Corporate Law | Merger & Acquisitions

When it comes to Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), everyone has a unique way of conducting business. Regardless of your position, buyer or seller, we take the time to understand your needs and what’s required from the other party for a positive outcome. Over the years, we’ve assisted countless clients in navigating the tricky M&A process.

What we do

We do deals – successful deals with an appreciation of both the risk and rewards. We understand that there’s more to M&A than just the deal – pre-deal work such as risk analysis, structure and due diligence. Then after the deal, implementing the separation, future planning and, where necessary, mitigating or resolving disputes.

How can Baybridge help me?

Our Mergers & Acquisitions expertise and services include the following:

Why choose Baybridge?

We work with our clients on large scale, complex transactions assisting them with achieving their commercial goals in an efficient manner.

We assist with negotiations and various transactions including joint ventures, sales and purchases, and consolidations. Our extensive experience allows us to provide advice on corporate restructures, due diligence and risk management programs including director’s duties.

Our objective is to work with brokers, agents, stakeholders and financiers in achieving their goal in an efficient and co-operative manner. We work hard to deliver these outcomes without over complicating the transaction and keep the parties’ interests in mind.

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Purchase of Rent Rolls

We understand that selling a property management portfolio can be difficult and time-consuming. Understanding the unique intricacies of acquiring a significant asset ensures that the process goes as smoothly as possible; we work with you to guide you through each step. We manage the process from assisting with negotiating the agreement, drafting the purchase contract, and managing the settlement process. Our involvement ensures you are in safe hands, allowing you to focus on managing and growing your business, as well as your new portfolio of clients.

Succession Planning

Real Estate Agencies are unlike any other business, and planning the next stage for your agency requires careful analysis and consideration. Although sometimes emotional, succession planning is a vital part of business planning. We are here to guide and support you through this transition with advice on the best succession plan for you and your team. Once the right plan is in place, we assist with Shareholder Agreements, Buy Back Agreements, and other contracts you may need.

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are answers to some of the questions we hear most often. If you’ve got a question that isn’t covered, hit us up and we’ll be happy to help.
Due diligence in M&A involves disclosing crucial and confidential information by sellers to potential bidders. This procedure guarantees that all parties evaluate all pertinent information, such as the company’s existing operations, future prospects, and any risk.
A clause in the sale contract that stipulates that the seller will earn additional payments based on the future performance of the business.
When a company turns one of its parts, divisions, or subsidiaries into a separate, independent company, issuing shares to its current shareholders.
A merger is where two companies agree to become one. They could retain one of the company names or change to something new. An acquisition is a transaction where Company A purchases Company B

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Christian Bird

Special Counsel | Commercial

Christian Bird brings real world experience to his role as a senior franchising and general commercial lawyer. Christian understands the commercial challenges faced by franchisors having watched his father successfully found and grow a national franchise system that has been in operation for over 30 years. As a result, he is uniquely placed to assist franchising clients with the myriad of legal challenges they face. Christian has experience working with franchisors across Australia and internationally in a range of industries.