Leveraged and Acquisition Finance

Our outstanding corporate finance team is driving innovation across the debt finance spectrum to meet the challenges of today's market.

We have a strong track-record in complex domestic and international finance transactions involving acquisitions, listings and corporate debt packages. We have forged a particularly solid reputation in mergers & acquisitions finance, leveraged finance, debt reconstruction, institutional finance, syndication finance and club and bilateral finance.

Anchorage Capital Partners acquisition of Dick Smith Electronics

Advised Australian private equity firm Anchorage Capital Partners on a share purchase agreement with Woolworths Limited to acquire Dick Smith Electronics. Under the agreement, Anchorage will purchase 100% of the business, including 327 stores employing more than 4,500 people. We subsequently advised Dick Smith Electronics on its successful $344.5 million Initial Public Offering on the Australian Stock Exchange.

Affinity Equity Partner's acquisition of Primo Smallgoods

Advised Affinity Equity Partners on the acquisition of a majority shareholding in Primo Smallgoods, Australia's largest producer of ham, bacon and small goods, alongside the founding family.

Allegro Funds acquisition of Vulcanite

Advised Allegro Funds on its acquisition of Vulcanite Pty Ltd, a leading supplier of engineered parts and equipment for passenger trains in Australia and internationally.

Infratil and New Zealand Superannuation Fund acquisition of RetireAustralia Group

Acted for the ASX & NZX listed Infratil Australia Limited and the New Zealand Superannuation Fund on the $640m acquisition of 100% of Brisbane based RetireAustralia group, Australia's fourth largest retirement village operator. Our role was to provide legal and taxation services to the bidder, including assistance with Australian and New Zealand legal, regulatory, finance, tax and stamp duty advice. We also provided advice in relation to the assumption of the existing debt arrangements.

Wesfarmers/Coles Group - Alphington Paper Mill

Acted for Wesfarmers' Coles Group on its funding in relation to the Alphington Paper Mill acquisition and redevelopment.