Hall & Wilcox help Moelis Australia sail away with Armada


A Hall & Wilcox team (led by Corporate and commercial section head, John Hutchinson, and including Chris Brown (Partner), Caroline Raw (Senior Associate), and Max Chung and Rebecca Schot-Guppy (Lawyers)) has provided legal support to Moelis Australia in its acquisition of real estate funds manager, Armada Funds Management. The transaction completed on 1 June for consideration valued at A$29.5 million (comprising A$9.8m cash and shares in Moelis Australia).

This is the first acquisition by Moelis Australia since its recent ASX listing and IPO. Moelis Australia operates a financial services business across the corporate advisory, equities and asset management segments and will add approximately A$800 million in assets under management across ten unlisted Armada funds, resulting in total AUM in excess of $2 billion across a diverse range of asset classes. Armada’s two founders and principals will take up senior leadership roles in the combined Moelis Armada Real Estate Asset Management business.

Commenting on Hall & Wilcox's involvement, John Hutchinson said: "Obviously we are delighted to work with the Moelis Australia team. The quality of assets and expertise acquired, in the form of Armada, will add to Moelis Australia's undoubted existing bench-strength in real estate asset management. Our involvement showcases our capability as corporate real estate and funds lawyers and our ability to work collaboratively, quickly and effectively with sophisticated, motivated clients.


Melinda Woledge

Melinda Woledge

Marketing & Communications Manager

Melinda is the Marketing & Communications Manager. She is responsible for the external and internal communication strategy.

You might be also interested in...

Thinking | 8 Jun 2017

Hall & Wilcox expands Newcastle presence as Harris Wheeler comes on board

Hall & Wilcox, a leading national independent business law firm, will boost its New South Wales presence by merging with highly regarded Newcastle firm, Harris Wheeler Lawyers, from 1 July 2017. Harris Wheeler Lawyers is a boutique commercial law firm established in 1892. Harris Wheeler is a leading provider of legal services to the business […]

Thinking | 16 Jun 2017

Hall & Wilcox partners with Local Government Professionals Australia NSW

Hall & Wilcox is pleased to announce a Corporate Partnership with Local Government Professionals Australia, NSW (LG Professionals, NSW) to provide a range of legal support and networking opportunities for its members. LG Professionals Australia represents the interests of local government professionals, senior managers and emerging leaders across Australia, supporting programs and facilitating connections between […]