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Alastair Gourlay

Alastair Gourlay


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Alastair Gourlay

Alastair Gourlay specialises in acquisition finance, corporate lending, funds finance, real estate finance and financing by alternative capital providers. He has represented many of the world's leading financial institutions, sponsors and corporates across a wide range of transactions and sectors in Australia and internationally. 

  • Barclays as arranger of a A$250 million financing for Iron Mountain Australia, Australia’s first ever all Australian dollar Term Loan B, governed by Australian law
  • Natures Care China Jianyin Investment Limited, JIC Huawen Investment Limited and Tamar Alliance Capital on the financing of its acquisition of a majority stake in Nature’s Care Manufacture Pty Ltd from the Wu Family
  • The arrangers on the USD4.5 billion take-private acquisition financing of GLP (listed in Singapore) by a consortium led by Hopu and Hillhouse
  • CVC Capital Partners on the financing of its US$1.1 billion privatisation of the Hong Kong listed Nirvana Asia Ltd, Asia’s largest funeral and bereavement care provider, via a Cayman Islands scheme of arrangement
  • Health & Happiness (formerly Biostime International) (listed in Hong Kong) on its bridge to bond financing for the acquisition of the Swisse minority and bank/bond US$845,000,000 combination refinancing
  • An international fund manager on various real estate acquisition financings in Australia including utilising non-Bank senior debt and subordinated debt to acquire a commercial office building in Melbourne
  • OCP Asia, an Asian credit fund, on its subscription for notes and equity in AJ Lucas Limited, an Australian listed oil and gas services company and its subscription of notes for the acquisition financing out of administration of National Plant & Equipment Pty Ltd, an Australian equipment company
  • Barclays as arranger of a A$900 million acquisition financing for Ventia, Apollo’s joint venture with Leighton Holdings, Australia’s first ever Australian dollar Term Loan B
  • the European and APAC lending syndicates on global bank financings for Ramsay Health Care and Sonic Healthcare, both Australian global healthcare providers
  • a US hedge fund on its real estate lending portfolio in Australia, including its funding of the Park House residential development in Melbourne
  • Fortress on margin lending to an Asian hedge fund backed by shares listed on the London Stock Exchange and on Nasdaq
  • An Australian government owned fund on the fund financing of its A$2 billion global infrastructure fund
  • the financiers on the construction and real estate finance of a marine research centre in Australia
  • Citibank and Deutsche on a World Bank backed financing into the Republic of Macedonia
  • Apollo on a multi-billion dollar pan-European buy out of distressed real estate financings and securitisations from Credit Suisse
  • a number of oil and gas reserve based lending deals including acting for Barclays on a financing into the Jubilee oil field in Ghana
  • Goldman Sachs and the International Finance Corporation on a financing into an oil and gas service company
  • China Development Bank on a multi-billion dollar financing into Petrobras, Brazil’s state owned oil and gas company
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Career and qualifications

  • University of Glasgow (Scots Law, LLB) 2001
  • Admitted as a solicitor in England & Wales 2005
  • Joined Clifford Chance 2006

Professional bodies

  • The Law Society of England and Wales
  • Loan Market Association (LMA)
  • Asia Pacific Loan Market Association (APLMA)