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Shawn Wytenburg

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Shawn Wytenburg is a partner in our banking and finance practice

Shawn is a leading practitioner in the areas of corporate finance, leveraged and acquisition finance and infrastructure project finance. His client base includes most of the leading commercial banks active in the Australian corporate and leveraged finance market, as well as a number of leading private equity funds and financial sponsors.

Shawn has also advised on many significant project financings, including of transport assets (motorways and rail projects), water and waste treatment plants, social housing, sports arenas and hospitals.


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Shawn Wytenburg - Ashurst

Within: Banking and finance

As 'a go-to firm in the region', Ashurst 'provides timely, accurate and well-considered advice' that 'consistently puts the client first'. The firm's global network ensures strength in cross-border mandates; the team is also recognised for its substantial strength in acquisition and leveraged finance, corporate finance, real estate finance and asset finance work. Shawn Wytenburg and Jamie Ng jointly lead the department, which counts acquisition and corporate finance expert Steve Smith, senior associate Paul Zanelli and Martin Coleman as key practitioners. Coleman recently advised multiple financiers including Bank of China and National Australia Bank (NAB) on the financing of a A$2.6bn bid to operate the NSW Land and Property Information by a consortium including Hastings Funds Management, First State Super and Royal Bank of Scotland pension fund. Other work includes Wytenburg assisting several lenders with unitranche facilities provided to KKR for its acquisition of Laser Clinics Australia, Jock O’Shea advising NAB, ANZ and Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) on a A$1.1bn syndicated construction facility to fund Brookfield's Wynyard place development, and Kenneth Nguyen acting for Tronox on the refinancing of its existing term loan and asset based lending facilities. Graeme Tucker joined Clayton Utz in 2018.

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