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4 May 20231 minute read

DLA Piper advises Marsh on acquisition

The transaction secures a well-established independent broker in the West Australian market for our client,” said Melbourne-based Mark Burger, Corporate Partner, DLA Piper.

Founded in 1990, Austral Risk Services advises the small and medium-sized business (SME) market, particularly in the labour hire, mining services, transport, manufacturing, agribusiness, retail, and professional services sectors.

“We were pleased to assist Marsh on their ambitious growth strategy for WA. The transaction means Austral clients now have access to the world-leading resources and solutions that come with Marsh,” Mark said.

“The transaction brings together two companies which share a strong alignment in their values and a dedication to serving their clients,” Mark added.

DLA Piper's team was led by Mark Burger (Partner, Corporate) who was assisted by Adam Smith (Partner, Tax), Kelvin Yuen (Senior Associate, Tax), Hayden Choi (Solicitor, Corporate) and Hannah Lee (Graduate, Corporate).

For the 13th consecutive year, DLA Piper was the highest-ranked legal advisor in the world for M&A deal volume, according to Mergermarket's league tables. The firm was involved in 1,131 transactions worldwide in 2022.