Amit Jois Partner

Meet Amit

Amit is an Australian and US qualified M&A and corporate advisory specialist.

Amit regularly advises major companies and investors on significant and strategic public takeovers and schemes of arrangement, private acquisitions and disposals (including competitive sales processes), restructures, strategic alliances and joint ventures.

Amit has extensive industrials sector experience with particular focus on the energy and fuels, transport and logistics and food and agribusiness industries.

Experience

General

PEXA

Advised a consortium comprising Link Group, Commonwealth Bank of Australia and Morgan Stanley Infrastructure on its successful A$1.6 billion bid for PEXA.

Westpac

Advised on the sale of its Pacific Island banking operations to Bank of South Pacific.

Computer Sciences Corporation

Advised on its A$428 million acquisition of UXC by way of a scheme of arrangement.

Kina Securities

Advised on its PGK 350 million acquisition of Maybank's PNG banking business, initial public offering and dual listing on ASX and POMSoX.

Just Eat

Advised on its A$855 million acquisition of Menulog.

Cromwell Property Group

Advised Bank of America Merrill Lynch as arranger and underwriter of a €150 million convertible bond issue by Cromwell Property Group.

CBS

Advised on the Australian corporate law aspects of the worldwide reorganisation of its media business.

Equifax

Advised on its A$2.5 billion acquisition of Veda by way of a scheme of arrangement.

Ferrovial

Advised on its A$813 million takeover of Broadspectrum.

Energy, fuels & logistics

Caltex

Advised on its proposed acquisition of the Woolworths retail fuels business, its NZ$340 million acquisition of Gull Petroleum and its A$95 million acquisition of the Milemaker Petroleum business.

Deutsche Bank

Advised on its special situations investment in Paladin Energy.

Alinta Energy

Advised on the implementation of complex management equity incentive arrangements.

Downer EDI

Advised on the restructuring of its power generation joint venture arrangements with Mitsubishi Hitachi.

LINX Cargo Care Group

Advised on its successful bid to operate the Enfield Intermodal Terminal.

Asciano

Advised the consortium led by Global Infrastructure Partners and Canada Pension Plan Investment Board on the acquisition of Asciano for cash consideration of A$9.05 billion by way of a scheme of arrangement.

Food & agribusiness

AgriWebb

Advised on its capital raising involving Wheatsheaf Group and the acquisition of UK-based FarmWizard.

Caltex

Advised on the implementation of its retail convenience strategy including its acquisition of the Nashi food and beverage business.

Canada Pension Plan Investment Board

Advised on its acquisition of a US$2.5 billion stake in Glencore's agricultural assets.

DuPont

Advised on the Australian corporate law aspects of its merger of equals with Dow involving the spin-out of three publicly traded companies, and DuPont Pioneer on the divestment of its Australian seeds production and distribution business.

JBS

Advised on its A$1.5 billion acquisition of the Primo smallgoods business.

Van Diemen’s Land

Advised a consortium of funds on its proposed acquisition of Van Diemen's Land, one of Australia's largest dairy processors.

Cargill

Advised on various strategic corporate issues including in relation to its joint venture interests.

GrainCorp

Advised the largest individual shareholder in GrainCorp on defence strategies in connection with the proposed A$3.4 billion takeover by Archer Daniels Midland.

Bright Food

Advised on the acquisition and development of agricultural supply chain infrastructure in Australia.

Elders

Advised on the restructuring and divestment of over 50 forestry managed investment schemes and on the sale of its 50% interest in SmartFibre, a joint venture with Forest Enterprises Australia.

AWB

Advised on the structuring and development of commodity-based structured products.

Career & qualifications

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Laws, Monash University
  • Bachelor of Software Engineering, Monash University

Memberships

  • Law Society of New South Wales
  • New York State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association

International experience

  • Admitted to practice in New York

News

External publications

  • A greater yield: Attracting investment into Australian agribusiness – Co-author of a report on investment opportunities in Australia’s agriculture sector published by Mergermarket.