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John Williamson-Noble Mergers & Acquisitions


• Alinta: the $2.7 billion lender led de-leveraging solution.


His practice also extends to capital markets work. He led the Qantas float and at Gilbert + Tobin he has continued his capital markets work and has acted on over 30 IPOs and capital raisings for companies and managed funds with a value of over $5 billion. John has also advised a number of private equity


funds ranging from KKR, who he has advised on the Brambles Australia acquisition, the Cleanaway sale and the RAMS bid to a number of domestic funds and management teams. John's publications include The Float Guide, The


John is a partner in Australian law firm, Gilbert + Tobin’s Corporate Advisory group and has been with the firm since 1995. John has advised on many of Australia's high


profile transactions. He has been recognised as a leading lawyer in corporate governance, capital markets, in mergers and acquisitions and in private equity in a range of industry guides. He has advised on transactions which were, at the time: • Australia’s largest successful merger – the merger of Westpac and St. George Bank


• Australia’s largest private equity deal – KKR’s acquisition of Brambles Australia


• Australia’s largest float – the IPO of Qantas. He regularly advises on mergers and acquisition transactions, private equity deals and capital markets issues. He also regularly advises on corporate governance issues. Recent transactions include: •Westpac: the A$47 billion merger of Westpac with St George Bank


• NSW Government: the privatisation of the State Lotteries


•GrainCorp: the proposed $2 billion merger with AWB Ltd


Contact:


John Williamson-Noble Partner


Gilbert + Tobin


Tel: +61 2 9263 4030 Fax: +61 2 9263 4111


Email: JWilliamson-Noble@gtlaw.com.au fi MONTHLY MARCH 2011 43


Company Directors Checklist, The Company Secretary Checklist (for both Listed and Proprietary Companies), The Corporate Governance Implementation Plan and The Institute of Company Directors module on Board Performance. He is also Joint Editor of the International Bar Association's Global M+A Guide. John is former Chair of the Corporate and M+A Committee of the International Bar Association (the world’s leading organisation of international lawyers) and a member of the investment committee of the private equity fund, Crescent Capital Partners. He was also listed in IFLR 1000 2010 edition as a leading lawyer in the area of mergers and acquisitions. In 2010 John was listed in Best Lawyers as a leading lawyer in Equity Capital Markets, Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity.


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