Antony Catalano and Thorney Investment Group’s $115 Million Acquisition of the Australian Community Media and Printing Business from Nine Entertainment


Arnold Bloch Leibler’s (ABL) Corporate and M&A Team has advised a consortium controlled by Antony Catalano and Thorney Investment Group on the $115 million acquisition of the Australian Community Media and printing business from Nine Entertainment.

Under the deal, which has attracted widespread media attention across Australia, our client assumes control over 170 regional newspapers, including the Canberra Times and Newcastle Herald, as well as a significant property portfolio.

Thorney Investment Group Australia Pty Ltd operates as an investment management firm. The Company offers asset management, research analysis, portfolio construction, financial planning, and advisory services. Thorney Investment Group serves clients in Australia.

Led by Corporate and M&A Partner Jeremy Leibler (Picture), the cross practice team advising Mr Catalano and Thorney included Corporate/M&A Senior Associates Rebecca Zwier and Scott Phillips, Property and Development Senior Associate Gia Cari and Workplace Advisory Senior Associate Melanie Smith.

Involved fees earner: Gia Cari – Arnold Bloch Leibler; Jeremy Leibler – Arnold Bloch Leibler; Scott Phillips – Arnold Bloch Leibler; Rebecca Zwier – Arnold Bloch Leibler;

Law Firms: Arnold Bloch Leibler;

Clients: Antony Catalano; Thorney Investment Group Australia Pty Ltd;

Author: Michael Patrini