Sydney: Global law firm K&L Gates acted for the majority shareholders in the sale of 100% of the shares in SGA Property Consultancy Pty Limited (SGA) to KPMG.
Rowan McDonald, K&L Gates lead partner on the deal, stated: “The combination of KPMG and SGA will allow our clients to fast track their domestic and global growth ambitions and will provide a platform for growth of the combined businesses across Australasia and South East Asia.”
Sydney real estate partner Jodie Masson said: “We are delighted that we were able to assist our clients in combining their business with as recognised a global brand as KPMG and are pleased that the deal was able to be negotiated in a relatively quick and straightforward manner.”
SGA provides property transaction, property management, corporate real estate, and environmental consultancy services to major property investors, managers, and operators across Australia, New Zealand, and Asia.
The formation of KPMG SGA creates a full-service real estate and construction consultancy with a deep pool of independent specialist consulting expertise in the Australian, New Zealand, and South East Asian real estate sectors.
The K&L Gates Sydney team advising SGA was led by corporate partner Rowan McDonald, supported by corporate lawyer David Cinque, real estate partner Jodie Masson, real estate senior associate Leisha de Aboitiz, and Singapore corporate partner Siew Kam Boon.