Geoff Geha is a partner in our banking group specialising in corporate and leveraged finance. He has acted for both borrowers and lenders across a range of industries.

In addition to his local experience, which includes many of Australia's most significant leveraged finance transactions, Geoff worked in London for several years where he gained valuable global expertise.

Clients have praised his ability to "work through the intricacies in a very practical and commercial way" and he is ranked as a leading lawyer by Asialaw, Chambers Asia-Pacific and IFLR 1000.

Geoff sits on the documentation committee of the Australian branch of the APLMA.

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Banking and Finance

Super A-Mart: Geoff acted for Quadrant and Ironbridge in connection with the senior and mezzanine financing for the combined Super A-Mart and BBQs Galore businesses following the acquisition of a majority stake by Quadrant.

MYOB: Geoff acted for MYOB, a Bain Capital investment, in connection with the issue of $155 million listed retail subordinated notes. The notes were issued to partially prepay the senior facilities used to fund the original acquisition of MYOB in 2011 and to fund a return of capital.

 

oOh!media: Geoff acted for CHAMP on the leveraged financing of its acquisition of oOh!media by scheme of arrangement and its subsequent acquisition of Eye Corp.

 

Seven West Media: Geoff acted for a syndicate of lenders in connection with $2.075 billion of facilities to the Seven West Media group.

 

Bain Capital/MYOB: Geoff acted for Bain Capital on the leveraged financing of its $1.3 billion acquisition of MYOB, Australia’s largest LBO for 2011.

 

GTV: Geoff acted for NAB and Westpac on the financing of the acquisition by Catalyst’s portfolio company, GTV, of the Cutting Edge outside broadcasting division.

 

Myer IPO: Geoff acted for ANZ, CBA, NAB, Westpac and others in relation to $670 million of post-IPO facilities for Myer.

 

PBL Media: Geoff acted for PBL Media on the 2008 restructuring of its approximately $3.5 billion of senior facilities and approximately $700 million of mezzanine notes, including a buy back of senior debt.

 

Macquarie Media Group: Geoff acted for Macquarie Media Group (now Southern Cross Media Group) on the $1.1 billion financing of its acquisition of Southern Cross by scheme of arrangement.

 

Seven Media Group: Geoff acted for Morgan Stanley, Mizuho, Goldman Sachs and Citigroup in relation to the $2.55 billion senior financing of the Seven Media Group joint venture between Seven Network and KKR, including the negotiation of intercreditor terms with subordinated noteholders.


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Corporate Finance

Super A-Mart: Geoff acted for Quadrant and Ironbridge in connection with the senior and mezzanine financing for the combined Super A-Mart and BBQs Galore businesses following the acquisition of a majority stake by Quadrant.

 

MYOB: Geoff acted for MYOB, a Bain Capital investment, in connection with the issue of $155 million listed retail subordinated notes. The notes were issued to partially prepay the senior facilities used to fund the original acquisition of MYOB in 2011 and to fund a return of capital.

 

oOh!media: Geoff acted for CHAMP on the leveraged financing of its acquisition of oOh!media by scheme of arrangement and its subsequent acquisition of Eye Corp.

 

Seven West Media: Geoff acted for a syndicate of lenders in connection with $2.075 billion of facilities to the Seven West Media group.

 

Bain Capital/MYOB: Geoff acted for Bain Capital on the leveraged financing of its $1.3 billion acquisition of MYOB, Australia’s largest LBO for 2011.

 

GTV: Geoff acted for NAB and Westpac on the financing of the acquisition by Catalyst’s portfolio company, GTV, of the Cutting Edge outside broadcasting division.

 

Myer IPO: Geoff acted for ANZ, CBA, NAB, Westpac and others in relation to $670 million of post-IPO facilities for Myer.

 

PBL Media: Geoff acted for PBL Media on the 2008 restructuring of its approximately $3.5 billion of senior facilities and approximately $700 million of mezzanine notes, including a buy back of senior debt.

 

Macquarie Media Group: Geoff acted for Macquarie Media Group (now Southern Cross Media Group) on the $1.1 billion financing of its acquisition of Southern Cross by scheme of arrangement.

 

Seven Media Group: Geoff acted for Morgan Stanley, Mizuho, Goldman Sachs and Citigroup in relation to the $2.55 billion senior financing of the Seven Media Group joint venture between Seven Network and KKR, including the negotiation of intercreditor terms with subordinated noteholders.

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Leveraged Finance

Super A-Mart: Geoff acted for Quadrant and Ironbridge in connection with the senior and mezzanine financing for the combined Super A-Mart and BBQs Galore businesses following the acquisition of a majority stake by Quadrant.

 

MYOB: Geoff acted for MYOB, a Bain Capital investment, in connection with the issue of $155 million listed retail subordinated notes. The notes were issued to partially prepay the senior facilities used to fund the original acquisition of MYOB in 2011 and to fund a return of capital.

 

oOh!media: Geoff acted for CHAMP on the leveraged financing of its acquisition of oOh!media by scheme of arrangement and its subsequent acquisition of Eye Corp.

 

Bain Capital/MYOB: Geoff acted for Bain Capital on the leveraged financing of its $1.3 billion acquisition of MYOB, Australia’s largest LBO for 2011.

 

PBL Media: Geoff acted for PBL Media on the 2008 restructuring of its approximately $3.5 billion of senior facilities and approximately $700 million of mezzanine notes, including a buy back of senior debt.

 

Seven Media Group: Geoff acted for Morgan Stanley, Mizuho, Goldman Sachs and Citigroup in relation to the $2.55 billion senior financing of the Seven Media Group joint venture between Seven Network and KKR, including the negotiation of intercreditor terms with subordinated noteholders.

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Private Equity

Super A-Mart: Geoff acted for Quadrant and Ironbridge in connection with the senior and mezzanine financing for the combined Super A-Mart and BBQs Galore businesses following the acquisition of a majority stake by Quadrant.

 

MYOB: Geoff acted for MYOB, a Bain Capital investment, in connection with the issue of $155 million listed retail subordinated notes. The notes were issued to partially prepay the senior facilities used to fund the original acquisition of MYOB in 2011 and to fund a return of capital.

 

oOh!media: Geoff acted for CHAMP on the leveraged financing of its acquisition of oOh!media by scheme of arrangement and its subsequent acquisition of Eye Corp.

 

Bain Capital/MYOB: Geoff acted for Bain Capital on the leveraged financing of its $1.3 billion acquisition of MYOB, Australia’s largest LBO for 2011.

 

GTV: Geoff acted for NAB and Westpac on the financing of the acquisition by Catalyst’s portfolio company, GTV, of the Cutting Edge outside broadcasting division.

 

Seven Media Group: Geoff acted for Morgan Stanley, Mizuho, Goldman Sachs and Citigroup in relation to the $2.55 billion senior financing of the Seven Media Group joint venture between Seven Network and KKR, including the negotiation of intercreditor terms with subordinated noteholders.

See Private Equity

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