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Clayton Utz

Banking & Finance

3 ranked lawyersBand 2AustraliaAsia-Pacific 2022 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Clayton Utz has a considerable reputation for acquisition financing arrangements and the refinancing of corporate facilities. Advises a variety of borrowers and financiers on the financing of property acquisitions and developments with complex and cross-jurisdictional elements. Acts on large-scale domestic and cross-border financing for an impressive list of banking, investment and brokerage clients. Offers clients a full range of integrated services across the commercial and front-end banking practice areas to support clients on major LBO, MBO and IPO mandates.

Strengths

A client praises the team's high level of service, saying: "They have deep technical knowledge and they offer a very personal service, being friendly and approachable - they go above and beyond to meet timelines and deliverables and they manage to keep their costs down through their understanding of the business and ability to leverage the wider firm's offering."

Another client highlights the team's "expertise, negotiation skills, flexibility and commerciality."

Work highlights

Clayton Utz acted for ATI Holdings in respect of the first-lien Term Loan B financing of an acquisition of Groundsure, a UK-based supplier of environmental searches, data, mapping and reports for the UK property market.

Notable practitioners

Alex Schlosser offers expertise in both acquisition and corporate finance. His clientele includes private equity firms, major banks and corporate borrowers.

Kathy Santikos enjoys a strong reputation for property finance work. "She is one of the best finance partners I have ever seen," comments a client, adding: "She is very experienced and responsive, and her service is considerably cost-effective as well."

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Australia

Banking & Finance: Acquisition Finance


Alex Schlosser
Band 2

Banking & Finance: Corporate Finance


Alex Schlosser
Band 2

Banking & Finance: Property Finance


Kathy Santikos
Band 2