Coghlan Duffy + Co advises YBF on Teamsquare Acquisition

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

We are pleased to have advised Melbourne start-up ecosystem leader, York Butter Factory (YBF) on its recent acquisition of Teamsquare, another Melbourne based co-working space.

The acquisition of Teamsquare will result in YBF relocating to 520 Bourke Street. This new location is significantly larger than the company’s previous headquarters.  The move, together with YBF’s recent expansion into Sydney (Hoist), is expected to help cement its position as a hub for Australia’s most innovative technology start-ups.

The CD+Co team involved on this transaction included Director, John Coghlan, Associate, Sarah Ward, and Lawyer, Laura Morgan. Teamsquare was advised by Allens.

For more information about this transaction please refer to The Australian newspaper article published yesterday.

 

For further information, contact:

John Coghlan | Director
T: +61 3 9614 2444  
E: jcoghlan@cdandco.com.au

Coghlan Duffy + Co is a boutique corporate and commercial law firm based in Melbourne. The firm is proud to work with an enviable list of clients, including prominent Australian start-ups and ASX-listed companies.

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T: +61 3 9614 2444
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Coghlan Duffy + Co advises Growing Registry Platform on IPO

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Registry Direct Limited (Registry Direct) - an innovative, Melbourne-based registry and shareholder management platform - has today completed its initial public offering (IPO) and listing on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX).  Coghlan Duffy + Co (CD+Co) is proud to have acted as legal adviser to Registry Direct’s IPO.

Registry Direct’s shares floated today under the ASX ticker code ‘RD1’ at $0.20 per share after raising approximately $2m (before costs).

Registry Direct is one of Australia’s fastest growing online share registry businesses. Registry Direct’s cloud-based platform (Platform) offers enterprise-grade registry services, including CHESS integration, on either a self-service or full-service basis, with innovative, additional functionality designed to enhance shareholder engagement and corporate governance processes.

Recent and impending Government regulatory changes have stimulated the unlisted investment market and the feasibility of employee equity incentives for unlisted companies.  Registry Direct is uniquely positioned to capitalise on this underserviced unlisted market, while continuing to service its established client base of ASX-listed companies.  In this regard, the Platform not only allows its clients to manage its securities registers internally, but it also assists with ESOP reporting requirements, dividend reporting, online security applications and shareholder voting and communications processes (amongst other things).

The CD+Co team, led by Charly Duffy and assisted by Patrick McGlynn, Carlie Hodges and Sarah Ward, thoroughly enjoyed working with Registry Direct in respect of its IPO.  The CD+Co team leveraged their in-depth experience with ASX-listed clients in navigating the technical IPO process to a successful outcome. 

Charly Duffy commented: “Through our corporate governance experience, we know this industry well and we are big believers in Registry Direct’s business - so we were delighted to be engaged as Registry Direct’s legal adviser in relation to its IPO. I am really proud of how our team demonstrated its comprehensive and practical equity capital markets knowledge to deliver a great legal result for Registry Direct.

Founder and Managing Director of Registry Direct, Steuart Roe, stated: “We were impressed with the professionalism and knowledge shown by the CD+Co team throughout the IPO process and thank them for their support, long hours and hard work in driving the legal aspects of the IPO process.”

 

For further information, contact:

Charly Duffy | Director
T: +61 3 9614 2444 
E:
 cduffy@cdandco.com.au

Coghlan Duffy + Co is a boutique corporate and commercial law firm based in Melbourne. The firm is proud to work with an enviable list of clients, including prominent Australian start-ups and ASX-listed companies.

A: Level 42, Rialto South Tower, 525 Collins St VIC 3000
T: +61 3 9614 2444
W: cdandco.com.au

Coghlan Duffy + Co advises Key Distribution on Joint Venture with Kawada Japan

Thursday, 25 July 2017

We are pleased to have advised and acted for Australian toy distributor, Key Distribution, on its recent joint venture with toy wholesaler, Kawada Japan. The parties have joined forces to establish ‘Kawada Australia’ - a new toy distribution business that will seek to capitalise upon Kawada Japan’s extensive product lines and Key Distribution’s expertise in the local market.

The CD + Co team was led by Director John Coghlan, who was assisted by Lawyer, Patrick McGlynn.

Key Distribution is a prominent Melbourne toy and gift distributor. It has worked with high profile brands such as nanoblock®, Kinetic Sand® and PowerUp®.

Kawada Japan is Japan’s largest independent toy wholesaler. It manufactures popular brands including nanoblock®, papernano® and terablock®, which are sold in over 35 countries worldwide.

 

For further information, contact:

John Coghlan | Director
T: +61 3 9614 2444  
E: jcoghlan@cdandco.com.au

Coghlan Duffy + Co is a boutique corporate and commercial law firm based in Melbourne. The firm is proud to work with an enviable list of clients, including prominent Australian start-ups and ASX-listed companies.

A: Level 42, Rialto South Tower, 525 Collins St VIC 3000
T: +61 3 9614 2444
W: cdandco.com.au

Coghlan Duffy + Co advises Practice Ignition on $5 million Series A funding round

Thursday, 1 June 2017

We are delighted to have advised Australian accounting start-up, Practice Ignition on its Series A funding round (as recently reported in the AFR - see article here).

The CD + Co team were led by Director John Coghlan, and Associate, Sarah Ward.

The funding round included, among others, prominent Australian venture capital funds: Microequities VC Fund, Right Click Capital and Black Sheep Capital.

Practice Ignition is a tech-accounting company that develops and sells products that enable accounting firms to deploy workflows, create proposals and collect client payments electronically. The company’s products are used by over 1000 accounting practices, across 20 countries.

The transaction is another example of CD + Co’s expertise and experience in managing the capital raising process for start-up clients.

 

For further information, contact:

John Coghlan | Director
T: +61 3 9614 2444  
E: jcoghlan@cdandco.com.au

Coghlan Duffy + Co is a boutique corporate and commercial law firm based in Melbourne. The firm is proud to work with an enviable list of clients, including prominent Australian start-ups and ASX-listed companies.

A: Level 42, Rialto South Tower, 525 Collins St VIC 3000
T: +61 3 9614 2444
W: cdandco.com.au