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 Jeremy  Lanzer

About Jeremy

Jeremy Lanzer practises in commercial and corporate law, with a particular focus on mergers and acquisitions, listed public companies and equity capital raisings.

Jeremy Lanzer is ‘technically skilled and commercially insightful’, a ‘highly responsive’ source of ‘clear, succinct advice’ and valued as an ‘astute, sensible and practical adviser’.

Client quotes, Chambers Asia Pacific

He acts for a range of public and private clients in Australia and overseas across various industry sectors, including technology and internet, retail, property development and construction, and pharmaceuticals and biotechnology.

After graduating with a Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Laws from The University of Melbourne, Jeremy joined Arnold Bloch Leibler as an articled clerk in 2008 and was appointed a senior associate in 2012.

Jeremy was first ranked by Chambers Asia Pacific in 2015 as an ‘associate to watch’ in Corporate/M&A, having been identified by several sources as a technically skilled and commercially insightful senior associate who provides “accurate advice highly responsively”. In 2016, Jeremy was again ranked by Chambers Asia Pacific  for Corporate/M&A, with sources valuing him as an “astute, sensible and practical adviser”. In 2017, Chambers Asia Pacific ranked Jeremy as the only ‘associate to watch’ in Corporate/M&A throughout Australia, with Jeremy attracting praise for his “clear, succinct advice” and flexible engagement with client requirements.

In 2017 Jeremy was selected by his peers for inclusion in the Best Lawyers® International  list for Australia for his work in Equity Capital Markets Law.

Jeremy was also recognised in Legal Media Group’s Rising Stars 2015 Expert Guides publication for Corporate/M&A in Australia, and again in Rising Stars 2016 Expert Guides publication for Corporate/M&A/Private Equity.

Jeremy was selected as a finalist for ‘Senior Associate of the Year’ and is a member of the corporate and commercial group that won ‘Transaction Team of the Year’ at the 2015 Lawyers Weekly Australian Law Awards.

Jeremy is currently undertaking a Master of Business Administration (MBA) at Melbourne Business School.

Practice focus

Jeremy’s practice focuses on the following areas:
  • listed public companies;
  • public takeovers and mergers;
  • public and private capital raisings, including initial public offerings;
  • private business acquisitions, disposals and joint ventures; and
  • general commercial and corporate advice.

Experience

Jeremy has acted in a range of matters, including:

  • Thorney Technologies: in relation to the recapitalisation of ASX-listed shell Australian Renewable Fuels and relisting on ASX as a tech investment fund;
  • Executive Channel Network: in relation to the $68.5 million sale of its Australian business to ASX listed oOh!media;
  • carsales.com Limited: in relation to:
    • its acquisition of a 50.1 per cent interest in Stratton Finance, an innovative vehicle finance business, for $60.1 million;
    • its, and Stratton Finance’s, investment in peer-to-peer lender RateSetter;
    • its acquisition of 49.9 per cent of the online assets of SK Encar, South Korea’s leading automotive trading business, for KRW 117.5 billion;
    • its acquisition of a 30 per cent interest in WebMotors SA, the number one automotive website in Brazil, for R$180 million, and strategic partnership with Banco Santander, which will retain a 70 per cent stake in the WebMotors business; and
    • its $800 million IPO and listing on ASX;
  • Icon Co: in relation to:
    • its sale of a majority stake to one of Japan’s largest builders, Kajima Corporation’ and its expansion into New South Wales; and
    • various real estate development joint ventures;
  • Clinuvel Pharmaceuticals: in relation to its successful defence of an unsolicited takeover proposal from NASDAQ-listed Retrophin, Inc.;

  • IPAR Rehabilitation: in relation to its 70 per cent sale to global private equity firm, Riverside Partners;

  • Nine Entertainment on behalf of the senior lenders – including US hedge funds Apollo Global Management and Oaktree Capital Group: in relation to the restructure of Nine Entertainment by way of scheme of arrangement, resulting in the senior and mezzanine debt of $3.4 billion being exchanged for a cash payment and all of the equity in the media group;
  • Eye Investment Fund: in the application to the Takeovers Panel by Magnum Hunter Resources Corporation in relation to Ambassador Oil and Gas Limited;
  • Voyager Travel: in relation its sale to UK-based international travel company ATP Instone;
  • Seek Limited: in relation to:
    • its $330 million sale of its 50 per cent interest in IDP Education Limited;
    • its joint venture in on-line learning with Swinburne University of Technology;
    • its $206 million acquisition of a 60 per cent stake in Jobs DB; and
    • the $100 million placement and subsequent share purchase plan and top-up offer;
  • Premier Investments: in relation to its $900 million takeover of Just Group;
  • Ekornes ASA, a listed Norwegian company: in relation to its acquisition of furniture production company International Mobel Group for NOK 550 million;
  • Slater & Gordon: in relation to:
    • its approximately $65 million capital raising involving an institutional placement and share purchase plan to fund its continued growth in the UK legal market, including the purchase of three leading UK personal injury litigation firms; and
    • its $40 million capital raising via share purchase plan to fund partially its acquisition of Trilby Misso Lawyers;
  • Grenda in relation to the sale by the Grenda family of its bus and coach operating businesses to privately owned Melbourne bus operator Ventura.
  • Buxton Group: in relation to:
    • its acquisition of the Rylands of Brighton retirement village business from FKP Property Group; and
    • the original sale of the Rylands of Brighton business to Stockland Corporation Limited;
  • Catchoftheday and Scoopon: in relation to the sale of a minority stake to an investment consortium – including New York-based Tiger Global Management, James Packer’s Consolidated Press Holdings and Andrew Bassat, co-founder and CEO of SEEK – valuing the group at $200 million;
  • Kidspot.com.au: in relation to the acquisition by News Limited of 100 per cent of Kidspot;
  • Taverners Group: in relation to its successful takeover of ASX-listed investment company Astra Capital;
  • Viento Group: in relation to its defence of the proposed off-market takeover by Mariner Corporation;
  • SMART: in relation to its sale to global advertising agency McCann Erickson;
  • Nufarm Limited: in relation to:
    • its $900 million syndicated bank facility;
    • the $611 million strategic investment by Sumitomo Chemical Company;
    • the defence of the proposed scheme of arrangement by Chinese state-owned company, Sinochem Corporation; and
    • several multi-million dollar institutional placements and retail capital raisings; and
  • BRB Modular: in relation to the $56.5 million sale of BRB Modular to Fleetwood Corporation.

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