Kidder Williams provides Advisory services to a range of corporate clients, including private and publicly listed companies based in Australia and overseas.

- Advisory

- IPO's

- Capital Raising

- Mergers & Acquisitions


Wellcom (ASX Code: WLL)

Market Capitalisation: $40 million at IPO

Wellcom is a full service pre-media and print production services company providing pre-media, digital asset management and speciality print solutions to advertising agencies and corporate entities including some of Australia's leading retailers. Wellcom has grown to become a significant provider of services to the printing industry with nearly 200 staff and offices in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Adelaide.

Tassal Group (ASX Code: TGR)

Market Capitalisation: $41 million at IPO

Tassal Group is Australia’s leading producer of Atlantic salmon and Atlantic salmon products. It has an annual harvest of more than 7,500 tonnes, which is sold into both the domestic and export markets. The company’s product range includes fresh fish, and a variety of value-added products, such as cutlets, smoked fish, and caviar. In addition to Atlantic salmon, Tassal Group also grows, processes and markets a significant quantity of ocean trout, which provides it with species diversification. The company has fully integrated operations that include a hatchery, marine sites, value-adding facilities and sales and marketing.

Medical Developments International (ASX Code: MVP)

Market Capitalisation: $15 million at IPO

MDI is an established and profitable pharmaceutical and medical equipment business. The company’s pharmaceutical operations are based around an analgesic agent, which is used for pain relief, while its medical equipment operations are focused on the design and distribution of a range of products for the asthma management, oxygen delivery and anaesthetics fields.

MDI’s pharmaceutical business manufactures the pain relief drug, along with the Penthrox Inhaler device used for its administration, at its plant based in Melbourne. This bundled product is widely used by ambulance services in Australia for pre-hospital or emergency pain relief, as well as other emergency services, the Australian defence forces and first aid in remote areas (such as mining sites, ski fields). MDI’s future growth strategy revolves around growing domestic and export sales of the Penthrox Inhaler device.

Access Providers (ASX Code: APV)

Market Capitalisation: $12 million

Access Providers Ltd is an Australian licensed telecommunications carrier. The Company has an established wireless Broadband network in metropolitan Melbourne, on which it delivers mainly Broadband data communications and Internet services. The Company’s network enables customers to almost instantaneously exchange high volumes of data internally, or with other businesses and organisations or the Internet.
With funds raised from its recent IPO, Access Providers plans to expand its network into other Australian capital city and metropolitan markets but with near term plans to enter the Brisbane and Gold Coast markets.



Forest Enterprises Australia

The Kidder Williams team advised Forest Enterprises Australia (ASX Code: FEA) on a $4.6m share placement conducted in January 2004. The placement helped to finance growth opportunities for FEA; and to add Institutions to the share register.

We were appointed corporate advisors to FEA to assist with the implementation of FEA’s general growth strategy.

Nufarm Limited

Team members advised Nufarm limited on their $225m Capital Note Issue using a Prospectus registered in Australia and New Zealand.



We have extensive experience in Mergers and Acquisitions and privatisations. It has industry experience in giving advice to companies in the Agriculture, Food, and Beverage sectors.

Recent transactions that the Kidder Williams team have been involved in include advising:

Asia Pacific Breweries on its takeover offer for DB Breweries
(circa NZD 500 million);

Pivot Limited on its merger with Incitec Limited
(circa AUD 800 billion); and

Nufarm Limited on the acquisition of Crop Care Australasia Limited from Orica Limited
(circa AUD 75 million)

GMC on its acquisition of Triton power tools.

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