Stewart Robertson




Stewart is a leading acquisition, syndicated, corporate and M&A finance lawyer with over 20 years’ experience. He has advised on some of the largest and most complex acquisitions and corporate financings in the Australian market.

Stewart has particular expertise in cross border and domestic term loan B, uni-tranche, first/second lien loans, syndicated and bilateral finance transactions across a wide range of industries, including childcare, healthcare, education, agribusiness, technology, telcommunications, media, infrastructure, transport, manufacturing and energy.

He advises non-bank lenders, senior bank syndicates, mezzanine lenders, underwriters, domestic and offshore purchasers, investment banks and private equity funds on Australian and cross-border acquisitions, leveraged buy-outs and general corporate finance.

Stewart is a member of the Law Society of NSW and of the Australian Investment Council, and has extensive international experience having worked in London and New Zealand.

Key deals

Unitranche lenders – Spotless laundries

Advised the term loan senior lenders on the unitranche loan to fund Adamantem Capital’s acquisition of Spotless’ laundries business.

Endeavour Group Limited

Advised the mandated lead arrangers and bilateral lenders in connection with Woolworth Group’s A$10 billion plus listing of Endeavour Group.

Unitranche lenders – Modern Star

Advised the term loan senior lenders on the unitranche loan to fund PEP’s acquisition of Modern Star.

PEP – Zenith Energy Limited

Advised PEP and Zenith Energy in connection with facilities provided to Zenith Energy following its acquisition by way of scheme of arrangement.

Arcadia Capital – Orange Hire

Advised Arcadia Capital on its financing for the acquisition of Orange Hire, the fund’s first acquisition.

Greenlit Pty Ltd

Advised Greenlit Pty Ltd (formerly known as Steinhoff Asia Pacific Group Holdings Pty Limited) on its complex global restructure of its syndicated, bilateral and parent group financing arrangements (in excess of A$500 million).

SEEK Limited

Advised the lead arrangers on a circa A$1.4 billion cross-border multi-currency syndicated facility to SEEK Limited, involving advice in Brazil, the Netherlands, Hong Kong, Mexico, New Zealand and Singapore provided by a syndicate of 20 domestic and international banks.