Rowan McDonald

Rowan has more than 20 years’ experience as a corporate and commercial lawyer with a focus on mergers and acquisitions.

Rowan advises listed and unlisted domestic and foreign entities on mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructures, distressed sales, initial public offerings, back-door listings, rights issues and placements, Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) Listing Rules compliance, corporate governance and general corporate and commercial matters.

Rowan has also worked with a number of receivers, managers and administrators on distressed sales of entities in the pharmaceutical, healthcare, agriculture and hospitality industries.

Rowan has been named in Best Lawyers™ Australia for Equity Capital Markets Law and Mergers and Acquisitions Law.


Rowan’s recent experience includes advising:

  • Vendors on the sale of Harbourside Shopping Centre in Darling Harbour, Sydney for $252 million to ASX listed Mirvac Group;
  • SGA Property Consultancy Pty Ltd in relation to its merger with KPMG Australia;
  • A U.S.-based multinational on its acquisition of an Australian electronic locking product manufacturer;
  • Krueger International Inc. in relation to its acquisition of Sebel Australia’s furniture business; and
  • One of Australia’s major banks and its appointed receivers and managers in relation to the sale of 22 pharmacies and medical centres across Australia to various purchasers.

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