Lance Sacks

Partner
Baker & McKenzie

Biography

Lance is a corporate lawyer, working with clients on many complex mergers and acquisitions transactions (including public market takeovers and schemes of arrangements), private M&A (both sell and buy side), private equity, funds management and capital raisings.

Practice Focus

Lance is a Corporate Partner in the Sydney office of Baker McKenzie specialising in Mergers and Acquisitions, Private Equity, Capital Markets and Funds Management.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Advised PointsBet Holdings Limited (ASX:PBH) on its 5 year USD 400 million transformational US media partnership with NBCUniversal Media, LLC 
  • Advised online insurance platform BizCover on the sale of a 40% interest to ASX listed AUB Limited for AUD 132 million
  • Advised AMA Group on the acquisition of Suncorp’s Capital S.M.A.R.T panel repair business, at an implied enterprise value of AUD 420 million
  • Advised China Merchants Capital on AUD 350 million co-investment in the Propertylink Australian Logistics Trust II
  • Advised GIC and Serenitas Group in its acquisition of Australian retirement village owner National Lifestyle Villages from Malaysian private equity group Navis and Blackstone
  • Advised China Jianyin Investment Limited, JIC Huawen Investment Limited and Tamar Alliance Capital on the acquisition of a majority stake in Australia's leading vitamins and supplements business, Natures Care
  • Advised William Hill plc on the sale of their Australian wagering and gaming business (including the Centrebet and Sportingbet businesses) by way of a sales auction process to CrownBet
  • Advised all of the shareholders in Menulog Group Limited in relation to the AUD 855 million sale to JUST EAT plc
  • Advised Shanghai listed Grounds Foods in relation to their acquisition of Brownes Dairy
  • Advised Shell in relation to both USD 3.5 billion sales of circa 10% stake in Woodside, each via a competitive a block trade

Professional Honors

  • Lance is ranked as 'Highly Regarded' in M&A and Private Equity in IFLR 1000 2020 Edition.
  • Lance is also recognised in the 2020 Edition of Best Lawyer in Australia for Mergers & Acquisitions Law.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Member of the ASIC Liaison Committee on Mergers & Acquisitions/Corporate Finance
  • Member of the Football Federation Australia's Judicial Bodies

Admissions

  • Supreme Court of New South Wales~Australia (1998)

Education

  • University of Sydney (Master of Law specialising in securities law)

Languages

  • English