Kidder Williams provides Advisory services to a range of corporate
clients, including private and publicly listed companies based in
Australia and overseas.
- Capital Raising
- Mergers & Acquisitions
INITIAL PUBLIC OFFERINGS
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
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.
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:
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
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
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.
Team members advised Nufarm limited on their $225m Capital Note
Issue using a Prospectus registered in Australia and New Zealand.
MERGERS & ACQUISISTIONS
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.