Ricky Casali




Ricky is an experienced corporate lawyer and strategic advisor.

He specialises in mergers and acquisitions, with a main focus on advising many leading domestic and international private equity investment houses on buy-out, expansion capital and exit transactions as well as portfolio company bolt-ons, roll-ups and co-investments.

Ricky’s experience also includes acquisitions and disposals of infrastructure assets and he has worked with numerous Australian, UK and US groups on cross-border transactions, including acquisitions, restructures and divestments of non-core operations.

Key deals

Adamantem Capital

Advising Adamantem Capital on numerous transactions, including its investments in Servian and HyGain, the acquisition of Mitavite from Inghams Enterprises, and the exit from Servian to Cognizant.

Affinity Equity Partners

Advising Affinity Equity Partners on numerous transactions, including its acquisition and subsequent divestment of Primo Smallgoods.

Anchorage Capital Partners

Advising Anchorage Capital Partners, including its investments in David Jones, Rail First, South Pacific Laundry, Scotts Refrigerated and the acquisitions and exits from Dick Smith Electronics, Affinity Childcare, Facilities First, Brand Collective, Solgen, Contract Resources and Acrow.

EQT Baring Private Equity Asia

Advising EQT Baring Private Equity Asia in relation to the take-private of SAI Global Limited, the sale of the Standards and Assurance divisions of SAI Global and its investment in EduCo Global.

Brookfield Asset Management

Advising Brookfield Asset Management on its acquisition of DCI Data Centers from Blackstone.

Mercury Capital

Advising Mercury Capital on numerous transactions, including its investments in Findex Group, Re.Group, ResourceCo, MessageMedia, Fifty-Five Five and Galileo Kaleidoscope, and the acquisition of Polytrade by Re.Group.

Odyssey Private Equity

Advising Odyssey Private Equity on its investments in Delta Agribusiness (including the acquisition of NorthwestAg) and MST Global, including the sale to Komatsu.

Pemba Capital Partners

Advising Pemba Capital Partners in relation to numerous platform and bolt-on acquisitions, including Acis Holdings, Marque Group and the IPO of ReadyTech.

Quadrant Private Equity

Advising Quadrant Private Equity in relation to numerous acquisitions and disposals, including its investments in Circuitwise, Probe BPO, Seertech and Southern Star Research.

Other sponsors

Advising CPE Capital on its investment in Modus Projects, advising Five V on its investment in 4 Cabling, advising Thoma Bravo in relation to its investment in Autovista Group, advising Ares in relation to its investment in Extreme Reach, advising Charlesbank Capital Partners in relation to its acquisitions of Studio Ninja and Fotomerchant, advising Yorkway Partners in relation to its investments in One Investment Group, Fitzpatricks and Northland and advising CHAMP Ventures and Yorkway on the sale of BMT Depreciation.