Firms: Arnold Bloch Leibler (Catapult Group International); Greenwich Legal (joint lead managers)
Deal: Catapult Group IPO
Value: $66 million
Area: Capital markets
Key Players: ABL’s team was led by Melbourne-based partner Michael Dodge (pictured), with support from senior associate Jason van Grieken. “Catapult’s story bears testimony to the strength of Australia’s technological innovation,” said Dodge. “The company can now look forward to the next exciting phase in its evolution as a leading player in global sports analytics.” Sydney M&A and capital markets boutique Greenwich Legal advised the joint lead managers – Baillieu Holst and Bell Potter – with Greenwich Legal director Tim Turton leading his firm’s team. Greenwich Legal was founded in 2007 by Michael Greig, former head of the capital markets group at Allens
Deal Significance: The Catapult Group lays claim to having invented GPS tracking for team sports. Its clients include AFL premier Hawthorn, NRL premier South Sydney, the Dallas Cowboys and the Australian women’s football team. Catapult’s share price has slightly increased since listing in December.