Tattarang’s Purchase Of R.M. Williams


Clayton Utz has advised Tattarang on the deal.

Tattarang, one of Australia’s largest private investment groups owned by Andrew and Nicola Forrest, acquired the iconic Australian company R.M. Williams from L Catterton, the largest consumer focused private equity firm in the world.

R.M. Williams was founded in 1932 by bushman and entrepreneur Reginald Murray ‘R.M. Williams’ and is one of Australia’s most iconic brands, famous for handcrafting the best boots in the world in its Adelaide workshop.

Corporate partner Mark Paganin (Picture) and special counsel Stephen Neale led the firm’s team, with key support from special counsel Scott Girdler and lawyer Georgia Denny. Other core team members included partner Peter Feros and special counsel Cameron Forbes (Tax), and partner David Gerber and special counsel Craig Hine (W&I insurance).

Involved fees earner: Georgia Denny – Clayton Utz; Peter Feros – Clayton Utz; Cameron Forbes – Clayton Utz; David Gerber – Clayton Utz; Scott Girdler – Clayton Utz; Craig Hine – Clayton Utz; Mark Paganin – Clayton Utz; Stephen Neale – Clayton Utz;

Law Firms: Clayton Utz;

Clients: Tattarang;

Author: Michael Patrini