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Isaac West advises listed and unlisted clients in M&A and capital raisings in a broad range of industries.

Isaac recently acted for the Queensland Investment Corporation (QIC) on its debt and equity investment and participation on behalf of the State of Queensland in the recapitalization and acquisition out of administration of Australia's second largest airline, Virgin Australia, by Bain Capital (Mergermarket's M&A Deal of the Year for 2020). He also advised QIC on its cornerstone investment in the initial public offering (IPO) of Dalrymple Bay Infrastructure Limited.

Isaac has extensive experience in resources and agribusiness, having advised ASX-listed Coronado Global Resources on its $700 million acquisition of the Curragh coal mine from Wesfarmers and Sheffield Resources on the $130 million disposal of a joint venture interest in the Thunderbird Mineral Sands Project. He has advised on numerous agribusiness acquisitions for AAM Investment Group across South Australia, New South Wales, Queensland, and the Northern Territory.

Prior to joining Jones Day in 2017, Isaac advised QIC on its acquisition of a controlling interest in The North Australia Pastoral Company (NAPCO), which manages 5.8 million hectares and approximately 180,000 head of cattle across Queensland and the Northern Territory, and also advised the New Zealand Superannuation Fund on its first Australian farm investment into seedstock producer Palgrove. He joined the Firm with a strong track record in resources, having acted for the Queensland Gas Company during its $5.2 billion on-market takeover, ERM Power on its $100 million IPO and listing on ASX, and PanAust Limited in its $358 million capital raising.


  • Intelligent Monitoring Group acquires Adeva Home SolutionsJones Day is advising Intelligent Monitoring Group Ltd. in the acquisition by subsidiary Mammoth Security Pty Ltd of 100% of Adeva Home Solutions Pty Ltd.
  • Chevron acquires 25 fuel retailing sites in South AustraliaJones Day advised Chevron on its agreement to acquire 25 fuel retailing sites in South Australia from Viva Energy.
  • Flottec sold to Nalco WaterJones Day represented Flottec, LLC, a company focused on the development of advanced flotation technology and the supply of flotation reagents and mineral processing chemicals, in connection with its sale to Nalco Company LLC, an Illinois-based supplier of water, energy and air improvement solutions and services for industrial markets and Ecolab Inc. company.
  • 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.
  • Intelligent Monitoring Group acquires ADT security businessJones Day advised ASX-listed Intelligent Monitoring Group Ltd on its A$45 million acquisition of the ADT security monitoring business in Australia and New Zealand (through the acquisition of Tyco Australia Group Pty Ltd) and the associated A$80 million acquisition finance facility and A$17 million equity raising undertaken by accelerated entitlement offer and a top-up placement.
  • 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.
  • DIC acquires photoresist polymers manufacturer PCAS CanadaJones Day advised DIC Corporation, a Japanese chemicals group operating globally in over 60 countries, in connection with its acquisition of Quebec-based PCAS Canada Inc., a company that manufactures and sells polymers used in photoresists for semiconductor photolithography, from PCAS S.A., a French company.
  • Morgans Corporate Limited completes AU$37 million institutional placement by MoneyMe LimitedJones Day advised Morgans Corporate Limited, as lead manager and underwriter, in connection with an AU$37 million institutional placement of Ordinary Shares by ASX-listed MoneyMe Limited.
  • Citigroup Global Markets and Scotiabank-led syndicate purchases 117,049,735 CBFIs in global offering by FIBRA PrologisJones Day represented Citigroup Global Markets Inc. and Scotia Capital (USA) Inc., as representatives of the several initial purchasers, as U.S. securities counsel in connection with the global offering by FIBRA Prologis of 117,049,735 real estate trust certificates (certificados bursátiles fiduciarios inmobiliarios, or “CBFIs”).
  • Anteris Technologies raises capital through private placementJones Day advised Anteris Technologies Ltd. on a private placement to various sophisticated and professional investors in Australia and the United States to raise AU$35 million, together with attaching options with an aggregate face value of AU$42 million.
  • Allkem sells Borax ArgentinaJones Day advised Allkem Limited in the sale of Borax Argentina to Golden Wattle Springs Pty Ltd.
  • LGIAsuper acquires Suncorp’s superannuation businessJones Day advised LGIAsuper in the $45 million acquisition of Suncorp’s superannuation business, through the acquisition of Suncorp Portfolio Services Limited (SPSL).
  • Portt sold to Advanced Business Software and Solutions LimitedJones Day advised the shareholders of Portt on its acquisition by Advanced Business Software and Solutions Limited.
  • Hornblower Group acquires Journey BeyondJones Day advised Hornblower Group, Inc. in its acquisition of Australia's leading experiential travel group, Journey Beyond.
  • Koch Equity Development acquires Transaction Network ServicesJones Day advised Koch Equity Development LLC, the acquisition and investment subsidiary of Koch Industries, Inc., in the acquisition of Transaction Network Services, Inc. (TNS) from affiliates of Siris Capital Group, LLC and TNS' other minority equity holders.
  • Coronado Global Resources completes US$550 million in combined financingJones Day represented Coronado Global Resources Inc., in connection with (i) an offering of US$350 million aggregate principal amount of 10.750% Senior Secured Notes due 2026, (ii) a secured asset-based revolving credit agreement in an initial aggregate principal amount of US$100 million, and (iii) an offering of US$100 million aggregate principal amount of shares of its Common Stock in the form of CHESS Depositary Interests, which are listed on the Australian Stock Exchange.
  • Bentley Systems acquires E7Jones Day advised Bentley Systems, Incorporated on its acquisition of E7 Pty Ltd, a Brisbane, Australia-based leader in field-based construction delivery software for heavy civil construction.
  • Anteris Technologies issues A$20 million funding package provided by Mercer Street Global Opportunity FundJones Day advised Anteris Technologies Ltd., a structural heart company focused on developing innovative and durable health solutions through better science and better design, on a A$20 million funding package provided by Mercer Street Global Opportunity Fund, LLC, comprising of A$1 million placement of Ordinary Shares, A$1.5 million worth of Convertible Notes (with a further $1 million worth of Convertible Notes subject to shareholder approval) and a A$16.5 million discretionary drawdown facility.
  • CVC Emerging Companies Fund invests in Studiosity Pty LimitedJones Day advised the CVC Emerging Companies Fund on its minority investment, with Online Education Services Pty Ltd (a subsidiary of SEEK Limited), in Studiosity Pty Limited, an online education service.
  • Sheffield Resources forms joint venture with Yansteel on Thunderbird Mineral Sands ProjectJones Day advised Sheffield Resources Limited (Sheffield) (ASX: SFX) on the formation of a joint venture with Yansteel on the Thunderbird Mineral Sands Project.
  • The following represents experience acquired prior to joining Jones Day.

