Nirangjan Nagarajah

Partner, Melbourne



Nirangjan Nagarajah is a partner in the Mergers & Acquisitions practice group, based in Melbourne.

Nirangjan has significant experience on complex corporate transactions including listed company takeovers and schemes of arrangement, as well as big ticket private M&A transactions, in particular via competitive auction processes.

Nirangjan advises major investment funds, private equity, superannuation funds, as well as listed companies on a wide range of commercial transactions including secondary market sales in the infrastructure and energy sectors.

Nirangjan has previously worked at the Australian Takeovers Panel and in the corporate finance division of the Australian Securities & Investments Commission (ASIC).

Bars and Courts
Supreme Court of Victoria
High Court of Australia
Macquarie University
Bachelor of Commerce
Macquarie University


MidOcean Energy (an EIG portfolio company) on its proposed A$18.2 billion acquisition of ASX listed Origin Energy by way of scheme of arrangement, in consortium with Brookfield (ongoing).

Brookfield on its proposed A$9 billion acquisition of ASX listed AGL Energy Limited, in consortium with Grok Ventures.

Brookfield on its A$1.1 billion sale of the Port of Geelong to Spirit Super and Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners.

Igneo Infrastructure Partners on multiple successful M&A transactions in renewable energy, including acquisitions from John Laing, BlackRock, Macquarie and InfraRed to form one of Australia’s largest operational renewable energy platforms.

Vast Solar on its entry into a business combination agreement with Nabors Energy Transition Corp, the combined entity to be named Vast and is expected to be listed on the New York Stock Exchange

Brookfield on its acquisition of Genesee & Wyoming Inc. and the subsequent divestment of the Australian business (now called One Rail) to a consortium led by Macquarie Asset Management and PGGM.

Brookfield on their role in the consortium comprising Brookfield, The Morrison & Co Infrastructure Partnership, and the Commonwealth Superannuation Corporation to acquire 100% of Uniti Group Limited by A$3.6 billion scheme of arrangement..

FRV on the sale of 49 per cent of FRV Australia to Canadian pension fund OMERS Infrastructure.

Ingeo/First Sentier Investors on its successful acquisition of John Laing’s portfolio of Australian renewables assets.

Hertz Australia on its navigation of the global Hertz Chapter 11 insolvency process.

Recently advised an Australian sponsor on their proposed SPAC IPO (tech industry, potential targets in APAC region).

The selling shareholders and founders of Unified Healthcare Group (UHG), the operator of a leading healthcare technology platform, medEbridge, on the sale of UHG to MedHealth, an Australian provider of healthcare and employment services and a wholly-owned subsidiary of the US-based ExamWorks Group.

The acquisition of a major celebrity backed fitness app, including ongoing founder participation/equity arrangements.

Advising Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners in their acquisition of Jeonnam Offshore Wind Farm

FRV on its sell down of its Australian renewables portfolio.

Sell-side advisor on the competitive auction process for the sale of Malakoff's 51% interest in the Macarthur Wind Farm.

QIC and Royal Schiphol Group on their successful approx A$600 million acquisition of a 70% stake in Hobart Airport, Australia.

French-based Lumibird SA on its A$100 million acquisition of a laser and ultrasound business from ASX-listed Ellex Medical Lasers Limited.

REA Group on its $750 million acquisition of iProperty by scheme of arrangement (including stub equity consideration).*

Brookfield Infrastructure on its A$12.4 billion acquisition of Genesee & Wyoming Inc and subsequent sale of its 51% interest in Genesee & Wyoming Australia to Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (MIRA) and Dutch pension fund manager, PGGM, which included A$300 million vendor financing arrangements.

TPG on its acquisition of Greencross Limited by scheme of arrangement.*

TPG on its proposed US$2.2 billion acquisition of Fairfax Limited.*

BGH on its proposed $4.1 billion acquisition of Healthscope Limited.*

Spotless Group on the approx. $1.2 billion unsolicited takeover bid by Downer EDI Limited.*

Anheuser-Busch InBev NV/SA (ABI) on its approx US$108 billion global merger with SABMiller.*

AusNet Services on its acquisition of the Mortlake Terminal Station from Origin and ongoing long term service arrangements*.

Energy Developments Limited on its $1.4 billion acquisition by DUET Group by scheme of arrangement.*

Woolworths South Africa on its $2.15 billion acquisition of David Jones Limited by scheme of arrangement.*

Woolworths South Africa on its acquisition of the minorities in Country Road Limited by off-market takeover bid.*

Wesfarmers on various transactions, including the $180 million acquisition of the Workwear Division of Pacific Brands Limited and acquisition of Greencap Limited by scheme of arrangement.*

Aquis Group on its reverse takeover of Discovery Resources and listing on ASX.*

Bidder for Transgrid, NSW poles & wires privatisation, which ultimately sold for $10.3 billion.*

Advising Metro Property Development Limited on its initial public offering and listing on ASX (deferred).*

Advising Orchard Landmark on the IPO on ASX of Silver Heritage Limited and subscription for related bond and option issue.*

Brookfield's lenders on the public company legal aspects of Brookfield's proposed $8.9 billion scheme of arrangement to acquire Asciano Limited.*

Wilmar International and First Pacific Company on the $1.3 billion acquisition of Goodman Fielder Limited by scheme of arrangement.*

Aquis Group on its successful acquisition of Casino Canberra and proposed redevelopment including gaming regulator engagement.*

Aquis Group on its proposed $270 million takeover of the Reef Casino Trust including engagement with Queensland gaming regulators.*

DuluxGroup on its unsolicited successful acquisition of Alesco Corporation.*

Ludowici Limited on its $388 million acquisition by scheme of arrangement by FLSmidth and competing offers from the Weir Group.*

IFM Investors on various acquisitions.*

SP AusNet (now AusNet Services) in relation to the $824 million sell-down of 20% of SP AusNet by its major shareholder, Singapore Power, to State Grid of China.*

Glory Resources Limited on its takeover by Eldorado Gold Corporation.*

The Waterberg Coal Company on its successful unsolicited takeover bid for Firestone Energy Limited.*

Exxaro Resources on its successful takeover of African Iron Limited.*

IFM Investors on its coinvestment arrangements for its successful $5 billion bid for the Port of Botany and Port Kembla.*

Westpac and Hastings Funds Management in relation to the $2 billion sale of infrastructure assets to the Future Fund and management internalisation proposal.*

Central Australian Phosphate Limited on the defence of an unsolicited takeover bid and potential competing offers.*

Crescent Capital Partners on its successful unsolicited takeover bid for ClearView Wealth Limited.*

Aurora Oil & Gas on its unsolicited takeover of Eureka Energy Limited.*

*Experience gained in a previous role