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Mergers & Acquisitions

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Hitch Advisory are market leaders in private mergers and acquisitions, disposals, restructures, capital and debt raises.

Mergers 
& Acquisitions

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

Deal Snapshot

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.

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Meet us

  • Nick Hitchens

    Nick Hitchens

    Principal

    Nick Hitchens

    Principals

    Nick Hitchens

    Principal

    BIOGRAPHY

    Nick Hitchens is the Founder and Managing Principal of Hitch Advisory.

    He is an expert in business structuring, mergers and  acquisitions and employee equity solutions.

    Nick founded Hitch Advisory to ensure legal advice is proactive, practical and precise. He believes that lawyers should facilitate and add value to personal and business relationships.

    Nick is now responsible for growing and managing the Hitch Advisory team.

    He makes time to ensure that client relationships are maintained and clients are achieving their goals with the assistance of the Hitch team.

    In his spare time, Nick enjoys spending time with his two daughters, travelling, running, Muay Thai and anything ocean related.

  • Lazar Krstic

    Lazar Krstic

    Principal

    Lazar Krstic

    Principals

    Lazar Krstic

    Principal

    BIOGRAPHY

    Lazar Krstic is a Principal in our Corporate and Commercial Law team. Lazar advises and acts on a range of matters, with a keen focus on mergers and acquisitions, childcare and retail law.

     Lazar also leads the Hitch Advisory Employment Law team and advises and acts on behalf of our clients on contentious and non-contentions matters in that area.

     In his downtime, you will find Lazar training Muay Thai, waking up in the wee hours to watch his beloved Chelsea FC or travelling the world.

  • Paul Henry

    Paul Henry

    Principal

    Paul Henry

    Principals

    Paul Henry

    Principal

    BIOGRAPHY

    Paul Henry leads the Hitch Advisory Mergers and Acquisitions team.  He has circa 15 years’ of corporate and commercial experience advising clients across a variety of industries and deal sizes.  His transaction highlights include acting for Kids Club in the sale of 18 of its childcare centres to Affinity Education Group, acting for the founders of BodyScience on their sale to Humble Group, and for Link in the acquisition of PEXA by a consortium comprising Link, CBA and Morgan Stanley Infrastructure.  

     Paul also has an Executive MBA (AGSM) and experience working in-house (Qantas and Metcash) 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 playing soccer or running around with his kids.

  • Hayley Hewitt

    Hayley Hewitt

    Special Counsel

    Hayley Hewitt

    Principals

    Hayley Hewitt

    Special Counsel

    BIOGRAPHY

    Hayley Hewitt leads the Hitch Advisory Property team.   She acts for a diverse client base in a range of industries, including advising Australia’s largest travel retailers, childcare operators, and property developers.

    Hayley has extensive experience advising clients in a range of commercial transactions and 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 prides herself on being practical, down-to-earth, and detail-oriented. She is committed to developing and maintaining strong relationships with her clients to understand and achieve their legal needs.

    Outside of work, Hayley enjoys relaxing at the beach, socialising, and spending time with her young family.

  • Jack Robertson

    Jack Robertson

    Senior Associate

    Jack Robertson

    Principals

    Jack Robertson

    Senior Associate

    BIOGRAPHY

    Jack is a Senior Associate in our Corporate and Commercial team, with a particular focus on healthcare (medical and pharmacy).

    Acting for a range of corporate clients, Jack has particular expertise dealing in healthcare (medical and pharmacy), M&A, and franchising.  

    Jack acts on both healthcare transactions as well as advising on regulatory matters in the healthcare space (e.g. Pharmacy Council applications).

    With extensive experience advising on transactions and general commercial law, Jack’s advice reflects a strong understanding of the commercial needs and realities of his clients.

    Out of the office you will often find Jack scuba diving, camping, and spending time with his family.

  • Benjamin Tran

    Benjamin Tran

    Senior Associate

    Benjamin Tran

    Principals

    Benjamin Tran

    Senior Associate

    BIOGRAPHY

    Benjamin Tran acts for an extensive range of individuals and corporations across different industries, with a particular focus on childcare.

    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 Jammal

    Mariah Jammal

    Associate

    Mariah Jammal

    Principals

    Mariah Jammal

    Associate

    BIOGRAPHY

    Mariah is a dynamic Associate in the Corporate and Commercial team at Hitch Advisory dedicated to assisting clients with all of their commercial needs.

    Mariah has a particularly keen interest in navigating the intricate landscapes of mergers and acquisitions and stands out for her enthusiasm, dedication and insight which extends across various sectors, with an emphasis on catering to the intricate needs of pharmacy and healthcare clients.

    Mariah has acted on a variety of commercial transactions with deal values of up to $40M+ and provides ongoing legal advice to businesses that range from small enterprises to international retailers.

    Beyond her professional commitments, you will usually find Mariah exploring new restaurants and bars with family and friends.

  • Nikola Radovic

    Nikola Radovic

    Associate

    Nikola Radovic

    Principals

    Nikola Radovic

    Associate

    BIOGRAPHY

    Nikola is an Associate in the Corporate and Commercial team, offering a general and comprehensive skill set spanning across mergers & acquisitions, commercial disputes, intellectual property, employment law, and general contractual matters.

    Nikola boasts a versatile and comprehensive skill set that encompasses various facets of legal practice. His expertise extends across mergers and acquisitions, where he navigates the complexities of corporate transactions with precision and acumen.

    Nikola brings together a range of skills to navigate various legal challenges. Whether it’s working on mergers and acquisitions, resolving commercial disputes, protecting intellectual property, managing employment disputes and issues, or handling general contracts, Nikola strives to provide comprehensive solutions. Nikola aims to provide clients with practical and well-rounded legal support in the diverse aspects of their business dealings.

    Beyond the confines of the office, Nikola finds solace in activities such as weightlifting, boxing, and strumming a few tunes on the guitar.

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