Graeme is a banking lawyer with substantial experience in a wide range of structured finance and corporate finance transactions. 

Graeme's experience includes:

  • syndicated and bilateral corporate finance and acquisition finance;
  • syndicated and bilateral asset finance and asset based lending including receivables financing and inventory financing;
  • trade and commodity finance;
  • debt portfolio acquisitions;
  • debt restructuring and distressed transactions.

He has particular expertise in the application of the Personal Property Securities Act.  He has also practised at major firms in New York and South Africa.

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Corporate Finance

Downer EDI Limited

  • Advising on the acquisition financing and target debt aspects of its +A$1bn unsolicited takeover bid for Spotless.
  • Advising on its Syndicated Bonding Facility.
  • Advising on the 2016 amendment and extension of its A$400m Syndicated Facility.
  • Advising on its 2013 A$400m Syndicated Facility.
  • Advising on establishment of a Common Terms Deed.

Global advisory and investment firm

  • $25m syndicated borrowing base facility to a mining services group.
  • Borrowing base facility provided to a distressed retailer.

PPS Act: Advising numerous clients across a variety of industries on PPS issues and documentation arising under specific transactions.

Cleanaway: Advising on its 2014 $400m syndicated facility and transition from a secured to an unsecured credit platform.

 

CPPIB: Advising on a $100m secured loan to an iron ore company.

 

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Asset Finance

Major Australian Bank

  • Advising on a $170m syndicated yellow goods fleet lease financing to a major mining services and leasing company.
  • Advising on a $140m master lease financing of a fleet of around 700 pieces of equipment to a leasing company.

Australian Asset Investment Company: Advising on the debt and security aspects of several electricity meter financing arrangements.

Efic: Advising in relation to the secured equipment loan provided to the Administrators of Arrium in relation to the Whyalla Mining Operations.

Major Australian Bank: Advising on a sale and leaseback transaction in respect of medical equipment 

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Debt Trading and Special Situation Investing

Syndicate of lenders: Advising the syndicate in connection with the restructuring of the facilities provided to Redbank including standstill arrangements and ultimately appointment of receivers.

Bain Capital Credit and Deutsche Bank: advising on the acquisition of the A$1.9bn GE commercial finance business in Australia, comprising a leveraged and sponsor finance book, a debtor finance book, an asset based lending book, an equipment loan and equipment leasing book and an aircraft loan and aircraft leasing book.

Efic: Advising in relation to the secured equipment loan provided to the Administrators of Arrium in relation to the Whyalla Mining Operations.

Bain Capital Credit: Advising on the acquisition and financing of the acquisition of a portfolio of performing and non-performing loans from BOSI. 

See Debt Trading and Special Situation Investing

Structured Finance

A syndicate of Australian banks:

  • Advising on an A$800m syndicated inventory financing (SIF) for Graincorp, at the time the largest SIF transaction in the Australian market.
  • Advising on a combined US$80m participation in a sugar sale and repurchase facility provided to Queensland Sugar Limited.

Challenger:

  • Advising on a structured receivables finance facility provided to a working capital financier.
  • Advising on a structured receivables finance facility provided to a small business financier.

 

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