Courtney J.Dixon

Of Counsel

Melbourne + 61.3.9101.6823

Courtney Dixon focuses his practice on public company takeovers and schemes of arrangement, with considerable experience advising on complex and significant transactions. He combines technical legal capability with a commercial approach to structuring and executing transactions.

Courtney has led deals across many industries, particularly the energy and resources, financial services, gambling, media, real estate, technology, and general industrials sectors. He frequently advises Australia-inbound acquirers, including pension and other investment funds, and accordingly has deep experience in the application of Australia's foreign investment (FIRB) laws.

Courtney's practice also includes private company M&A, with recent experience including advising Hornblower Group on its proposed acquisition of Journey Beyond from Quadrant Private Equity, IBM on its acquisition of SXiQ, and NYSE-listed Horizon Global Corporation on the divestment of its Australian and Asia-Pacific division to Pacific Equity Partners.

Courtney also advises on minority equity investments and associated shareholding arrangements, capital markets, and general corporate advisory matters. In addition, he has assisted companies, boards, and investors on numerous restructuring and recapitalization transactions and on other forms of distressed situations.

Prior to joining Jones Day in 2018, Courtney practiced at a leading international law firm, where he was involved in high-profile transactions in the Australian market, including Tabcorp's combination with Tatts Group, the takeover of David Jones by Woolworths Holdings by way of scheme of arrangement, and BHP Billiton's demerger of South32.

In 2016, Courtney was seconded to the Australian Securities Exchange, where he assisted in executing ASX's investment into, and strategic partnership with, blockchain developer Digital Asset Holdings.


  • A-Cap Energy merges with Lotus ResourcesJones Day advised A-Cap Energy Limited in its merger with ASX-listed Lotus Resources Limited via schemes of arrangement.
  • Eildon Capital Group subject of unsolicited takeover offerJones Day advised ASX-listed Eildon Capital Group on its defense of an unsolicited takeover bid from Samuel Terry Asset Management.
  • Riverside sells Modern Hire to HireVueJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the sale of portfolio company Modern Hire, the all-in-one enterprise hiring platform that enables organizations to continuously improve hiring experiences and outcomes with trusted science and technology, to HireVue, a global leader in video interviewing, assessments, and text-enabled recruiting tools.
  • Mirae Asset and Global X ETFs acquire ETF Securities AustraliaJones Day advised Mirae Asset Global Investments Co., Ltd. and Global X ETFs in the acquisition of ETF Securities, Australia’s pioneering independent ETF provider.
  • Riverside sells Bohemia Interactive Simulations to BAE SystemsJones Day advised The Riverside Company in the sale of Bohemia Interactive Simulations (Bohemia) to BAE Systems, one of the world’s largest defense contractors.
  • Hornblower Group acquires Journey BeyondJones Day advised Hornblower Group, Inc. in its acquisition of Australia's leading experiential travel group, Journey Beyond.
  • IBM acquires EnviziJones Day advised IBM in the acquisition of Envizi, a leading data and analytics software provider for environmental performance management.
  • IBM acquires SXiQJones Day advised IBM in the acquisition of SXiQ, an Australian digital transformation services company specializing in cloud applications, cloud platforms and cloud cybersecurity.
  • Centuria merges with Primewest combining two leading real estate platformsJones Day advised Centuria Capital Group (Centuria), a leading multi-sector real estate funds management business, on its merger-of-equals with the Primewest Group (Primewest), an ASX-listed real estate funds management businesses, with assets across a range of listed, unlisted, and private funds.
  • OMERS completes US$490 million acquisition of shares in ESR Cayman LimitedJones Day advised OMERS Administration Corporation, the pension plan for Ontario's municipal employees, in connection with its US$490 million acquisition of Equity Shares in Hong Kong listed ESR Cayman Limited ("ESR"), a leading pan-Asia logistics real estate platform, from an affiliate of Warburg Pincus.
  • Horizon Global sells Asia-Pacific Business segment to Pacific Equity Partners for AU$340 million (US$233 million)Jones Day advised Horizon Global Corporation (NYSE: HZN), one of the world's leading manufacturers of branded towing, trailering, cargo management, and related accessories, on the AU$340 million (US$233 million) sale of its Australian and Asia-Pacific division to Pacific Equity Partners.
  • 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.
  • The following represents selected transactional experience acquired prior to joining Jones Day.

    Advised Tabcorp Holdings on its recommended combination with Tatts Group by scheme of arrangement.

    Advised Seven West Media on its acquisition of The Sunday Times from News Corp.

    Advised McAleese Group on its strategic process and proposed recapitalization.

    Advised ASX Limited (as secondee) on its investment into and strategic partnership with block chain developer Digital Asset Holdings.

    Advised IVE Group on its initial public offering on the ASX.

    Advised Veda Group on aspects of its acquisition by Equifax Inc. by scheme of arrangement.

    Advised BHP Billiton on aspects of its demerger of South32.

    Advised David Jones on its acquisition by Woolworths Holdings by scheme of arrangement.

    Advised Fairfax Media: on its merger of its radio network business with Macquarie Radio Network and on the sale of its 96FM radio station to APN News & Media.

    Advised Wesfarmers on the sale of its Australian and New Zealand insurance underwriting business to IAG.