Buy-Side Transactions

Leading Australian Hotel Advisers With Over 25 Years Experience and 650+ Projects

Transaction Experience

Experience gained from over $2 billion in transactions including selling, buying and preparing assets and portfolios for exit. Dransfield offers a unique and diverse skill set that achieves transaction outcomes above expectations. Dransfield identify credible best uses and create structured transactions to unlock special value. By creating value we close price gaps and resolve objections using our specialist knowledge and resources. Dransfield add value prior to market presentation to improve asset attractiveness, ease assessment and increase competitive tension. Options can include preparing redevelopment schemes or securing vacant possession. Whilst we undertake specific roles, we are often retained to manage the entire transaction on behalf of vendors and purchasers. Dransfield bring ownership to transaction management.

Purchaser Due-Diligence

Dransfield have undertaken acquisition and pre-investment due diligence on hundreds of occasions for clients and also as principals.

We have structured methodologies and checklists that enable us to efficiently and completely identify and manage risks including price adjustments where necessary.

We have considerable experience in leading and working with bid teams. We know what to ask and what the answer means. We can provide a complete Transaction Management service.

Our experience and stored knowledge is invaluable in identifying pre-purchase opportunities, assessing risk and managing acquisitions. The key services where Dransfield can offer assistance include: 

  • Acquisition
  • Full transaction service
  • Re-Development Options
  • Asset Analysis


Dransfield have been involved or exposed to most of Australia's major leasehold transactions over the last 20 years. 

We understand the real commercial impact of lease terms and help create leasehold structures that work and add value for both the lessor and lessee.  In particular, we understand the impact leasehold has on capital expenditure decisions. The key services where Dransfield can offer assistance include:  

  • Leasing up and exit transaction management
  • Breach Analysis
  • Removal of delinquent leases
  • Financial Term Assessment

Buy Side Acquisition Projects

  • Accor Acquisition of Mantra - Acquisition of the largest Australian hotel company
  • Mirvac Hotel Group for Accor Hotels - EV over $250m, 48 Hotels, multiple asset types and vehicles
  • Discovery Group -  $155m EV, urgent two week decision timetable
  • Bell City - Commercial due diligence on Australia's largest hotel
  • Cradle Mountain Lodge - Financial due diligence on Australia's largest hotel
  • Approached by Many Potential New Investor Groups - Advice on market conditions and investment opportunities
  • Dransfield have been involved in many more acquisition projects. Contact us to find out more.

Completed Projects