Ashley Rose is an experienced corporate lawyer specialising in public and private mergers and acquisitions, and equity capital markets. He advises a broad range of clients, including investment banks (institutional and boutique), intermediaries, brokers, underwriters, private equity and ASX-listed companies in a range of sectors, including energy and natural resources, finance and technology.

He has been involved in a number of high-profile takeovers (hostile, unsolicited and friendly), takeover defences and schemes of arrangement.

Ashley also has significant expertise in initial public offerings, capital raisings and placements on the ASX, and has experience in dealing with regulators.

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  • Advising Tamboran Resources Limited, a public oil and gas company, on:
    • A highly strategic acquisition of fellow explorer Sweetpea Petroleum, providing Tamboran with a 100% interest in major Beetaloo Basin gas assets for an undisclosed amount.
    • Its successful AU$61 million 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 post-IPO AU$35 million capital raise via private placement with a prominent US-based individual and other institutional investors.
    • Several pre-IPO capital raisings totalling approximately AU$80 million with two US-based hedge funds and various other institutional and sophisticated investors.
  • Advising Janison Education Group, a leading ASX listed digital assessment and testing provider on:
    • Its acquisition of Academic Assessment Services, the largest independent schools’ assessment business in Australia.
    • Its acquisition of Educational Assessments (a division of UNSW Global), a leading assessment solutions business that creates skills-based competitions and formative, diagnostic and summative assessments with an operating history of approximately 35 years.
    • A successful AU$18 million capital raise through an AU$15 million institutional placement and AU$3 million share purchase plan.
    • Its acquisition of Quality Assessment Tasks, an Australian market leader in the development of school assessments that has been in operation for more than 20 years.
  • Advising the Sol Group in their AU$40 million e-commerce sale of Hamper Emporium to ASX listed Maggie Beer in the FMCG sector.
  • Advising Blue Ocean Equities as lead manager on various capital raisings, including:
    • Pre-IPO convertible note issue by Lever Holdings Pty Ltd.
    • Pre-IPO convertible note issue of AU$5 million by AllVascular Limited.
    • Pre-IPO capital raise of US$6 million for AEON International Limited where sophisticated investors received preference shares.
    • Tempus Resources Limited’s AU$6.28 million private placement of Canadian flow through shares.
    • Respiri Limited’s AU$12.5 million private placement.
    • Greenvale Energy Limited's AU$2.1 million non-renounceable entitlement offer.
  • Advising the owners of Analytics 8 Pty Ltd and Analytics 8 Limited Partnership on the sale and acquisition by Accenture for an undisclosed amount.
  • Advising identitii Limited, a fintech company, on an initial public offering and listing on ASX with a market capitalisation of approximately AU$41 million.
  • Advising Daiwa Can, a Japanese manufacturing company, on a strategic private acquisition for an undisclosed amount.
  • Advising 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.
  • Advising 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.
  • Advising ASX-listed Qube Holdings Limited on its approximate AU$92 million private acquisition of Maritime Container Services Pty Ltd.
  • Advising M&J Chickens on its private sale and acquisition by The Growth Fund for an undisclosed amount.
  • Advising ASX-listed ioneer Limited, a lithium and boron mining company, on various capital management initiatives and corporate governance matters.
  • Advising Pacific Equity Partners on an initial public offering and listing on ASX of Veda Group Limited with a market capitalisation of approximately AU$1.5 billion.
  • Advising J.P. Morgan and Macquarie Capital as underwriters for Steadfast Group Limited on its initial public offering to raise approximately AU$334 million and listing on ASX.
  • Advising Citigroup as underwriter on an AU$450 million underwritten accelerated non-renounceable pro rata entitlement offer and institutional placement by the Bank of Queensland.
  • Advising ASX-listed Lynas on a US$225 million convertible bond issue, subscribed by Mount Kellett.
  • Advising the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation on a sale of debentures secured over a controlling stake in ASX-listed Thakral Holdings Group to Brookfield Asset Management Inc.
  • Advising the independent directors of ASX-listed Transfield Services Infrastructure Fund on the acquisition by Ratchaburi Electricity Generating Holding PCL of 56.2% of TSI Fund stapled securities by scheme of arrangement (enterprise value AU$800+ million).
  • Advising ASX-listed Fletcher Building Limited on its approximate AU$800 million off-market takeover of ASX-listed Crane Group Limited.
  • Advising Shell Energy Holdings Australia Limited, a subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell plc, on the sale of part of its stake in Woodside Petroleum Limited under an underwritten sell-down of approximately AU$3.3 billion.
  • Advising ASX-listed Ross Human Directions Limited on a scheme of arrangement and subsequent takeover for approximately AU$100 million.
  • Advising ASX-listed Photon Group Limited on a capital raising of approximately AU$120 million and a deferred consideration restructure.
  • Advising ASX-listed Arrow Energy Limited on the demerger of its international assets forming ASX-listed Dart Energy Limited and the post-demerger acquisition of Arrow Energy for approximately AU$3.5 billion by Royal Dutch Shell plc and PetroChina Company Limited.
  • Advising ASX-listed Consolidated Media Holdings Limited regarding an on-market buyback of shares of approximately AU$225 million and the replacement of the company constitution.
  • Advising ASX-listed Lend Lease Primelife Group on a scheme of arrangement with Lend Lease Group.


  • Australian Institute of Company Directors, 2019
  • University of Cambridge, Master of Laws (Hons), 2009
  • University of New South Wales, Bachelor of Laws (Hons), 2007
  • Murdoch University, Bachelor of Science, 2004


  • New South Wales, 2008

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