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 project finance experience includes advising the financiers on the North West Rail Link PPP, advising the Bombardier-led consortium on the New Generation Passenger Rolling Stock PPP, and advising financiers on the Wiri Men's Prison PPP, New Zealand's first major PPP. Scott has also acted for sponsors and senior financiers on bids for other PPPs including a bidding consortium on the Sydney Light Rail PPP, and financiers to a bidding consortium on the East West Link PPP, Queensland Schools PPP and the Sunshine Coast University Hospital PPP. Other recent project financings on which Scott has worked include acting for the Sponsors on the financing of a $300 million+ wind farm being developed by Goldwind International, and advising Osaka Gas on the financing of its interest in the Gorgon LNG Project.
Scott has acted on a number of high-profile acquisitions, including acting for the financiers to the Apollo/Leighton Holdings acquisition of Leighton Services, the senior financiers on the acquisition of Ingham's Enterprises by US private equity firm TPG Capital, and for the senior financiers to a bidding consortium 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 the joint lead managers of the $500 million project bond issuance by Adani Abbott Point Terminal.
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 advising on securitisation transactions, 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.