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Peter Kay is a banking and finance lawyer in the Melbourne finance group. He advises banks, financial institutions and corporate clients in wide ranging financial transactions. His practice spans acquisition finance, leveraged finance, corporate finance, mezzanine finance, property and construction finance.
He has particular expertise in acquisition and leveraged finance and has extensive experience acting in matters involving cross border transactions.
Peter's clients include, ANZ, Westpac, CBA, Wingate, Affinity Equity Partners and Pact Group.
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Peter acts for major financiers and corporate borrowers in a wide range of financing transactions, both bilateral and syndicated.
Recent transactions include syndicated debt financings for Pact Group, Village Roadshow and Austereo; equity bridge facilities for Kentor Gold; and acting for ANZ on debt facilities for Veyance Belting.
Peter has acted on leveraged finance transactions for many years, both in Australia and London. He acts for major financiers and private equity funds. Recent transactions include, syndicated debt facilities for the Affinity Equity Partners acquisition of Primo Smallgoods; CBA in relation to financing provided to Australian Sustainable Hardwoods on their acquisition of the Heyfield Timber Mill; Morgan Stanley on Australian law matters in relation to a US$1.25 cross border leveraged finance facility provided to First Reserve to fund the acquisition of CHC Helicopters; Carlyle Group on Australian aspects of its acquisition of Brintons; ANZ on acquisition finance facilities provided to Lazer Safe.
Peter acts for major financiers and specialist mezzanine debt funds on bilateral and syndicated transactions. Recent transactions include, BlackRock in relation to a $200m debt facility from Westpac; Westpac on debt facilities to support several Centro MCS syndicates; Westpac on debt facilities to ISPT to fund a land sub-division; Wingate Property Finance on several mezzanine debt transactions to provide mezzanine debt for residential apartment developments.