Mergers & Acquisitions
Uncomplicated, Expert Advice.
Hitch Advisory are market leaders in private mergers and acquisitions, disposals, restructures, capital and debt raises.
Mergers and Acquisitions
Getting the Deal Done
Hitch Advisory are experts in private treaty mergers and acquisitions. However, our expertise does not end at conventional share and asset sales, we also advise on capital and debt raisings, corporate restructures, joint ventures, shareholder arrangements, corporate governance, and general corporate law compliance matters.
We have acted on a number of high profile transactions across varied industries. The Hitch team has the strength and experience to act on the most complex deals against the highest profile firms in Australia. We also have the scalability and nous to be able to adeptly advise on smaller transactions. Put simply, we are equally as comfortable in the Boardrooms of the best companies in Australia as we are whiteboarding future exit strategies with bootstrapping founders.
Recent Mergers and Acquisitions Activity
- Side Industry Value Comments
- Sell Industrial $23M Advised the sellers on the sale of their company that supplies the construction, infrastructure and mining industries.
- Sell Childcare $undisclosed Advised the seller on the interdependent sale of 18 Kids Club Early Childhood Learning Centres to Affinity.
- Sell FMCG $undisclosed Advised the founders of BodyScience on their sale to Humble Group.
- Sell Online Gifts $35M Advised founders of LVLY on their sale to Limitless Group.
- Sell Professional Services $undisclosed Advised the founders on the sale of Valorem Advisory to APP Corporation (backed by Five V Capital).
- Sell Agrichemicals $undisclosed Advised the sellers on their sale of AgNova Technologies to American Vanguard (NYSE:AVD).
- Buy Childcare $80M Advised the buyer on its purchase of a chain of childcare centres (including both leaseholds and freeholds).
- Sell Game Developer $26M Advised the sellers of Blowfish Studios on their sale to Animoca Brands.
- Sell Pharmaceutical $95M Advised Australian pharmaceutical business on its sale to a large Italian entity.
Contact the Mergers and Acquisitions Team
Nick Hitchens is a key advisor to a range of Australian and International businesses.
He has assisted hundreds of business owners seeking investment, divestment or acquisition with a transaction history totalling $500m+.
Nick Hitchens is an expert in advising on Shareholder and Partnership Arrangements and all other commercial contracts.
He brings a contemporary competitive approach to business and legal services. In his downtime, Nick Hitchens likes breathing the fresh air in Tassie, Crossfit and travelling the globe.
Lazar Krstic acts for individuals and organisations of all sizes, assisting with their start-up, transactional and dispute resolution requirements. Lazar oversees both contentious and non-contentious matters, with a particular interest in mergers & acquisitions, Competition and Consumer Law and general business and transactional matters. Lazar has extensive litigation experience, having appeared in various jurisdictions throughout Australia.
In 2020, Lazar was listed as a finalist in the Australian Lawyers Weekly – 30 Under 30 Awards (Commercial Law).
Outside of the office, he attends the gym regularly, passionately supports Chelsea Football Club and recharges his batteries by travelling the world.
Paul Henry leads the Hitch Advisory Mergers and Acquisitions practice. He has more than 10 years’ worth of corporate and commercial experience advising clients across a variety of industries and deal sizes. Paul also has an Executive MBA and experience working in-house so he prides himself on understanding each business he works with to ensure that advice is both legally sound and commercially pragmatic. Away from work, Paul can usually be found near a sporting field, brewing his own beer or enjoying time with the family.
Hayley Hewitt acts for a diverse client base in a range of industries, including advising Australia’s largest travel retailers, childcare operators, and property developers.
Hayley is an expert in property related transactions including the sale and purchase of both residential and commercial properties, development projects, and commercial and retail leasing.
Hayley also has extensive experience advising clients in a range of commercial transactions, with a particular focus on the childcare industry. As a result of her strong understanding of the childcare industry, Hayley regularly advises on the sale and purchase of childcare centres, together with the sale, purchase and/or leasing of land which is used or intended to be used for a childcare business.
Taking a practical approach to her work, Hayley is committed to developing and maintaining strong relationships with her clients to achieve their legal needs.
Outside of work, Hayley Hewitt enjoys relaxing at the beach, socialising, and learning Portuguese.
Jack acts for a range of corporate and retail clients, working with them to understand and manage their ongoing legal needs.
With extensive experience advising on business transactions and general commercial law, Jack’s advice reflects a strong understanding of the commercial needs of his clients.
Jack is experienced acting for clients within the pharmacy industry, advising on the setup of new pharmacies, the purchase and sale of existing pharmacies, as well as general compliance and structuring matters.
Out of the office you will often find Jack scuba diving, camping, and spending time with his family.
Benjamin Tran acts for an extensive range of individuals and corporations across different industries. In addition to general commercial law, Benjamin is particularly skilled in facilitating complex commercial and property transactions and takes a pragmatic approach when managing client needs.
In his spare time, Benjamin enjoys traversing around Australia and the rest of the world in search of excellent restaurants and bars and is particularly fond of Japan
Mariah is a lawyer in the corporate and commercial team dedicated to assisting clients with all of their commercial needs with a particularly keen interest in mergers and acquisitions.
Mariah brings enthusiasm and a growing expertise to an array of different clients requiring specialised needs, including a variety of healthcare clients.
Out of the office, you will usually find Mariah exploring new restaurants and bars with family and friends.
Nikola is a lawyer in the General Commercial team and assists in the provision of advice on mergers & acquisitions, commercial disputes and general contractual matters.
Having previously worked in-house advising leading Australian and international corporations, Nik has a strong understanding of how business works and implements a practical approach to everyday advice.
Outside of the office, Nik enjoys weightlifting, boxing, and playing guitar.
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