He acts for senior bank syndicates, mezzanine lenders, offshore purchasers and private equity funds on Australian and cross-border acquisitions, leveraged buy-outs and general corporate finance, as well as for financiers and arrangers on structured property finance transactions.
Stewart’s expertise also includes 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 is the PBL/Nine Media deal, Petbarn's acquisition of City Farmers, GHD's offshore merger with Conestoga-Rovers, Oil Search Limited's self arranged syndicated facilities and acting for the syndicate of lenders to Hastie Limited, SEEK Limited, iiNet Limited and AWE Limited.
His leading client list includes ANZ, CBA, J.P. Morgan, NAB, Oil Search Limited, Propel Investments, Quadrant 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.