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Mark Currell

Mark Currell


Mark Currell

Mark Currell is an experienced corporate lawyer advising on all aspects of corporate transactions, mergers and acquisitions, and joint ventures. He has a particular focus on private equity, special situations, distressed debt, corporate restructuring and private M&A transactions.

He advises both domestic and international sponsors and other funds on M&A and investment transactions in a range of sectors, including energy and resources, infrastructure, healthcare, financial, education and technology.

  • EQT in connection with the sale of I-MED Radiology Network to Permira for A$1.3 billion
  • Macquarie Capital in connection with its acquisition of a 50% stake in environmental monitoring solutions (EMS) business, EMS B&K, from Spectris plc (LSE: SXS) 
  • KKR on its acquisition of a Bank of Scotland International’s A$350 million non-performing Australian commercial loan portfolio
  • Blackstone on its A$2 billion acquisition of GE’s real estate portfolio
  • CHAMP Private Equity on the dual track sale of Ooh Media
  • Pepper Homeloans on its structured acquisition of A$5 billion of residential loans from General Electric
  • Element Financial in its acquisition of GE’s A$2 billion Australian and NZ vehicle and equipment leasing business
  • Allegro Private Equity on its acquisition of the Pizza Hut Australia business from Yum! Brands
  • CHAMP Private Equity on the dual track sale of Ooh Media

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Career and qualifications

  • University of Bristol (LLB) 1996
  • Admitted as a solicitor in England & Wales 2000
  • Admitted as a solicitor in New South Wales 2004
  • Financial Services Institute of Australasia (Master in Applied Finance & Investment) 2007
  • Joined Clifford Chance as a partner May 2018

Professional bodies

  • Law Society of England & Wales
  • NSW Law Society
  • Member of the Turnaround Management Association

Awards and citations

  • Private Equity
    Best Lawyers Australia 2021
  • Corporate
    Best Lawyers Australia 2021
  • Listed on Australia's Best Lawyers 2019 for Corporate and for M&A