Profile of Tim Stewart

Tim Stewart

Partner, BEng (Hons) LLB

About Tim Stewart

Tim has experience acting for lenders, borrowers and sponsors in relation to all types of debt finance, including infrastructure and project financing, acquisition finance, restructuring and general corporate finance. This includes advising on all types of debt products including unitranche and term loan B (US and Australian).

A snapshot of Tim's experience is set out below:

Infrastructure and Projects
  • NSW Treasury on its sale of 51% of Westconnex.
  • The financiers to QIC on its acquisition of the Iona Gas Storage facility.
  • H.R.L. Morrison & Co (as manager and adviser), on the joint acquisition by Infratil and Commonwealth Superannuation Corporation of the Canberra Data Centre business.
  • Working with First Solar on the development and construction finance for the Manildra Solar Farm (financiers) and Beryl Solar Farm (sponsors).
  • Perth Airport and ConnectEast on the refinance and reorganisation of their debt facilities.
  • QIC, ADIA, IFM and GIP on its acquisition of the Port of Brisbane.
  • Various bids on infrastructure assets, including Port of Melbourne, Port Botany and Port Kembla, Port of Newcastle, Port of Darwin and the Sydney Desalination Plant.
Acquisition Finance
  • The financiers to the Pacific Equity Partners and Landis + Gyr owned Intellihub on its acquisition of the Acumen smart metering business form Origin Energy.
  • The financiers led by Goldman Sachs and Credit Suisse on the acquisition of Icon Cancer Care by Pagoda, QIC and Goldman Sachs PIA.
  • CCCC International Holdings on its acquisition financing and a $1billion bonding facility for its acquisition of the John Holland Group.
  • The initial purchasers on the US$725m senior notes issuance to American Industrial Partners for the acquisition of Arrium's MolyCop business.
  • The financiers to Blackstone on their acquisition of the Ixom Group (formerly the Orica Chemicals business) by way of term loan B.
Restructuring
  • The secured bond financiers to the Toys r Us group on the restructure of its debt facilities.
  • Commonwealth Bank of Australia in relation to its loan to the Ten Network Group.
  • the financiers to the East-West Connect consortium in respect of the award and subsequent cancellation of Melbourne's East West Link tollroad.
  • ANZ Stadium on the restructure of its debt with ANZ.
  • the financiers on the A$700 million (equivalent) financing of the Nine Entertainment Group scheme of arrangement by way of a term loan B.
  • the financiers on the A$1.38 billion (equivalent) the financing of the Alinta Energy group scheme of arrangement by way of term loan B.

Tim also works with a number of corporate clients advising on their financing arrangements, including OceanaGold, Iron Mountain, the financiers to Nine Entertainment Group and the financiers for Australian Gas Networks.

Tim is also the Chair of Allens' footprint and sustainability committee.