Mitchell Coote is an experienced corporate lawyer who advises private and publicly listed companies, investment banks and private equity funds on a wide range of corporate transactions. Mitchell’s practice focuses on public and private mergers and acquisitions (including complex cross-border transactions), equity capital markets, corporate fundraising activities and private equity transactions. Mitchell also advises on Australia’s foreign investment regulations, corporate governance, shareholder activism, securities regulations and general corporate structuring.

Mitchell acts for clients from a range of sectors; however, he has particular experience advising clients operating in the energy and resources; mining and metals; construction and engineering; technology and biotechnology; financial services; and manufacturing industries.

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  • Advised Amaero International Limited (ASX:3DA), an ASX-listed advanced materials and defence manufacturing company based in the US state of Tennessee, on:
    • A fully underwritten renounceable entitlement offer and acquisition by Pegasus Growth Capital of a controlling interest in Amaero
    • A joint venture with Abu Dhabi-based Rabdan Industries PLC, an affiliate of diversified holding company Ethmar Holdings, for additive manufacturing and powder production in Abu Dhabi
    • A series of placements, share and option issues to employees
    • Foreign investment advice together with operational and commercial agreements
  • Advised Thiess Group, the world’s largest mining services provider, with a market capitalisation of AU$4 billion, on:
    • Its proposed initial public offering (IPO) on the ASX, one of the largest in a decade
    • The sale by CIMIC, a leading Australian engineering construction company, of its 50% shareholding in Thiess to Elliot Advisors (UK) Ltd, one of the world’s largest activist funds
  • Advised Perceptive Advisors, a US-based investment management firm focused on the healthcare and biotechnologies industry, on its AU$28 million placement in Anteris Technologies Ltd (ASX:AVR), an Australian ASX-listed biotechnology company.
  • Advised public oil and gas company Tamboran Resources Corporation (ASX:TBN) on:
    • Its successful IPO and ASX debut with a market capitalisation of approximately AU$260 million, the largest IPO for a gas explorer in Australia in nearly a decade
    • A capital raise of approximately AU$40 million with two US-based hedge funds
  • Advised Euronext Paris listed SPIE, a European leader in multitechnical services, on its proposed acquisition of ENGIE Services from GDF International as part of the proposed global acquisition of EQUANS, a French multinational utility company.
  • Advised NYSE-listed CBRE Group, on the acquisition of specialist technical services business Advanced Property Solutions Maintain business from BSA Limited (ASX:BSA).
  • Advised CD Capital, a global natural resources and mining fund, on:
    • The acquisition of a controlling interest in Constantia Resources Limited, a British Columbia-based mineral development company
    • The structure of its investment funds, including the terms of the funds, the structure of management and carry/profit entities and the establishment of co-investment structures
  • Advised KAEFER Group, a global construction and engineering group based in Germany, on the acquisition of G&S Engineering Services Pty Ltd from DRA Global Limited (ASX:DRA), a global diversified multidisciplinary engineering, project management and operations management group in the mining services sector.
  • Advised Lionhead Resources, a critical-metals mining-focused private equity firm, on the terms, structuring and establishment of a new private equity fund.
  • Advised BWT AG, a global leading manufacturing group of water treatment systems based in Austria, on a series of Australian private acquisitions and disposals.
  • Advised ASX-listed Sirtex Medical Limited on its AU$1.9 billion acquisition by CDH Genetech Limited, China Grand Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Holdings Limited by way of a scheme of arrangement on ASX.
  • Advised Suhanko Arctic Platinum, a Finnish platinum group metals exploration company; Los Calatos, a Canadian copper ore and mining exploration company with assets in Peru; and Verdant Minerals, an Australian phosphate mining and exploration company, on a series of proposed acquisitions and disposals, together with operational and commercial agreements.
  • Advised Objective Corporation Limited (ASX:OCL) and Elanor Investors Group (ASX:ENN) on various ASX Listing Rules matters.
  • Advised several large multinational corporations on complex post-acquisition internal restructures.
  • Advised the owners of Analytics 8 Pty Ltd and Analytics 8 Limited Partnership on the sale and acquisition by Accenture for an undisclosed amount.
  • Advised Identitii Limited, a fintech company, on an initial public offering on ASX with a market capitalisation of approximately AU$41 million.
  • Advised leading Sydney boutique investment banking house Blue Ocean Equities in its role as lead manager and underwriter on a series of capital raisings and trade sales.
  • Advised Janison Education Group (ASX:JAN), a leading ASX-listed digital assessment and testing provider, on the successful acquisition of the “Education Assessments” business from the University of New South Wales.
  • Advised Pilot Energy Limited (ASX:PGY), an oil and gas exploration company, on a strategic placement, underwritten security purchase plan and acquisition of Royal Energy.
  • Advised Daiwa Can, a Japanese manufacturing company, on a strategic private acquisition for an undisclosed amount.
  • Advised Bell Potter Securities Limited in its role as lead manager and underwriter for Straker Translations Limited on its AU$80 million initial public offering and listing on ASX.
  • Advised the independent directors of Century Australia Investments Limited on its AU$85 million scrip acquisition by ASX-listed WAM Leaders Limited by way of a scheme of arrangement.
  • Advised ASX-listed Qube Holdings Limited on its approximately AU$92 million private acquisition of Maritime Container Services Pty Ltd.
  • Advised M&J Chickens on its private sale and acquisition by The Growth Fund for an undisclosed amount.
  • Advised ASX-listed ioneer Limited, a lithium and boron mining company, on various capital management initiatives and corporate governance matters.


  • University of Wollongong, B.A., International Studies, 2014
  • University of Technology, Sydney, J.D., 2017
  • College of Law, Diploma of Legal Practice, 2018


  • New South Wales, 2018

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Member, Law Society of New South Wales
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