Profile of Mark Kidston

Mark Kidston

Partner, LLB (Hons)

About Mark Kidston

Mark specializes in leveraged finance, property finance and corporate finance. He is head of Allens' Leveraged Finance Group. Clients particularly appreciate his clear and commercial approach and ability to provide problem-solving solutions.

He advised unitranche lenders on TPG's recent acquisition of Novotech and advised borrower Bain on a unitranche financed bid for Laser Clinics Australia. Mark advised PEP on their financings for Patties Foods and Australian Wholefoods. He also acted for Bain on the financing of their acquisition of Camp Australia.

Mark regularly advises lenders on Private Equity transactions. He advised lenders to PEP on their acquisitions of iNova and Allied Mills and lenders to Quadrant on their acquisition of Superior Foods. Mark advised on the financings for KKR's exit from Genesis Care, Quadrant's acquisition of Fitness First, Goodlife and Jetts gyms, and Goldman Sachs on their financings for Swisse Vitamins.

Mark advises Charter Hall and Goodman on capital markets, corporate and property facilities and acts for lenders on real estate transactions including financings of the Eynesbury residential development, Sheraton Mirage, Host Hotel in Perth and Grocon.

He advises on many corporate debt facilities including recently for NRMA, Brisbane Airport, Asciano, AGL and Woolworths.

Mark is ranked by Chambers for both leveraged finance and property finance.