Amelia J.Berczelly

Associate

Sydney + 61.2.8272.0520

Amelia Berczelly has more than 10 years' experience acting on a range of complex corporate transactions and securities law matters, with a particular focus on public company takeovers, schemes of arrangement, corporate restructures, and strategic joint ventures.

Amelia's representative transactions include the acquisition of Pepper Group by KKR by scheme of arrangement, Lowe's Companies' exit from its home improvement joint venture with Woolworths, Mitsubishi Corporation's joint bid with Rio Tinto for Coal & Allied Industries (valued at A$10.8 billion), and Virgin Australia's demerger of its international and domestic airline operations by way of in-specie dividend. She also regularly assists U.S., Japanese, and other foreign clients undertake strategic acquisitions and investments in Australia.

Amelia is experienced in advising listed companies and boards in relation to ASX compliance and corporate governance issues, including directors' duties, continuous disclosure and other listing rule matters, insider trading regulation, shareholder engagement, and general company secretarial matters.

Amelia's experience prior to joining Jones Day in 2015 includes working at a leading international law firm in Australia.

Experience

  • GetSwift announces plan to re-domicile to Canada’s NEO ExchangeJones Day acted as Australian legal advisor to GetSwift Limited in its proposed re-domicile from Australia to Canada, resulting in a new listing on the NEO Exchange in Toronto.
  • Pepper Group to sell Pepper European Servicing to Link Group for €165 millionJones Day is advising Pepper Group Limited, a leading diversified global consumer finance business, in connection with its sale of Pepper European Servicing (PES) to Link Group.
  • Centuria Capital acquires 50% voting interest and 63.06% economic interest in Centuria HeathleyJones Day advised Centuria Capital Limited on the acquisition by its wholly-owned subsidiary, Centuria Platform Investments Pty Ltd, of a 50% voting interest and 63.06% economic interest in Heathley Limited's property funds management platform, forming a specialist healthcare funds manager, Centuria Heathley.
  • USG acquired by Gebr. Knauf for $7 billionJones Day advised USG Corporation in the acquisition by Gebr. Knauf KG ("Knauf") of all of the outstanding shares of USG in a transaction valued at $7 billion.
  • Centuria Industrial REIT (CIP) unsuccessful takeover proposal from PropertylinkJones Day advised Centuria Industrial REIT (CIP) in the attempted A$755 million ($548.3 million) unsolicited indicative and non-binding proposal from Propertylink Group to acquire all of the units in Centuria Industrial REIT by way of an agreed off-market takeover offer.
  • Pepper Group acquired by KKR in A$675.9 million scheme of arrangementJones Day advised Pepper Group Limited ("Pepper") on the acquisition of a controlling interest in Pepper by way of scheme of arrangement by an affiliate of KKR, a leading global investment firm.
  • Lowe's exits from Masters Home Improvement joint venture with Woolworths in AustraliaJones Day provided strategic advice and assisted Lowe's Companies, Inc. with various aspects of its exit from a joint venture with Woolworths Limited, with respect to the Masters hardware and home improvement retail business established by the joint venture in Australia and New Zealand.
  • Newell Brands sells Pure Fishing to Sycamore Partners for $1.3 billionJones Day advised Newell Brands Inc. in the sale of its Pure Fishing business to Sycamore Partners for approximately $1.3 billion in cash.
  • EagleTree Capital portfolio company acquires HotelsWorldJones Day represented EagleTree Capital in connection with the acquisition by portfolio company Northstar Travel Group, a leading provider of business-to-business information, content, events, data, research, custom content, and software dedicated to the global travel and meeting industries, of HotelsWorld, a suite of industry events for senior hotel executives in the Australia and New Zealand region.
  • Total sells Atotech to The Carlyle Group for $3.2 billionJones Day advised Total in the $3.2 billion sale of specialty chemical affiliate Atotech B.V., a global manufacturer of high technology plating solutions, to The Carlyle Group.
  • Key management advised on sale by KKR of its interest in GenesisCare to China Resources Group and Macquarie CapitalJones Day advised Key management, including Dan Collins (CEO) and David Vaux (Chairman), in connection with the sale by KKR & Co. of its interest in GenesisCare Limited, a healthcare provider, to China Resources Group and Macquarie Capital, including advising on options relating to the CEO and Chairman's current shareholdings in the company and a new management equity plan for the CEO and Chairman.
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