He acts for non-bank lenders, senior bank syndicates, mezzanine lenders, underwriters, offshore purchasers and private equity funds on Australian and cross-border acquisitions, leveraged buy-outs and general corporate finance.
Stewart’s expertise also includes term loan B, Unitranche, first/second lien loans, syndicated and bilateral finance transactions across a wide range of industries; acquisition of distressed competitor assets; complex debt restructuring; property acquisition, development, construction and project funding; and onshore and offshore lending to REITs and property groups.
Amongst his headline deals are the restructuring of Greenlit Brands, acquisition funding for the divestment of Healthscope Limited's medical real estate as part of the Brookfield takeover, Oil Search Limited's self arranged syndicated facilities and acting for the syndicate of lenders to Cochlear Limited, SEEK Limited, THINK Limited, iiNet Limited and AWE Limited.
His leading client list includes Bain Capital, PEP, Affinity, Adamantem, Oil Search Limited, Barclays, Greenlit Brands, Investec, ANZ, CBA, NAB, and Westpac.
Stewart’s excellent track record is recognised by major legal directories with Chambers Global and Chambers Asia Pacific naming him a leading lawyer for acquisition finance.