Sophie Davey is an experienced corporate associate based in Sydney. Sophie advises private and publicly listed corporations and investment banks on a broad range of matters including public and private mergers and acquisitions, equity capital markets and securities regulation, private equity, corporate fundraising and structuring, foreign investment regulations and corporate governance. Sophie acts for clients from a broad range of sectors and has a particular focus on energy and resources companies.

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  • Advising Tamboran Resources Corporation, a natural gas exploration company and Bank of America on a “market first” merger and securities issuance on the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX) on:
    • A “top-hat” scheme of arrangement in the Federal Court involving the re-domiciliation of Tamboran Resources Limited (ASX: TBN) to the US, by superimposing an entity, Tamboran Resources Corporation, newly incorporated in the US state of Delaware with a market capitalisation of AU$500 million.
    • An AU$55 million institutional placement and accelerated non-renounceable pro rata entitlement offer to institutional and retail investors within Australia, New Zealand, the US and the UK (undertaken simultaneously with the scheme of arrangement).
    • A series of strategic acquisitions, joint venture and royalty arrangements with Origin Energy together with operational and commercial agreements.
  • Advising European private equity investors led by UK-based Oakley Capital and German-based Equivia Partners on the successful AU$165 million acquisition of the Netregistry Group, consisting of multiple Australian and New Zealand based domains, hosting and email provider businesses, from ASX listed entity Webcentral Ltd (ASX: WBC). Cross-border collaboration with deal teams across Australia, New Zealand, the UK, Germany and Luxembourg.
  • Advising Thiess Group, the world’s largest mining services provider with a market capitalisation of AU$4 billion, and Macquarie Bank on:
    • Its AU$375 million strategic acquisition and takeover bid for Western Australian mining services provider, MACA Ltd, including foreign investment and competition clearance.
    • A series of bolt-on acquisitions from other publicly-listed companies.
    • Its proposed initial public offering on ASX, one of the largest in a decade.
  • Advising Tamboran Resources Ltd and Citibank on one of the largest successful capital raises ever undertaken by a junior gas explorer in Australia and a strategic asset acquisition from Origin Energy. The transaction involved raising approximately AU$198 million through a two-tranche private placement to strategic partners and US cornerstone investors, and is to be followed by a share purchase plan to existing shareholders to be completed in October 2022.
  • Advising Controlled Thermal Resources (CTR) on its successful reconstruction via a “top-hat” scheme of arrangement. The reconstruction has allowed CTR to align its corporate structure with its business operations in the US and better positions CTR in a more appropriate capital market in the US in anticipation of its upcoming initial public offering.
  • Advising Epirus Inc, a high-growth technology and defense company, on its institutional investment with an ASX listed company, DroneShield Limited and a proposed strategic transaction.
  • Advising on the sale of the entire issued share capital in Aware Services, an Australian-owned consultancy specializing in Salesforce, data and analytics, to Dentsu International, a multi-national media and digital marketing communications firm.
  • Advising Tamboran Resources Ltd and leading Australian investment bank Barrenjoey on its private placement of AU$55 million to existing and US strategic investors, strategic investment and convertible note issue to Helmerich & Payne (NYSE: HP) together with operational arrangements and a share purchase plan to existing shareholders.
  • Advising Morse Micro, an innovative and leading wireless technology company, on its AU$140 million Series B funding round, one of Australia’ largest venture capital investments with blue-chip local and international investors.
  • Advising Tamboran Resources Limited (ASX:TBN) and a public oil and gas company and investment bank, MST Financial, 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.
  • Advising Sezzle Inc. (ASX:SZL, NASDAQ: SEZL), a digital buy-now pay later platform on various capital raising initiatives, foreign investment and regulatory relief applications.
  • Advising Janison Education Group (ASX:JAN), a leading ASX listed digital assessment and testing provider, on a successful capital raise through a heavily oversubscribed institutional placement to investors in Australia, the US and the UK and a concurrent retail offer through a share purchase plan.
  • Advising Blue Ocean Equities, a leading boutique investment banking house in Sydney, as lead manager on a series of capital raisings, including a pre-IPO convertible note issue by Lever Holdings Pty Ltd and Tempus Resources Limited’s and several other mining and resources companies.
  • Advising Australian ASX-listed fintech company Beforepay Group Ltd (ASX:B4P) on its AU$65 million pre-IPO debt and equity capital raising activities, including drafting and negotiating debt facilities, convertible notes, share subscription agreements and other debt/equity-related instruments.
  • Advising a multibillion-dollar NASDAQ listed entity, Dentsply Sirona Inc (NASDAQ:XRAY) successfully in expediting an urgent foreign investment application, against the backdrop of extended waiting periods due to COVID-19 regulations.
  • Advising UK-based defence technology company, Pennant International Group plc, on its acquisition of Australian software company Absolute Data Group.


  • Kaplan Professional, Graduate Certificate in Applied Finance, 2021
  • University of Sydney, J.D., 2016
  • University of Melbourne, B.A. (Hons), 2013


  • Supreme Court of Victoria, 2019


  • English
  • French

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