    Acted for ASX-listed Diversa Limited on its acquisition by OneVue Holdings Limited by scheme of arrangement.

    Acted for One Key Resources on its sale to U.K.-based global workplace solutions provider Fircroft.

    Acted for Mackay Sugar Limited, Isis Central Sugar Milling Company Limited, and Bundaberg Sugar Limited on their attempted restructuring of Queensland Sugar Limited by amending the constitution of that company and seeking associated court declarations.

    Acted for Mackay Sugar Limited on a variety of corporate and commercial matters over many years, including toll crushing arrangements with MSF Limited, cane supply agreements, the effects of "Grower Choice" legislation, the acquisition of the Mossman sugar mill, and a joint venture with Black River Asset Management.

    Acted for ASX-listed Cardno Limited on its proportional takeover by Crescent Capital Partners.

    Acted for Proterra Investment Partners (previously Black River Asset Management) on a number of acquisitions and establishment of investment vehicles and joint venture arrangements in various subsidiaries.

    Acted for ASX-listed Mitchell Services Limited on multiple capital raisings and asset acquisitions from Tom Browne Drilling Services and Nitro Drilling (both in receivership).

    Acted for New South Wales Sugar Milling Co-operative on various commercial matters including the sale (in receivership) of cogeneration plants jointly owned with Delta Electricity and the merger of its NSW sugar's milling operations with Manildra Group.

    Acted for ASX-listed Silver Chef Limited on amendments to its corporate bond terms and multiple capital raisings, including its recent accelerated nonrenounceable entitlement offer to raise $30 million.

    Acted for ASX-listed Data #3 Limited on its acquisitions of Discovery Technology and Business Aspect Group.

    Acted for NASDAQ-listed Pool Corporation on its entry into the Australian market through the acquisition of Pool Systems.

    Acted for Queensland Gas Company (QGC) on its takeovers of Roma Petroleum NL & Sunshine Gas Company and its subsequent $5.2 billion takeover by British Gas.

    Acted for ASX-listed Ausenco Limited on its underwritten accelerated rights issue.

    Acted for ERM Power Limited on its initial public offering and ASX listing.

    Acted for ASX-listed New Hope Corporation Limited on its off-market takeover of Bridgeport Energy Limited.

    Acted for graphite explorer Opirus Minerals on its acquisition by ASX-listed Lamboo Resources Limited.

    Acted for ASX-listed Senex Energy Limited in relation to its $155 million capital raising and $76 million takeover of Stuart Petroleum Limited.

    Acted for ASX-listed PanAust Limited on its $358 million capital raising and joint venture arrangements for the Inca de Oro project in Chile.

    Acted for Pure Metals Limited on its acquisition of a 40 percent interest in the Hawsons Iron Ore Project (a joint venture with Carpentaria Exploration Limited).

    Acted for Texas, U.S.-based Maverick Drilling and Exploration Limited on its initial public offering and ASX listing.

    Acted for Morgans Corporate Limited as underwriter to various capital raisings.

    Acted for National Australia Bank and the Queensland Rural Adjustment Authority and a number of project participants in relation to carbon projects carried out under the Carbon Farming Initiative.