Clare Brown Partner

Meet Clare

Clare specialises in corporate and public securities law, with a particular focus on equity capital markets.

She has experience in cross-border and domestic corporate transactions including advising on equity and hybrid security fundraisings, regulated and private M&A, business sales and acquisitions, restructures, securities regulatory and ASX compliance issues, ESOPs and other general corporate matters.

She regularly acts for companies and investors in the healthcare and biotechnology sector, as well as the technology industry more broadly.

Experience

Capital markets

Visioneering Technologies, Inc.

Advised on its A$33.3 million IPO and ASX listing in March 2017.

AirXpanders, Inc.

Advised on its A$36.5 million IPO and ASX listing in 2015 and its follow-on capital raisings in 2016 and 2017.

Osprey Medical, Inc.

Advised on its private placement of CDIs and Security Purchase Plan in 2016.

ImpediMed Limited

Advised on A$75 million placement and Share Purchase Plan in 2016.

TrailStone Group

Advised on its investment in ASX-listed Southern Cross Goldfields in November 2014.

BSA Limited

Advised on its underwritten entitlement offer in 2014.

Venture capital

Cardiac Dimensions

Advised on its bridge financing in 2017.

Juniper Networks

Advised on its investment in OneConfig in 2016.

MH Carnegie

Advised on its investment in Renew Medical in 2016.

Freestyle

Advised on its investment in RangeMe and related redomicile in 2015.

Arboretum Ventures

Advised on its investment in Cardiac Dimensions in 2014.

Novo A/S

Advised on its Series C investment in Spinifex Pharmaceuticals and Spinifex’s related redomicile in 2014.

Mergers, acquisitions and restructures

Blackmores Limited

Advised on infant formula joint venture with Bega Cheese in 2016.

EnGeneIC Limited

Advised on redomicile to Bermuda via scheme of arrangement in 2015.

Calera Capital

Acted as Australian counsel on acquisition of Transaction Services Group in 2015.

Archer Capital

Advised on acquisition of the LCR Group in 2014.

Unitrends Software

Advised on acquisition of Yuruware in 2014.

Microsoft

Acted as Australian counsel on the acquisition of Nokia Australia 2014.

ESOPs

2XU

Advised on implementation of its management incentive plan.

RM Williams

Advised on implementation of its management incentive plan.

Various ASX-listed companies (Blackmores Limited, AirXpanders, Inc., Visioneering Technologies, Inc. and ImpediMed Limited)

Advice on equity incentive plans.

Career & qualifications

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Laws, University of Wollongong
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Wollongong

Memberships

  • Law Society of New South Wales
  • Law Society of South Australia

International experience

  • Clare has significant experience advising US clients doing business in Australia and Australian clients doing business in the US, including having acted for a number of US med-tech companies on their proposed Australian IPOs and ASX-listings.

 

 

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