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Bill Glover

Partner - Melbourne

Areas of Expertise

Finance

Expertise

Bill has many years of experience in helping clients execute a range of financing and other investment transactions. He is a trusted adviser who brings strong problem solving capabilities and a solution-focused approach to complex situations.  Bill has been recognised by Best Lawyers in Australia every year since 2009.

Bill’s expertise includes:

  • project financing for energy and infrastructure assets
  • leveraged finance for acquisitions, buyouts and recapitalisations
  • private credit markets including direct lending by credit funds and other non-bank lenders
  • infrastructure investment including advising on different investment platforms used by local or offshore investors seeking exposure to unlisted infrastructure assets across the OECD
  • secured and unsecured lending to investment grade and sub-investment grade borrowers
  • senior and mezzanine financing for real estate acquisition and development
  • derivatives used by borrowers or investors to hedge interest rate, foreign exchange or credit risk
  • alternative capital including high yield debt, convertible notes and other hybrid instruments
  • debt capital markets including Australian corporate bond issues and U.S. private placements.

Experience

Bill’s clients include:

  • institutional investors such as superannuation funds and sovereign wealth funds in syndicated debt financings for infrastructure businesses such as regulated water companies, ports, shipping terminals, toll roads, airports, LNG facilities and gas and electricity distribution networks
  • lenders and borrowers in non-recourse project financings for renewable energy projects involving solar, wind or hydro technologies
  • corporate borrowers seeking financing through bank loans or the debt capital markets
  • credit fund managers in analysing and executing debt investments in a range of OECD countries
  • hedge funds in structuring credit investments and credit default swaps 
  • real estate owners in negotiating financing for office towers and other commercial developments
  • mezzanine lenders in multi-tiered financings for leveraged acquisitions or corporate recapitalisations
  • special-opportunity investors in offering bridging loans or alternative capital in the form of hybrid securities or other high-yield instruments with opportunities for equity participation.