Profile of Warwick Newell

Warwick Newell

Partner, BCom (Hons) LLB (Hons) Grad Dip Financial Markets

About Warwick Newell

Warwick advises on a broad range of transactions across the banking and finance market, with particular expertise in acquisition and leveraged finance, restructurings and workouts, property finance and corporate finance. Warwick acts for a range of lenders in the Australian market (across the bank, fund and private lending spheres), along with a number of ASX listed and privately owned companies, and is recognised for his commercial and solutions-based approach to addressing legal issues alongside his deal and project management skills.

Warwick's recent experience in the acquisition finance space includes acting for the senior lenders supporting PEP/Carlyle's acquisition of iNova Pharmaceuticals (one of the first unitranche transactions to be completed in the Australian market), the senior lenders to an underbidder for Genesis Care, the senior lenders to Bega on its purchase of the Vegemite business from Mondelez, and borrowers such as Vocus and Bapcor on their acquisition facilities.

Warwick has also been involved in a number of high-profile restructuring transactions, including advising the senior lenders to McAleese, BIS Industries, Aeris Resources, Elders and Centro. In addition to these restructurings, Warwick has recently advised on a number of restructuring situations across the retail, manufacturing, agricultural and property sectors and has acted for various senior lenders on a number of loan-to-own transactions.

Warwick also advises lenders and borrowers on cross border and domestic syndicated, club and bilateral transactions in the corporate and property finance market. He has recently acted for borrowers, including Newcrest, Vocus, Bapcor, Blue Sky Private Equity, Pacific Hydro, McMillan Shakespeare, and the lenders to Vicinity Centres, Transurban, Elders, Growthpoint Properties and Melbourne Airport, alongside various roles acting as Australian counsel on offshore corporate and acquisition financing transactions.