About Lisa Zhou
Lisa specialises in project finance, property finance and corporate and acquisition finance.
She advises financiers, sponsors and borrowers across a range of sectors, including renewable energy, real estate, funds, healthcare (including aged care and retirement living), infrastructure and telecommunications.
Lisa is based in Melbourne, but is originally from Beijing, China, and speaks Mandarin.
Lisa's transactional experience includes advising:
- AGL, Future Fund and QIC – several project financings including of the Broken Hill and Nyngan Solar Plants, and the construction of the 200 MW Silverton Wind Farm and the 460 MW Coopers Gap Wind Farm.
- CBA, Clean Energy Finance Corporation and Nord LB – portfolio development financing, with 15 and 18 year debt tenors, of the Hamilton, Gannawarra and Whitsunday Solar Farms with a total generation capacity of 198 MWp.
- ACCIONA – various project financings, including of the Gunning and Waubra Wind Farms, and the Royalla Solar Farm.
- M2 Group – financing of its acquisition of Call Plus Group and 2Talk Limited, its subsequent $3 billion merger with Vocus Communications and the refinancing of the merged group's A$1.07 billion and NZ$160 million bank debt facilities.
- Lenders to Vicinity Centres – refinancing of A$5.1 billion of bank debt facilities for the Federation Centres and Novion merged group (now known as Vicinity Centres).
- Lenders to Growthpoint Properties – refinancing of its A$925 million syndicated bank debt facilities.
- Blue Sky Private Real Estate and Goldman Sachs Asia Special Situations Group – a series of construction financings of student accommodation projects.
- Financier to ISPT and Galileo Group – construction financing of three residential apartment towers known as "Metro Apartments", comprising more than 500 apartments in Chatswood Transport Interchange in New South Wales.
- Natixis – development financing of the 14,000 kilometre Hawaiki submarine internet cable system with 30 Tbps of capacity, connecting Australia, New Zealand and the United States.
- Private placement investors to Transurban – Transurban's A$460 million refinancing of its bank and private placement debt facilities for the Lane Cove Tunnel.
- REST Industry Super – its first direct debt lending to Transurban Queensland in connection with the Queensland Motorways Group, achieving a debt tenor of 15 years.