Leveraged & Acquisition Finance

Acquisition and leveraged finance structures continue to be more and more complex, hybrid and global.

Our specialist leveraged and acquisition finance team provides clients with innovative advice based off technical expertise, understanding of the commercial drivers, pragmatism, and strong transaction management skills.

Our team advise financiers, lenders, sponsors, and acquiring borrowers. We advise on acquisition financings of companies, leveraged buy-outs, trade purchases, recapitalisations, and other corporate lending transactions.

Our expertise covers senior, second-lien, mezzanine, and PIK debt, bridge-to-bond financings, and other take-out mechanisms.

Work Highlights

Acquisition of Vocus

We acted for Macquarie Infrastructure Asset Management / Aware Super on the funding for the A$2 billion acquisition of telecommunications giant Vocus.

Acquisition of 2degrees

We advised the financiers on the $1.7 billion acquisition of New Zealand telco provider 2degrees and its merger with Orcon.

Acquisition of Tuatahi First Fibre

We advised the syndicate lenders on the acquisition financing of First State Investment’s $854 million acquisition of Ultrafast Fibre (now Tuatahi First Fibre).

Acquisition of Waste Management

We advised the syndicate lenders on the acquisition financing of Igneo Infrastructure Partner’s $1.9 billion acquisition of Waste Management.

Acquisition of UDC

We advised Shinsei Bank on the financing of the $762 million acquisition of iconic New Zealand finance company, UDC.

Pushpay’s acquisition of Resi Media

We acted for BNZ on the financing of Pushpay's acquisition of Resi Media for US$150 million.