Nicole Graham

Special Counsel. Sydney.

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Nicole Graham

A lawyer with an understanding of business from the inside. Nicole has undertaken secondments in Australia and the USA at Goodman Property, Rank Group Limited and NBN Co. She was also seconded to work as a member of the Australian Government Takeovers Panel Executive Team.

Nicole has undertaken formal negotiation training at Harvard Law School and has successfully co-ordinated large teams on a number of significant transactions across a broad range of industries. 

She has strong technical skills in public and private mergers & acquisitions, corporate restructures, equity raisings, commercial contracts (including supply contracts and joint venture agreements), shareholders’ agreements, ASX and ASIC regulatory work and foreign investment approvals.

Nicole also regularly advises on corporate governance matters and has completed a Diploma of Applied Corporate Governance at the Governance Institute of Australia.

A lawyer with an understanding of business from the inside. Nicole has undertaken secondments in Australia and the USA at Goodman Property, Rank Group Limited and NBN Co. She was also seconded to work as a member of the Australian Government Takeovers Panel Executive Team.

Nicole has undertaken formal negotiation training at Harvard Law School and has successfully co-ordinated large teams on a number of significant transactions across a broad range of industries. 

She has strong technical skills in public and private mergers & acquisitions, corporate restructures, equity raisings, commercial contracts (including supply contracts and joint venture agreements), shareholders’ agreements, ASX and ASIC regulatory work and foreign investment approvals.

Nicole also regularly advises on corporate governance matters and has completed a Diploma of Applied Corporate Governance at the Governance Institute of Australia.

“Professional, timely, commercial” Chief Financial Officer
Nicole Graham

Nicole's Expertise

  • M&A Advised on a number of complex acquisitions and divestments including the acquisition of QSR Pty Limited by NZX Listed Restaurant Brands, sale of a $603 million portfolio of pub properties by Woolworths, numerous divestments by Carter Holt Harvey and Rank Group in Australia and the USA, acquisitions and divestments by Staples Australia, sale by GRD Limited of its Eastern Creek facility, acquisition of Crazy John’s by Vodafone, acquisition of Advanta Software by Greenstone and acquisition of Homy Ped by Archer Capital.
  • Capital raisings Advised Iron Road on a number of entitlement offers and institutional placements to fund its flagship Central Eyre Iron Project and Adelaide Brighton on its $100 million capital raising involving an innovative related party placement and sell down.
  • Listings Advised Carter Holt Harvey on its proposed dual listing on ASX and NZX. Advised Pushpay Holdings on its ASX Foreign Exempt Listing.
  • Takeovers & schemes Advised Staples, Inc on its takeover of Corporate Express Australia Limited, IOOF on its proposal to acquire The Trust Company Limited, BG Group on its $1 billion takeover bid for Pure Energy Resources Limited and Archer Capital on the acquisition of Keycorp Limited by scheme.
  • Demergers Advised Fosters on the demerger and listing of its wine business, Treasury Wine Estates.
  • REITS, trusts and SPVs Provided general corporate advice to clients such as Goodman Property, TOGA, Perpetual and Mirvac.

What others say

  • “Huge attention to detail and superb turnaround, whilst still remaining commercial” General Counsel – ASX Listed Client
  • “Clear communicator, knowledgeable, concise and practical” Managing Director – ASX Listed Client
  • “Professional, timely, commercial” Chief Financial Officer

Nicole's Thinking

Nicole's Leadership

  • The Helmsman Project Chair Strategy and Funding Working Group
  • Governance Institute of Australia Associate
  • Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators Associate
  • Corrs Diversity Steering Committee Member
  • Corrs Recruitment Committee Member
  • Homeless Persons Legal Service Volunteer
  • Law Society of New South Wales Member