Mergers & Acquisitions

Schweizer Kobras acts for both Australian and overseas clients in connection with mergers, acquisitions, sales, purchases and joint ventures across a wide range of industries. Many of our clients are local small and medium sized enterprises. We also act for several German, Swiss and Austrian manufacturing companies, particularly in regard to acquiring Australian distribution operations either through joint ventures with their Australian distributors or agents, or outright acquisitions of distribution businesses.

Schweizer Kobras provides advice on acquisition strategy, pre-transaction structuring and due diligence. We also assist in negotiations and the preparation and review of appropriate sale documentation and completion of merger and acquisition transactions. We advise clients in relation to all post-acquisition arrangements such as the introduction and implementation of group policies and procedures and identifying sources of professional expertise such as recruitment, banking and accounting service providers.

In the context of such transactions, we regularly prepare or review:

  • Due Diligence Reviews and Reports
  • Share Sale Agreements
  • Business and Asset Sale Agreements
  • Restraints of Trade for exiting owners and key personnel
  • Executive Service Agreements
  • Management Agreements for continuing key personnel
  • Employment Agreements for all levels of employees
  • Consultancy Agreements
  • Supply Agreements
  • Licence Agreements
  • Manufacturing Agreements
  • Agency and Distribution Agreements