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HSF advises on Star acquisition

HSF advises on Star acquisition

Herbert Smith Freehills has advised Blue Star Group Australia, jointly owned by Wolseley Private Equity and Caxton, on its acquisition of print assets from the GEON Group.

Firms: HSF (Blue Star Group Australia)

Deal: Acquisition of GEON assets

Area: M&A

Value: Undisclosed

Key players: HSF Partner Peter Dunne (pictured) led the acquisition team, supported by Jessica Selby, John Blake and Jennifer Lam. Brisbane partners Peter Smith and Leyton Cronk also provided advice on the acquisition.

Partner Hayley Neilson and Nicholas Carney led the HSF finance team. The employment team was led by Michael Gonski.

Deal significance: The transaction, which was completed on 13 March, involved the acquisition by Blue Star Group Australia of certain assets of GEON, which is presently under receivership.

Dunne said: “Having recently advised Wolseley and Caxton on the acquisition of the Blue Star business, it was great to implement a follow-on acquisition so quickly after the first transaction.”

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