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Marcus Berghouse

Marcus Berghouse


Marcus Berghouse

Marcus Berghouse specialises in M&A, with a particular focus on private equity, private market transactions, joint ventures and strategic alliances, corporate restructures, foreign investment and commercial contracting.

Marcus advises on domestic and cross-border transactions, acting for financial sponsors and multinationals across a range of sectors, including hospitality, resources, technology and general industrials.

  • ProTen Limited on it’s A$350 million acquisition by First State Super
  • Macquarie Capital on its acquisition of a 50% stake in environmental monitoring solutions business, EMS B&K, from Spectris plc
  • Ferrier Hodgson on its receivership sale of the Keystone Group’s 17 hospitality venues
  • South32 Limited on its unsuccessful US$200 million acquisition of Peabody Energy’s (NYSE: BTU) Metropolitan Mine
  • Yancoal Australia Limited on a number of matters, including:
    • its US$2.45 billion acquisition of Coal & Allied from Rio Tinto
    • its issue of US$950 million secured bonds and associated corporate restructure
  • Furla S.P.A, an Italian handbags and accessories specialist, on the acquisition of its Australian distribution network from existing distributor, Luxury Retail Group
  • Eclipx Group Limited on it’s A$67 million acquisition of Right2Drive Pty Ltd
  • Evolution Mining on it’s A$300 million acquisition of La Mancha’s Australian assets 
  • The Boston Consulting Group on a number of matters, including:
    • its acquisition of a strategic minority stake in TSG Consulting
    • its acquisition of S&C consulting
  • BHP Billiton Limited on it’s A$14 billion demerger of South32 

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Career and qualifications

  • University of New South Wales (Juris Doctor) 2012
  • Admitted as a solicitor in New South Wales 2013
  • Joined Clifford Chance 2018

Professional bodies

  • Member of Law Society of New South Wales