Banking & Finance

Acquisition & Leveraged Finance

  • We structure, negotiate and document deals in a timely and efficient manner
  • We are pro-active, can-do, efficient, commercial and solutions-oriented
  • We focus on delivering your key commercial objectives
  • We have an exceptional team of lawyers who seamlessly integrate expertise from other areas of the firm where required

Our market leading experience means we bring the latest market developments and insights and broad sector expertise to any transaction.

Our track record

We act for the whole spectrum of industry players, including financiers, global, regional and domestic private equity sponsors, asset managers, mezzanine finance providers and corporates.

Our expertise

We regularly advise on:

  • Debt Financing on Private M&A and Take-Private Transactions
  • Bank Debt, Unitranches, Covenanted & Cov-Lite Term Loan Bs, Sustainability Linked Financings, IPO Facilities
  • Incremental & Additional Debt Facilities to Support Bolt-Ons / Dividend Recapitisations.

Our experience includes:

For Sponsors

  • BGH Capital: take-privates of Village Roadshow and Abano groups (and bid for 1300 Smiles), and on its acquisition of Healius Medical Centres.
  • Brookfield: dual-track scheme / Ch 6 takeover of Healthscope Ltd.
  • KKR: Australian Venue Company (including debt facilities for their Queensland hotel joint venture with Coles), Findex group investment, IPO financings for Latitude Group and Pepper Group.
  • Navis Capital: its $710m acquisition of Device Technologies Australia.
  • PAG Asia Capital: bid for a healthcare asset, The Cheesecake Shop and Craveable Brands.
  • KKR/GenesisCare group: on Asia-Pacific’s first A$790 million stapled financing in conjunction with its A$1.7 billion sale to the China Resources / Macquarie Group consortium.

For Lenders

  • Barclays Capital: as underwriter of Australia’s first AUD Term Loan B financing of Apollo / CIMIC’s acquisition of Ventia (2014) and various subsequent refinancings / incremental facilities including to fund Ventia’s purchase of Broadspectrum from Ferrovial.
  • Goldman Sachs: as underwriter of First Lien / Second Lien Term Loan B financing of Baring Private Equity’s take private of SAI Global.
  • Bank of America: as underwriter of First Lien / Second Lien Term Loan B financing of Madison Dearborn Partners’ acquisition of disability employment services business APM.
  • Goldman Sachs: as underwriter of First Lien / Second Lien Term Loan B financing of Pacific Equity Partners’ take private of software and technology company Citadel Group Limited.
  • Goldman Sachs: as lead arranger of the Australian Technology Innovators’ original cov-lite Term Loan B (the first Australian law governed corporate cov-lite TLB), and various incremental facilities since including ATI’s acquisition of Groundsure.
  • Goldman Sachs: as underwriter of Bain Capital’s Only About Children unitranche.

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