Firms: Baker & McKenzie (GMC), Minter Ellison (SMEC)
Deal: Professional consultancy services company GMC Global Pty Ltd sells GMC to SMEC Holdings Limited (SMEC).
Key players: The Baker & McKenzie team was led by corporate partner Richard Lustig and associate Narelle Thomas. The team worked closely with corporate adviser Eaton Square and accounting firm KPMG on the transaction.
Deal significance: Lustig said the combination of these two companies will enable SMEC to diversify into the resources industry and enter new geographical markets in North and South America. With over 170 personnel, GMC has operations in Australia, Canada, Chile, Singapore and the USA.