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Jamie Palmer

Partner

Sydney

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Jamie Palmer

Partner

Sydney

Practice head Jamie Palmer attracts high praise from clients, one of whom characterises him as an "exceptional lawyer who offers strong technical skills and measured, commercial advice" while others cite his "skill in negotiating or completing contracts" and ability to "get on well with all parties in a complex and testing deal." Private Equity, Chambers & Partners, Australia, 2019

Jamie specialises in mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and corporate restructurings. He has advises private equity clients, infrastructure and pension funds, high net worth families and multinational corporations. He has experience across a wide range of sectors including health care, renewables and industrials.

Chambers & Partners 2022 guide cites client feedback on Jamie as a “truly amazing, very commercial and strategic operator” set apart by his combination of “a brilliant mind with fast responses” with a flair for “making everything easy to understand”.

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Experience highlights

Office

Sydney

Allen & Overy
Level 25, 85 Castlereagh Street
Sydney
NSW 2000

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Qualifications

Professional

Admitted as a solicitor, New South Wales, Australia, 2005

Academic

Bachelor of Laws (Hons), University of Sydney, 2004

Bachelor of Arts, University of Sydney (2002)

Other noteworthy experience

Advising:

  • Crescent Capital on the AUD700 million sale of Nucleus Networks to Blackstone.
  • Verlinvest on its Series A funding of Who Gives A Crap.
  • Palisade on its acquisition of Snowtown II windfarm from Tilt for in excess of $1 billion.
  • Palisade on the acquisition of the remaining 50% of Port of Portland from Hastings.
  • Crescent Capital Partners on its acquisition of a 75% stake in PRP Radiology Group from doctor shareholders and financial investors. The deal valued PRP at A440 million on an enterprise value basis.
  • The shareholders in Jaybro on the AUD170 million sale of the company to CHAMP Private Equity.
  • The shareholders in Secure Parking on the AUD 227 million sale of a majority interest in their businesses in Australia, Singapore and Malaysia to Park24, together with the entry into put and call option arrangements with Park24 for their remaining stake. Subsequently advised the shareholders on their exit from those businesses pursuant to the exercise of an option.
  • Chow Tai Fook Enterprises on its AUD4.2 billion acquisition of Alinta.
  • Unitas Capital in relation to the AUD130 million investment in Exego (owner of the Repco business) by Genuine Parts Company and associated put and call arrangements. Subsequently advised Unitas on its exit from the business pursuant to the exercise of an option in a transaction valuing the company at approximately AUD1.2 billion.
  • Pentair in relation to the sale of its Asia Pacific pipes business to Crescent Capital; the sale of its construction business to Monadelphous; the sale of its waste water treatment plant operations business to Trility; and he sale of its Water Dynamics business to Questas.
  • innogy on its acquisition of the 348MW Limondale Sun Farm from Overland Solar.

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