Firm: McCullough Robertson (Royal Automobile Club of Queensland Ltd)
Deal: QT Mutual Bank (QTMB) has finalised its merger with the Royal Automobile Club of Queensland Ltd (RACQ).
Key players: McCullough Robertson partner Jim Peterson led the team advising RACQ. Senior associate Ben Wood assisted.
RACQ’s merger with QTMB finalised in November. A statement issued by McCullough Robertson, the firm advising motoring body RACQ on deal, said the agreement would “provide Queenslanders with a new member-owned force in banking”.
According to lead partner Jim Peterson, the transaction was a significant deal for Queensland. He noted that it was unique for a mutual bank to be acquired by non-financial institution.
“This is a world-first, highly complex and game-changing deal for two member-based organisations,” Mr Peterson said.
“McCullough Robertson was delighted to advise RACQ on this potentially transformative transaction.”