Mergers and Acquisitions

SWS Lawyers provides specialist merger and acquisition services for mid-market and SME companies and businesses.

How we can help

  • Structuring
  • Due diligence
  • Private equity investment and exit
  • Merger clearance (ACCC) advice


The core team members of the SWS Lawyers ‘corporate and commercial group’ have worked together since 2003. Our services extend from mergers and acquisitions, restructure and capital raising (for public and private company clients), to contract and consumer law advice, intellectual property commercialisation and protection, competition law advice and structuring and succession planning for family corporate groups.

Our team has advised on some of the largest M&As and capital raising deals undertaken in the Hunter Valley of New South Wales. We are called on by clients throughout Australia, as well as inbound enterprises and investors, wanting genuine specialist and cost effective mid-market M&A and capital raising advice. We work on transactions for the SME market segment and we routinely advise on deal values of between $10m and $200m. We know our markets. We invest in understanding our clients and their businesses. We aim to help business owners achieve their goals in an efficient and cost-effective manner.

Our team advises on a wide range of restructure, operational and commercial transactions. We advise on corporate and contractual structuring. We review, draft and negotiate documents for our clients. We also assist business owners, family groups, directors and other stakeholders with contract and statutory compliance matters by providing pragmatic and timely corporate law and governance advice.

Our clients include multinational corporations, entrepreneurs, high net worth individuals, family businesses, professional service providers, small to medium enterprises and private equity funds. We work collaboratively with other professional advisors and have strong connections with a range of banking, accounting and advisory firms. Our clients hire an individual to do their legal work. All of our lawyers are supported by a team of other specialist lawyers and professional staff and our approach yields legally precise and commercially focused results for our clients.

Their approach is always professional and delivered at a standard comparable to a capital city law firm. It is the clear strategic direction that has always impressed me about the SWS team.

-Director, Top 10 Australian Accounting Firm

We believe their ability to combine first rate legal expertise, commercial judgement and strong negotiating skills is rare amongst lawyers and provides us with a real competitive advantage in corporate transactions. We use SWS because of their ability, not their post code.

-Robert Radcliffe-Smith, Advent

The combination of rare legal expertise, commercial judgement and strong negotiating skills is rare amongst lawyers and provides us with a real competitive advantage in corporate transactions.

-Paul Valaire, Addcar

SWS has assisted with advice on securing and exercising complex property and commercial contractual rights and assisting with protracted contractual management and implementation. We value legal experts who can offer pragmatic and commercial legal solutions for our complicated matters. SWS Lawyers has consistently met these criteria.

-Leading AU/NZ Logistics Company

The team at SWS Lawyers have already showcased their professionalism, commitment, positive can-do attitude and insight into our needs and have a clear understanding of the disability sector.

-Garry West-Bail, Deaf Sports Australia

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