Silver Lake has entered into a scheme implementation deed with Red 5, which will result with the merged group being owned 51.7 per cent (Red 5) : 48.3 per cent (Silver Lake).
The merged entity is to be led by existing Red 5 Chairman Russell Clark and existing Silver Lake Managing Director & CEO Luke Tonkin, with the board of the merged entity comprising four directors from each of the current Red 5 and Silver Lake boards.
If implemented, the merger will create a leading mid-tier gold company with diversified operations and a strong balance sheet available to pursue growth through the combination of highly complementary assets and balance sheets.
Corrs Chambers Westgarth, led by partner Russell Philip, advised on all aspects of the transaction, with a multidisciplinary team from the corporate, energy and natural resources, banking and finance, employment and property practice groups — including partners Peter Jarosek, Simon Reid, Giacomo Giorgi and Rebecca Field.
Corrs Partner Russell Philip said: “Corrs is delighted to be working with Silver Lake on its proposed merger with Red 5 — the transaction is a great example of two complementary gold producers working together to create additional value for both sets of shareholders.
“Drawing on the expertise across multiple Corrs practice groups was central to bringing this significant transaction into fruition, highlighting the firm’s capability in advising on the most strategically important transactions in the energy and resources industry.”