Promotions at Coghlan Duffy + Co

3 May 2019  

The Directors of Coghlan Duffy + Co are delighted to announce that two of our long-term team members have been promoted with effect from 1 May 2019.

Sarah Ward has been promoted to ‘Senior Associate’, while Carlie Hodges has been promoted to the newly created position of ‘Manager – Corporate Governance’ within the firm’s related company secretarial business, cdPlus Corporate Services.

In relation to the promotions, Director, Charly Duffy, said:

‘Sarah is a lawyer with formidable legal skills, while being an excellent mentor and respected leader within the firm. Clients value her tireless work ethic and respect her carefully considered and plain language approach to demystifying the law and how it applies to them’.

‘Carlie is a vital part of the continuing success of cdPlus’ company secretarial business. She has become an excellent mentor to staff, working with our team to develop innovative ways to deliver our unique governance and legal services offering. Carlie is a trusted company secretary and governance adviser to a number of our clients with her pro-active commitment to our clients’ objectives.’

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 Incodocs on $1.2M capital raise led by Maersk

 26 April 2019  

Brisbane based start-up, Incodocs, recently released details of its seed capital raise led by the biggest shipping company in the world, AP Moller-Maersk, and its corporate venture arm.

The raise was also backed by local VC funds, Transition Level Investments and Blackbird Ventures 

Coghlan Duffy + Co were delighted to act for Incodocs on this strategic seed capital raise.

Incodocs offers a secure export documentation platform and compliance checks for participants in the global shipping industry. The funds will be used to develop smart technology and capitalise on opportunities in emerging markets, such as Africa and South-East Asia.

The CD + Co team was led by Director, John Coghlan, Senior Associate, Zain Kazi and Lawyer, Laura Morgan.

For more information about this transaction, see the company’s blog post.

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 Founders First on oversubscribed $8.5M Series A Round

 26 April 2019  

We are thrilled to have advised, Founders First, Australia’s first dedicated craft alcohol accelerator, on its very successful Series A fundraising campaign.

The round included a range of strategic investors who are expected to complement and support the high-calibre management team led by CEO, Mark Haysman, in the company’s efforts to partner with emerging brands in the craft alcohol industry. 

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

For more information about this transaction, see the company’s media release.

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 CareMonkey on its US$1.5 million seed funding round

 23 April 2019  

We are pleased to have acted for CareMonkey on its recent US$1.5 million seed funding round. 

CareMonkey helps schools save time and resources through its automated software platform that manages administrative workflows and consent forms (e.g. excursions, policy updates). 

CareMonkey will use the capital to accelerate its presence and growth in the US and UK markets. 

The round was led by Peter Bencivenga, alongside venture capital funds, New Ground Ventures and Rethink Education. 

The CD + Co team included, Director, John Coghlan, Senior Associate, Zain Kazi and Lawyer, Carolin Darmanin. The investors were represented by DLA Piper. 

For more information about this transaction, see article here

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 memobottle on capital raising

 21 December 2018

We are pleased to have acted for memobottle on its equity crowdfunding campaign.

The campaign was one of the first to use the recent legislative changes allowing private companies to raise capital by way of equity crowdfunding.

Memobottle is the designer and seller of the first flat reusable water bottle, designed to minimise the impact of single-use water bottles on our environment.

It surpassed its crowdfunding target of $300,000.

The CD + Co team was led by Director, John Coghlan, Senior Associates, Zain Kazi and Fiona Rose, and Lawyer, Patrick McGlynn.

For more information about this transaction, please refer to memobottle's birchal page: https://www.birchal.com/company/memobottle.

 

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 YourGrocer on acquisition of Aussie Farmers Direct IP

Tuesday, 5 June 2018

We are delighted to have advised YourGrocer on its acquisition of the Aussie Farmers Direct brand names, trade marks and customer database from administrators, KordaMentha.

The CD+Co team included Director, John Coghlan, Senior Associates, Zain Kazi and Fiona Rose and Lawyers, Laura Morgan and Patrick McGlynn.

KordaMentha were represented by Ashurst, while one of the secured lenders was represented by Jones Day in the transaction.

YourGrocer is a Melbourne based online grocer that has formed partnerships with over 65 independent food retailers and allows shoppers to purchase groceries through its online platform. Aussie Farmers Direct, an independent grocery delivery business, went into voluntary administration in March 2018.

YourGrocer now intends to use the database of approximately 700,000 customers to continue to provide similar services to those provided by Aussie Farmers Direct and expand its services to Sydney.

 

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 on sale of Nebulr

Monday, 21 May 2018

We are pleased to have acted for the seller on the sale of Nebulr, an award-winning Melbourne-based Amazon Web Services partner, to UK-based Contino Holdings, Inc.

As part of the deal, Nebulr chief executive Craig Howe will take on the role of managing director for Contino Asia Pacific, and its 50-person staff will join Contino’s Australian business.

Contino has more than 200 staff across all locations, with 65 staff based in Australia including those coming over from Nebulr.

The CD + Co team was led by Director, John Coghlan and Senior Associate, Zain Kazi. Contino were represented by DLA Piper (Melbourne and US).

For more information about this transaction, please refer to the recent blog post on Contino’s website. 

 

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 Cog Systems on capital raising

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

We are pleased to have acted for cyber security start-up, Cog Systems, during the company’s recent capital raise.

Cog Systems secured funding of $3.5 million primarily from Australian tech VC funds, rampersand and Atlassian co-founder Mike Cannon-Brookes', Grok Ventures. The funds raised will assist the company in continuing to expand its brand globally as well as its client base - which already includes the National Institute of Health, the US Department of Defense and Northrop Grumman.

The CD + Co team was led by Director, John Coghlan and Associate, Carlie Hodges.

For more information about this transaction, please refer to yesterday’s article in The AFR. 

 

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