Growth and expansion strategies

Helping people with their legal needs for more than 75 years, Slater & Gordon (S&G) specialises in consumer law with key practice areas covering public liability, family law, wills and probate, commercial disputes and litigation.

Slater & Gordon

Continually seeking ways in which to expand and grow its business, S&G became the first law firm to list on a stock exchange and has since grown significantly through mergers and acquisitions (M&A).

S&G appointed Pitcher Partners to assist in its growth and expansion strategies.  In 2007, Pitcher Partners provided support services for the Initial Public Offering of S&G on the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX), by acting as investigating accountant to the prospectus.  The company was successfully listed on the ASX with its offer fully subscribed at offer price.

Subsequent to becoming a listed entity, S&G has continued to use Pitcher Partners for acquisition advice and support including undertaking the financial due diligence on key strategic acquisitions of:

  • Trilby Misso for $57 million, including a $40 million capital raising to fund the acquisition in June 2010, which involved Pitcher Partners acting as investigating accountant, and
  • Keddies Lawyers for $35 million in October 2010

Pitcher Partners has also provided advice to S&G in relation to their strategic purchases of:

  • Russel Jones & Walker (RJW) in the United Kingdom for $80 million in April 2011, representing the first corporate legal practice in the UK, and
  • Conveyancing Works Solicitors for $5 million in November 2011

Pitcher Partners continues to partner with S&G in its ongoing capacity as auditor.

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