New partner is an M&A specialist with extensive experience advising on shareholder activism
Squire Patton Boggs (SPB) has announced the appointment of Michael Gajic as corporate partner at its office in Sydney.
Gajic specialises in public mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and acts for bidders, targets, and major shareholders on public M&A transaction – including schemes of arrangement, takeovers (hostile, unsolicited and friendly), takeover defences, and take-privates of ASX-listed companies by private equity bidders.
In a statement, SPB said that Gajic also has “extensive experience in advising in respect of shareholder activism, having advised activist investors on campaigns, as well as advising ASX -listed companies on their responses to shareholder activism.”
“The Squire Patton Boggs global platform covers all key markets and will allow me to better service multinational clients or those acquiring international assets,” said Gajic. “I am looking forward to working with my Australian – and international – colleagues.”
“We are excited that Michael is joining our growing team. In addition to his well-regarded public M&A practice, he also brings extensive experience advising on shareholder activism, an area that is of growing significance to our clients,” said Campbell Davidson, Australia managing partner at SPB.
“Michael is an excellent strategic fit for the continued growth of our corporate practice both in Australia and internationally,” said Stephen Chelberg, Asia-Pacific chair of SPB’s global corporate practice. “Michael has significant public M&A and capital markets expertise, and he has also advised private equity funds in public M&A, including public to private transactions, which will prove beneficial as we grow our private equity practice in Sydney.”