Firm: MinterEllison (Bain Capital and Only About Children); unknown (Little Learning School).
Deal: MinterEllison has advised global private equity firm Bain Capital and its childcare subsidiary Only About Children on the acquisition of the Little Learning School business, including 20 childcare centres.
Area: Corporate, mergers and acquisitions.
Key players: The MinterEllison team was led by partner Wissam Abwi, who was supported by partners Stewart Robertson and Jim Fox, as well as lawyers Janet Yeung, Alison Morris, Jeremy Chew, Ashika Binodan, Benji Jacobs, Sam Quinn and Miranda Noble.
Deal significance: The 20 new childcare centres, which are located across NSW, add to the suite of 44 campuses already owned and operated by Only About Children.
“It has been a privilege to work with one of the world’s foremost private multi-asset alternative investment firms in Bain Capital, and we look forward to helping achieve their strategic objectives moving forward,” Mr Abwi said.
“MinterEllison have advised on a number of matters in the childcare sector. We understand the challenges and opportunities faced by operators, and the current and future needs for childcare in Australia.”