About Scott McCoy
Scott has experience acting for lenders, borrowers and sponsors in relation to all types of debt finance, specialising in project and infrastructure finance (including PPPs), debt capital markets and acquisition finance, as well as general corporate finance.
Scott's relevant infrastructure finance experience includes advising on successful bids for the ANU and Melbourne University student accommodation portfolios, Cross River Rail PPP, Capital Metro PPP, the North West Rail Link PPP, New Generation Passenger Rolling Stock PPP, and Wiri Men's Prison PPP. Scott has also acted for sponsors and senior financiers on bids for multiple other PPPs including Melbourne Metro PPP, Grafton Prison PPP, High Capacity Metro Transit PPP, Sydney Light Rail PPP and East West Link PPP, as well as acting for financiers on bids in the NSW Social and Affordable Housing Fund Phase 1 and 2.
Recent Energy projects on which Scott has worked include acting for the Sponsors on the financing of the Stockyard Hill Wind Farm and Gullen Range Wind Farm, and the financiers on Biala Wind Farm, White Rock Wind Farm, White Rock Solar Farm, and Moorabool North Wind Farm. Scott has advised the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility since its inception, both as to policy and procedure issues, and on many of its initial financings, including a subordinated loan to Onslow Marine Support Base, and financing for Voyages Indigenous Tourism.
Scott has acted on a number of high-profile acquisitions, including Speedcast International's acquisition of Harris CapRock and UltiSat (and subsequential Term Loan B refinancing), the acquisition by Quadrant Energy of the Apache Energy Oil and Gas assets, the financiers on SPIC's acquisition of Pacific Hydro from IFM, the Apollo/Leighton Holdings acquisition of Leighton Services, the acquisition of Ingham's Enterprises by US private equity firm TPG Capital, and for the financiers to a bidding consortium for the SA Land Titles unit and for the Newcastle Port in connection with its privatisation by the NSW Government.
In the debt capital markets area, Scott has advised financial institutions and corporates on Australian and Euro bond programs, as well as US private placements. This includes advising GPT on its AMTN program and establishing its STN program, Mirvac on the establishment of its EMTN program, and FIIG Securities as arranger of multiple issuances, including for Next Generation Clubs, Elanor Funds Management, CF Asia Pacific Group, RSEA and Integrated Packaging Group. Scott started his career at Allens and rejoined in 2011, having spent six years in the UK. During that time, he worked first for a magic circle firm, before gaining extensive commercial experience as a director in loan structuring and execution teams at the Royal Bank of Scotland, where he worked on a range of major transactions, including structuring and restructuring multi-tranched syndicated debt with complex hedging and securitised senior loans.