find the latest legal job
Inhouse Legal Counsel -18 months-4 PAE - Real Estate Investment Company
Category: Banking and Finance Law | Location: Melbourne CBD & Inner Suburbs Melbourne VIC
· In brand new prestigious CBD offices
View details
Senior Associate - Competition, Policy & Regulatory
Category: Other | Location: Sydney CBD, Inner West & Eastern Suburbs Sydney NSW
· Work with a well regarded Partner · Sydney CBD
View details
Commercial Litigation Senior Associate
Category: Litigation and Dispute Resolution | Location: Sydney CBD, Inner West & Eastern Suburbs Sydney NSW
· Lawyers Weekly Australia Partner of the Year 2016, Insolvency
View details
MULTIPLEX Regional Legal Counsel (Vic) | 7 to 10 years + PQE
Category: Generalists - In House | Location: Melbourne CBD & Inner Suburbs Melbourne VIC
· Career defining in-house role · Tier One international contractor
View details
Junior Lawyer - Personal Injury Law
Category: Personal Injury Law | Location: Parramatta & Western Suburbs Sydney NSW
· Highly specialized practice · Challenging role with great opportunities
View details
Tophat arrangement creates new-look life sciences group

Tophat arrangement creates new-look life sciences group


Two entities in the QBiotics Group have merged under a new parent company.

Firm: Thomson Geer (QBiotics Limited and EcoBiotics Limited)

Deal: QBiotics Limited and EcoBiotics Limited merged under new holding company QBiotics Group Limited.

Value: $130 million

Area: M&A

Key players: The Thomson Geer Brisbane team advising QBiotics Limited and QBiotics Group Limited was led by partners Roberta Bozzoli (pictured) and Philip Byrnes.

The firm’s Sydney team advising EcoBiotics Limited was led by partners Dan Kramer and Ebru Davidson.

Deal significance: The QBiotics Group undertook a $130 million merger, using two schemes of arrangement to top hat existing companies QBiotics Limited and EcoBiotics Limited under the new holding company QBiotics Group Limited.

The merger brings together QBiotics’ pharmaceutical product development and marketing capabilities and EcoBiotics’ expertise in discovery and early-stage development of new bioactive compounds.

The merger was intended to enable QBiotics Group to become a leading life sciences company, according to a statement from Thomson Geer.

The firm advised all parties in the deal working on QBiotics and EcoBiotics’ respective schemes of arrangement.

Thomson Geer said 2017 was the first year in which two schemes were simultaneously proposed to top hat two companies, rather than one scheme to top hat a company group.

"It was a privilege to work with our longstanding client, QBiotics, on this significant step in their continued growth," said Thomson Geer partner Roberta Bozzoli.

"EcoBiotics and QBiotics have complementary skills and capabilities, so combining the two has all the ingredients for a highly successful new entity.

"We look forward to witnessing the continued growth and development of this leading Australian life sciences company."

Pictured: Thomson Geer partner Roberta Bozzoli

Like this story? Read more:

QLS condemns actions of disgraced lawyer as ‘stain on the profession’

NSW proposes big justice reforms to target risk of reoffending

The legal budget breakdown 2017

Tophat arrangement creates new-look life sciences group
lawyersweekly logo
Promoted content
Recommended by Spike Native Network
more from lawyers weekly
Animal law moots, advocacy, Melbourne University, Australia and New Zealand Intervarsity Moot on Animal Law
Sep 25 2017
Moot unleashes animal advocacy
Melbourne has played host to one of the largest animal law moots, with student participants put th...
Sep 25 2017
Transgender teens should not need legal approval for hormone treatment, court hears
A transgender 17-year-old known as Kelvin has appealed in the Family Court against the requirement o...
Appointed, Victorian Legal Services Commissioner
Sep 25 2017
NFP CEO appointed Victorian Legal Services Commissioner
The CEO of a Victorian not-for profit pro bono legal services provider has been named as the state...
Allens managing partner Richard Spurio, image courtesy Allens' website
Jun 21 2017
Promo season at Allens
A group of lawyers at Allens have received promotions across its PNG and Australian offices. ...
May 11 2017
Partner exits for in-house role
A Victorian lawyer has left the partnership of a national firm to start a new gig with state governm...
Esteban Gomez
May 11 2017
National firm recruits ‘major asset’
A national law firm has announced it has appointed a new corporate partner who brings over 15 years'...
Nicole Rich
May 16 2017
Access to justice for young transgender Australians
Reform is looming for the process that young transgender Australians and their families must current...
Geoff Roberson
May 11 2017
The lighter side of the law: when law and comedy collide
On the face of it, there doesn’t seem to be much that is amusing about the law, writes Geoff Rober...
May 10 2017
Advocate’s immunity – without fear or without favour but not both
On 29 March 2017, the High Court handed down its decision in David Kendirjian v Eugene Lepore & ...