Jacqueline C.Smith (Jacquie)

Associate

Sydney + 61.2.8272.0713

Jacquie Smith's practice focuses on M&A, private equity, corporate governance, and general corporate and commercial law. She has advised domestic and international clients on a broad range of commercial and corporate matters, including business acquisitions and disposals, initial public offerings (IPOs), corporate restructurings, foreign investment laws, and general corporate governance.

Jacquie has advised clients in many different industry sectors, including energy and resources, financial services, IT, and health care. She also regularly advises companies and directors on their corporate governance and compliance obligations under the Australian Corporations Act.

Experience

  • GetSwift completes re-domicile to Canada’s NEO ExchangeJones Day acted as Australian legal advisor to GetSwift Limited in its "top hat" scheme of arrangement to create a new Canadian holding company and re-domicile from Australia to Canada, resulting in its delisting from ASX and a new listing on the NEO Exchange in Toronto.
  • ReadyTech Holdings to acquire Open OfficeJones Day is advising ReadyTech Holdings Limited in its proposed acquisition of leading software provider, Open Office and McGirr (collectively Open Office), which services the government and justice sector, from Pentagon Holdco Pty Ltd.
  • Ai-Media completes A$65.5 million IPO on ASXJones Day advised Access Innovation Holdings Limited, a global provider of technology-driven live and recorded captioning, transcription and translation services, in connection with its A$65.5 million initial public offering on ASX.
  • PRP Diagnostic Imaging and PRP Group Investments sold to Crescent Capital PartnersJones Day advised PRP Diagnostic Imaging (PRP) and PRP Group Investments (PRPG) on the sale of PRP to private equity fund Crescent Capital Partners (Crescent).
  • Rising Point Capital acquires Conco HoldingsJones Day advised Rising Point Capital, LLC in its acquisition of Conco Holdings, a provider of low-pressure, mechanical heat exchanger tube cleaning and non-destructive testing services.
  • True Capital invests £26 million in Soulfresh GroupJones Day represented True Capital Limited in connection with their £26 million investment in the Soulfresh Group, a food and beverage group headquartered in Melbourne, Australia providing a range of produce with a health and sustainability focus including fermented beverages and plant-based food and drinks.
  • KPMG Australia acquires Ferrier HodgsonJones Day advised KPMG Australia in its acquisition of Ferrier Hodgson, a leading independent restructuring, turnaround and insolvency firm in Australia.
  • KKR completes investment in OneStream SoftwareJones Day advised Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P. in connection with its affiliated funds' investment in OneStream Software LLC, a leading provider of cloud or on-premise Corporate Performance Management solutions for mid-sized to large enterprises, in a transaction that values the privately held company at more than US$1 billion.
  • Former CEO defends Australian corporate regulator claimJones Day is acting for the former CEO of a metals and mining company in defending proceedings brought by the corporate regulator, the Australian Securities and Investments Commission ("ASIC"), in the Federal Court of Australia.
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