Firms: Thomsons Lawyers (McPherson's Limited), Chapman Tripp (Opus)
Deal: Landmark demerger, reverse takeover and new listing on ASX
Value: $80 to $100 million (market capitalisation of merged printing group)
Key players: Sydney partner David Zwi led the Thomsons corporate team together with senior associate Marc Wyld, associate Helen Jin and lawyer Bernardo Wood.
Deal significance: The demerger and reverse takeover will enable McPherson's to focus on its core consumer products business. The newly-created merged printing business will benefit from synergies between the McPherson's and Opus printing businesses.