The 2019 edition of Norton Rose Fulbright's Takeovers in Australia guide explores the opportunities and issues affecting regulated M&A in Australia today.

Author John Elliott covers:

  • basic Australian takeovers concepts and thresholds
  • the approaches available for acquirers, including on-market and off-market takeover bids and schemes of arrangements
  • alternative structures
  • competition issues, and
  • foreign investment regulations, which have been the subject of recent reforms.

Australian takeovers legislation applies to takeovers of companies or other bodies corporate which are registered in Australia and are either listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) or certain other Australian markets, or have at least 50 shareholders. The takeovers law also applies to all listed Australian-registered managed investment schemes.

We hope you find our Takeovers in Australia publication useful. For further information about this topic, please contact the authors or one of the other members of our Public M&A team (below).

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