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Brent W. Delaney

Special Counsel
Fax +61.2.9513.2399
Mr. Delaney is a corporate and transactional lawyer with a focus on complex transactions that span M&A, buy-outs, distressed or restructuring transactions and private equity/venture capital fund establishment deals for a range of clients. In addition to his expertise in traditional private M&A transactions, Mr. Delaney has extensive public M&A experience and regularly acts on scheme of arrangement and takeover transactions.

Professional Background

Prior to joining K&L Gates, Mr Delaney practiced in an Australian national law firm. Prior to this Mr Delaney was the corporate development manager of a technology company based in Singapore and also practiced in the M&A team of an international law firm.


  • Presidential Commendation for services to Timor Leste (for volunteer work).
  • Advising ASX listed Hunter Hall International Limited in its reverse merger with fund manager, Pengana to create a merged company with funds under management exceeding AUD3 billion.
  • Advising the Board of Hunter Hall International Limited in relation to the hostile takeover bids by Washington H. Soul Pattinson and Company Limited and Pinnacle Investment Management Group Limited.
  • Advising ASX listed Homeloans Limited on its merger by way of scheme of arrangement with Resimac Limited to create a home loans solutions provider with a AUD13 billion loan book.
  • Advising CSIRO, Australia's chief publically funded science and research body, on the establishment of its AUD200m CSIRO Innovation Fund.
  • Advising Alceon Group, a leading investment and advisory firm, on its off-market takeover bid for Australian womenswear retailer Noni B Limited.
  • Advising Noni B Limited on its acquisition of Pretty Girl Fashion Group from Consolidated Press Holdings, including an accelerated non-renounceable rights issue to fund the cash component of the purchase price, which resulted in Noni B becoming one of the largest specialty apparel retailers in Australia.
  • Advising Keystone Group on its acquisition of Pacific Restaurant Group Ltd, an unlisted public company, by way of off-market takeover bid, including AUD88 million in structured debt funding from KKR and Olympus Capital.
  • Advising Pybar and Diversified Minerals on their acquisition of Unity Mining Limited, a listed mining company, by scheme of arrangement.
  • Advising Jones Lang LaSalle Australia on its acquisition of Five D Holdings and on its acquisition of Propell National Valuers.
  • Advising Moelis Australia Asset Management on its AUD20m investment in Mort & Co Ltd.
  • Advising Tank Stream Ventures, an early stage venture capital limited partnership, on numerous investment transactions, including its participation in a AUD30m funding round in Firefly Systems Inc, a US-based rocket manufacturer.
  • Advising Moelis Australia Private Investment Fund in relation to the A$3 million capital raising by Sparesbox Pty Ltd by way of a Convertible Notes issue.
  • Advising Mazars, an international accounting firm, on its entry into the Australian market by way of merger with Duncan Dovico, an Australian national accounting firm.