Case Studies

Sale of public transport company in Queensland

Piper Alderman advised on the Rothery family on the sale of their Rockhampton bus transportation services, Rothery's Coaches, to ComfortDelGro Corporation Australis (CDC).

Team: Maria Capati, Kara Pennisi

Service: Corporate & Commercial | Mergers & Acquisitions
Sector: Transport & Logistics

Rothery’s Coaches has provided services to the region since 1977 and is renowned for their iconic fleet of coaches, including one of the rare Denning decker buses in Queensland.  They currently provide bus transport services to the Central Queensland region, with their key clients being the Department of Transport and Main Roads, Acciona and Queensland Rail.

Piper Alderman advised the Rothery family on the sale of their Rockhampton bus transportation business, Rothery’s Coaches in Queensland, to ComfortDelGro Corporation Australia (CDC). The legal team experienced in mergers and acquisitions, advised on all aspects of the transaction.

Client feedback

Nicky Rothery of Rothery’s Coaches said:

“The Rothery family recently required the services of a lawyer to assist with the sale of our business.  Not knowing anyone directly that specialises in our sector, our accountant suggested Maria Capati at Piper Alderman.  We are so glad that we made that choice.  Maria (along with her team at PA) is wonderful to deal with.  She guides you through the sometimes difficult process with ease, always keeping you informed about any and all developments that occur; and always with the best outcome for her client in mind.  Maria is prompt to return correspondence and happy to answer the most basic questions of legal novices such as ourselves.  We couldn’t recommend Maria highly enough.”