Tun Yeo is a senior associate in the Corporate Practice Group with a particular focus on equity capital markets (initial public offerings, placements, rights issues and other secondary raisings) and regulated mergers and acquisitions (takeover bids and schemes of arrangement).

    He also regularly advises on matters relating to corporate activism, including acting for clients in various Takeovers Panel proceedings.

    In addition, Tun also has experience in advising on private treaty mergers and acquisition transactions.

    Tun has acted for a range of clients and predominantly for fund and investment managers.

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    Equity Capital Markets

    • Advised Plato Income Maximiser Limited (ASX: PL8) on its 1 for 1.6 non-renounceable rights issue with a broker firm shortfall offer to new investors.
    • Advised on the successful IPO and listing of the Qualitas Real Estate Income Fund (ASX: QRI) on ASX.
    • Advised Hearts and Minds Investments Limited (ASX: HM1) on its successful AU$500 million IPO and listing on ASX.
    • Advised on the Alternative Investment Trust’s (ASX: AIQ) pro-rata non-renounceable rights issue offers in 2018 and 2019.
    • Advised Tribeca Global Natural Resources Limited (ASX: TGF) on its AU$130 million IPO and listing on ASX.
    • Advised Spheria Emerging Companies Limited (ASX: SEC) on its AU$133 million IPO and listing on ASX.
    • Advised Propel Funeral Partners Limited (ASX: PFP) on its successful fully underwritten AU$131.4 million IPO and listing on ASX.
    • Advised VGI Partners Global Investments Limited (ASX: VG1) on its successful IPO raising AU$550 million and listing on ASX.

    Mergers and Acquisitions (Regulated)

    • Advised Watermark Market Neutral Fund Limited and Watermark Global Leaders Fund Limited on their restructure from a listed investment company to an unlisted managed investment scheme by way of schemes of arrangement.
    • Advised WAM Active Limited (ASX: WAA) on its hostile off-market takeover bids for Keybridge Capital Limited (ASX: KBC).
    • Advised Fitzroy River Corporation Limited (ASX: FZR) on its successful friendly off-market takeover bid for Royalco Resources Limited (ASX: RCO).
    • Advised Mercantile Investment Company Limited on the friendly off-market takeover bid from Sandon Capital Investments Limited (ASX: SNC).
    • Advised Mercantile OFM Pty Limited on its off-market takeover bid of IPE Limited (ASX: IPE).

    Mergers and Acquisitions (Private Treaty)

    • Advised the sellers on the sale of Itree Pty Limited to Objective Corporation Limited (ASX: OCL).
    • Advised the sellers on the sale of Enosys Solutions Pty Limited to CyberCx.
    • Advised Sky Software on the sale of part of its business to ELMO Software Limited (ASX: ELO).
    • Advised the shareholders of a marketing agency on the sell down of 49% of the issued capital to a national public relations firm for an undisclosed amount.
    • Advised the Australian subsidiary of a global standards organisation on the acquisitions of various Australian-based assessment and audit service providers.

    General Corporate

    • Advised Columbus Investment Services Limited (One Investment Group) in its capacity as the responsible entity of the Alternative Investment Trust (ASX: AIQ) and Warana Capital Pty Limited, the investment manager of AIQ, on its on-market buyback.
    • Advised Maxsec Group Limited (ASX: MSP) on its on-market buyback of shares (within 10/12 limit) and its on-market buyback of unmarketable parcel shares.

    Note: Some of these matters listed were undertaken at previous firms.

    Education

    • Australian National University, Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice, 2015
    • Murdoch University, LL.B., 2014
    • The University of Notre Dame Australia, B. Marketing & PR, 2010

    Admissions

    • High Court of Australia, 2020
    • Supreme Court of Western Australia, 2015

    Languages

    • English
    • Mandarin
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