Listed construction companies advised on merger

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Listed construction companies advised on merger

Listed construction companies, merger

ASX-listed construction companies Global Construction Services and SRG have agreed to terms for a merger between equals to create a new entity.

Firm: Ashurst (Global Construction Services Limited); Herbert Smith Freehills (SRG Limited).

Deal: GCS and SRG have agreed to merge to create a new entity, SRG Global Limited, pursuant to which GCS will acquire 100 per cent of the issued capital of SRG.

Value: $320 million (approximate figure).

Area: Corporate, regulated M&A.

Key players: The Ashurst team was led by corporate transactions partners Antonella Pacitti and Roger Davies.


Deal significance: Speaking about the deal, GCS managing director Enzo Gullotti said the merger makes “complete sense” when one looks at the separate businesses side by side.

“In our discussions with SRG, there was clear alignment across strategy and culture,” he explained.

“We are very confident that the merger will create a strong group that will not only benefit our clients, but provide a superior return to shareholders.”

“We believe this is a case where one plus one equals three,” he said.

SRG managing director David Macgeorge added that he was very excited by what this merger means for both businesses going forward, noting that it provides a much stronger combined offering and greater scale.

“This significantly enhances our ability to partner with our key clients over the full lifecycle of an asset,” he said.

“Our goal now is to maximise the strength of the combined group to deliver growth across the business and continue the journey to becoming a leading global specialist engineering, construction and maintenance group.”

Jerome Doraisamy

Jerome Doraisamy

Jerome Doraisamy is a senior writer for Lawyers Weekly and Wellness Daily. He is also the author of The Wellness Doctrines book series, an admitted solicitor in NSW, an adjunct lecturer at The University of Western Australia and is a board director of Minds Count.

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