Caitlin Chiu




As a market-leading corporate and acquisition finance specialist, Caitlin regularly acts on a wide range of high-value transactions for borrowers and lenders. These include syndicated facilities, bilateral loans, take-privates, senior bank debt, subordinated debt, mezzanine debt, mezzanine holdco debt, unitranche loans, equity bridge facilities, capital call facilities and shareholder loans.

Caitlin has extensive experience acting on behalf of sponsors, senior and mezzanine lenders, private equity funds, super funds and debt funds across the construction, energy and resources, healthcare, leisure, property, public infrastructure and other sectors.

Caitlin is a member of the Law Institute of Victoria.

*Joining the partnership in July 2024.

Key deals

Bain Capital’s debt facilities

Advised the Mandated Lead Arrangers (MLAs) in respect of debt facilities being provided to Bain Capital to fund the proposed take-private acquisition of aged care operator Estia Health Limited (ASX:EHE) (Estia) for an enterprise value of A$959 million.

Foxtel group’s syndicated facilities

Advised the Mandated Lead Arrangers and Bookrunners (MLABs) and syndicate lenders in relation to the provision of ~A$1.2 billion of syndicated facilities provided to the Foxtel group.

Lenders to Liverpool Partners

Advised the lenders to Liverpool Partners in relation to the acquisition of all the shares in Adora Fertility and Genea, companies that supply fertility services such as In Vitro Fertilisation and ovulation induction.

CBA, Metrics Credit Partners, Sumitomo Mitsui and Westpac

Advised Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Metrics Credit Partners, Sumitomo Mitsui, and Westpac (the original financiers) in respect of A$250 million debt facilities provided to Crescent Capital to fund its acquisition of a large engineering company Bremick and its subsidiaries.

Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs

Australian counsel to Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs (as the lenders) to UK private equity firm, CapVest Partners, for its takeover bid for Virtus Health, including documenting facilities which allowed for the bid to occur by way of either a scheme of arrangement or, if the scheme was not approved, an off-market takeover offer.

Senior lenders to Kinetic bus group

Advised senior lenders to Kinetic bus group on acquisition and corporate finance facilities including recent $1.1 billion refinancing.