Simon Reid




Simon advises corporate clients, private equity sponsors and financial institutions on both international and domestic financings encompassing numerous asset types and structures (syndicated, bilateral, mezzanine etc). Simon’s primary areas of expertise are acquisition finance and property finance.

In addition to leading on financings originated in Australia, Simon has advised on the Australian law aspects of numerous cross-border deals originated overseas.

Simon is a member of the Asia Pacific Loan Market Association and the Banking and Financial Services Law Association.

Key deals

Propertylink Group Takeover

Acted for ESR on the financing of its public takeover and privatisation of Propertylink Group.

Ventura Bus Company

Acted for Ventura Motors on its refinancing of existing debt in connection with Ventura entering into new bus services contracts with Public Transport Victoria.

Quadrant Energy

Acted for the Brookfield and Macquarie consortium on the debt financing of their acquisition of the oil and gas business, Quadrant Energy.

Icon Group

Acted for the QIC, Pagoda, Goldman Sachs PIA consortium on the financing of their acquisition of Icon Group, Australia’s largest dedicated provider of cancer care, from Quadrant Private Equity.

Real Estate Financings

Acts on various real estate financings of Australian real estate assets including commercial office buildings (individual assets, portfolios and JV arrangements), retail assets (shopping centre portfolios / bulky goods centres) and logistics assets.


Acted for the China Resources and Macquarie Capital consortium that acquired the radiology and oncology business, GenesisCare, from KKR.

Guardian Childcare

Acted for the bank syndicate on the financing of the Partners Group acquisition of Guardian Childcare.

Wellard Limited

Acted for the convertible noteholders in connection with their subscription for convertible notes in Australia’s largest livestock exporter, the ASX listed Wellard Limited.

Terrex Seismic

Acted for the shareholder in connection with the recapitalisation and acquisition of Terrex Seismic, Australia’s leading onshore provider of seismic surveying services to the oil, gas and minerals industries, by private equity fund manager Allegro.

Sydney Light Rail PPP

Acted for the consortium (Transdev, Alstom and Acciona) on the debt financing of the Sydney Light Rail PPP.