the sale of its wind farm in South Australia to a company in Japan
  • Acted for a state owned utility on its sell down and refinancing of Australia’s largest wind farms, located in northwest Tasmania
  • Acted for a Hong Kong listed company on investments in mining in South America
  • Acted for an ASX listed mining company on its merger with another listed mining company, through the implementation of a scheme of arrangement
  • Acted for a UK based private equity fund on its co-investment into a Chinese young men’s fashionwear company

Finance

  • Development finance on behalf of a Chinese developer for construction of apartment towers in Glen Waverley
  • Acquisition finance on behalf of an Australian developer for commercial property in Bennetts Lane Melbourne
  • Acted for one of Australia’s largest retailers on its refinancing from a syndicate of banks
  • Acted for a Swiss based private equity fund on its refinancing of a large leveraged buyout facility in connection with its acquisition of a majority stake in an Indian IT services company

Projects

  • Acted for a Hong Kong based developer on the acquisition and development of 150 room hotel in Melbourne
  • Negotiating long term offtake and contracts as well as short term LNG sale and purchase contracts
  • Representing an Australian mining company on its successful AIM listing
  • Representing a Hong Kong listed company on investments in mining in South America.
  • Advising a Japanese trading house on its LNG marketing arrangements for an African LNG project
  • Representing a Japanese trading house in its successful tender to construct a nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium fertilizer plant in Kenya
  • Representing a Japanese trading house on a private tender to be a strategic partner to a mining company for the development of a phosphate project in Congo
  • Representing a Japanese trading house in its competitive tender bid to supply substation and penstock equipment for a hydropower plant project in Myanmar
  • Representing a Japanese trading house in its negotiations with the Iraqi government with respect to contracts for a substation plant and design build in Iraq

Includes matters handled at Rigby Cooke or prior to joining the firm

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