We offer highly tailored advice and solutions to our corporate and investor clients in all types of liability-driven capital structure situations and challenges. Our services include debt reduction, covenant modifications, maturity extensions, liability management, distressed sales and corporate strategy. Since inception, the team has advised on over $27bn in credit re-capitalisation and restructuring for clients include number of high-profile transactions.

Previous engagements include:

  • The restructuring of Centro Properties Group worth $9.7bn 
  • The acquisition and re-financing of Nine Entertainment by Oaktree Capital and Apollo for $3.4bn 
  • The re-capitalisation and re-financing of Reliance Rail worth $2.0bn
  • The TPG-led consortium on the re-structure of Alinta Energy for $1.5bn
  • The re-structure of Bis Industries worth $1.1bn 
  • The merger and re-capitalisation of Orionstone, Emeco and Andy’s Earthmovers worth $663m

Separating a UK and Australian business

Case Study

The challenge

The Corporate Advisory team advised Slater & Gordon on its $782 recapitalisation and restructure, separating the UK and Australian business to deliver stability to the Group and a strategic pathway back to profitability.

 

The outcome

The transaction demonstrated our ability to:

  • Asset a professional services/ human capital asset backed organisation through a sensitive reorganisation in Australia and the UK preserving clients and assisting in staff retention.
  • Deconstruct a complex operational and financial business model with subsequent explanation to a wide range of stakeholders (lenders, shareholders, staff and class action claimants) to secure support for a transaction.
  • Design and execute a complex deleveraging and demerger which also dealt with live class action litigation and cross-border platform separation.

Corporate Advisory team

A team of 40 professionals in Sydney and Melbourne.

Meet the team