Hall & Wilcox has advised McKenzie Group Consulting Pty Ltd in acquiring specific assets from Hendry Group Pty Ltd (Administrators Appointed). These assets relate to Hendry Group’s Essential Safety Measures and Building Surveying divisions.
In operation for over 35 years and backed by global leader in testing, inspection and certification, Bureau Veritas, McKenzie Group is one of Australia’s largest building surveying, accessibility and compliance management consultancy firms.
Effective from 1 December 2023, the deal not only saw McKenzie Group expand its business into new geographic locations and new market sectors, but also ensured the continued employment of a significant number of Hendry Group employees.
Led by Partner Nicole Tumiati and supported by Partners Scott Butler and David Catanese, as well as Lawyers Daniel Shizas and Brooke Lynskey, the cross-practice Hall & Wilcox team assisted with M&A, insolvency and employment law aspects of the transaction.
Partner Nicole Tumiati said, ‘We’re pleased to assist McKenzie Group with this strategic acquisition. This transaction firmly establishes McKenzie Group as the leading provider of building compliance services in the Australian building and construction industry.’
McKenzie Group Executive Director Stephen Natilli said, ‘Nicole Tumiati and the team at Hall & Wilcox were instrumental in enabling this deal to be completed with a relatively short program, giving some of the staff and client contracts at Hendry a new home with the McKenzie Group business.’
Hall & Wilcox is a leading independent law firm. We have more than 1000 people, including 130+ partners, working across eight offices. We build partnerships with and service corporate, public sector and private clients, both Australian-based and international. Our Mergers & Acquisitions team is widely recognised for its in-depth awareness and appreciation of the value drivers and range of issues arising out of M&A transactions.
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