IsaacWest

Partner

Brisbane + 61.7.3085.7070

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.

Esperienze

  • 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.
  • LGIAsuper acquires Suncorp’s superannuation businessJones Day is advising LGIAsuper in the $45 million acquisition of Suncorp’s superannuation business, through the acquisition of Suncorp Portfolio Services Limited (SPSL).
  • 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.
  • Verbrec acquires Energy Infrastructure ManagementJones Day advised Verbrec Ltd (formally known as LogiCamms) in its acquisition of Energy Infrastructure Management for just over AU$10 million.
  • Five9 acquires Inference Technologies GroupJones Day advised Five9, Inc. in its acquisition of Inference Technologies Group, Inc., a leading global provider of Intelligent Virtual Agents for sales and service organizations.
  • Eildon Capital acquires Eildon Funds Management Limited from CVC LimitedJones Day advised Eildon Capital Limited in its acquisition of Eildon Funds Management Limited from CVC Limited to internalize its investment management function to form an integrated real estate investment and funds management business.
  • QIC invests A$200 million in restructuring of Virgin AustraliaJones Day advised the Queensland Investment Corporation (QIC) on its A$200 million combined debt and equity investment and participation in the A$3.5 billion recapitalization and acquisition out of administration of Australia's second largest airline, Virgin Australia, by Bain Capital.
  • QIC takes AUD$128.47 million cornerstone stake in AUD$1.286 billion IPO of Dalrymple Bay Coal TerminalJones Day advised QIC Ltd in connection with its cornerstone investment in the proposed AUD$1.286 billion initial public offering on the Australian Securities Exchange of Dalrymple Bay Infrastructure Limited (DBI), the owner of the Dalrymple Bay Coal Terminal (DBCT) in Queensland, Australia, which is the world’s largest metallurgical coal export terminal.
  • Sheffield Resources completes A$12.9 million placement of Ordinary Shares by YansteelJones Day advised Sheffield Resources Limited (ASX: SFX) (Sheffield), a mineral sands-focused explorer and developer headquartered in Perth, Western Australia, in connection with a placement of shares to YGH Australia Investment Pty Ltd (Yansteel) for A$12.9 million.
  • GARDA Capital internalization proposal from GARDA Diversified Property FundJones Day advised the GARDA Capital Group, which entered into a scheme implementation deed with the GARDA Diversified Property Fund (the "Fund") pursuant to which the Fund internalized its current external management functions and created a new diversified property group.
  • Almoiz Group makes offer to acquire ICSMJones Day is advising international sugar producer Almoiz Group on its proposal to acquire up to a 54% interest in Isis Central Sugar Mill Co Ltd ("ICSM").
  • Silver Chef to be acquired by private equity firm Next CapitalJones Day is advising ASX-listed hospitality equipment financier Silver Chef Limited on its acquisition by a consortium of investors under the leadership of private equity firm Next Capital.
  • UPL acquires Arysta LifeScience from Platform Specialty Products Corporation for $4.2 billionJones Day advised UPL Limited ("UPL"), a leading global generic agrochemical company based in India, in connection with its subsidiary, UPL Corporation Limited’s, US$4.2 billion acquisition and related $3 billion term financing of Arysta Lifescience Inc. (“Arysta”), a global provider of crop protection solutions, including bio-solutions and seed treatment, from NYSE listed Platform Specialty Products Corporation (“Platform”).
  • AAM Investment Group acquires Legune StationJones Day has advised Queensland, Australia-based asset manager AAM Investment Group ("AAM") on the acquisition of Legune Station, a circa 280,000-hectare property in Australia's Northern Territory for circa A$62 million (US$44.5 million).
  • AAM Investment Group acquires softwood sawmill and businessJones Day has advised Queensland, Australia-based asset manager AAM Investment Group on its acquisition of Allied Timber Products' purpose-built softwood sawmill and business in New South Wales, Australia.
  • Coronado Coal acquires Curragh coal mine in central Queensland, Australia, from Wesfarmers Limited for A$700 million (US$539 million)Jones Day advised Coronado Coal LLC in the acquisition of the Curragh coal mine in central Queensland, Australia, from Wesfarmers Limited for A$700 million (US$530 million).
  • 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.