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MinterEllison has one of the leading structured finance practices in Australia.
Over recent years, we have developed a strong practice with broad market coverage. Our team has the depth and breadth of expertise to deliver a full range of top quality, timely and cost-effective legal services to issuers, borrowers, arrangers, funders, lessees, lessor, trustees and service providers.
We specialise in securitisation, debt capital markets, derivatives and asset finance.
Advised Cromwell on a guaranteed €150 million fixed rate Convertible Bond for a term of five years. The Convertible Bonds are listed on the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited.
Acted together with Allen & Overy as joint legal advisers to the Lloyds Banking Group on the sale of its Australian asset finance business, Capital Finance Australia Ltd (CFAL), and its corporate loan portfolio, BOS International Australia Ltd (BOSI) to Westpac Banking Corporation for approximately A$1.55 billion in total. The sale comprises a motor vehicle finance book of A$3.9 billion, equipment finance book of A$2.9 billion and a corporate loan portfolio of A$1.6 billion.
Advised Qantas on the funding for the acquisition of three Boeing 737 aircraft. This involved the use of a multiple tranche facility in both Australia and New Zealand.
Acting for mandated lead arrangers and bookrunners and lender group, including major domestic and international banks, on facilities of up to A$2 billion to Cromwell Property Group secured by a portfolio of commercial property assets throughout Australia.
Australian Unity Limited: Acted on a A$230 million syndicated refinancing as part of Australian Unity's acquisition of Westpac Funds Management Limited and, in particular, its Diversified Property Fund
To provide funding to the CSC Treasury Trust for on-lending to the ARIA Property Fund and PSS/CSS A Property Trust.