Gwyn Thurlow

Gwyn Thurlow

Senior Associate, Wellington

Finance

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T:+64 4 498 4944

M:+64 274 060 060

E:gwyn.thurlow@chapmantripp.com

Qualifications

LLB & Bachelor of Commerce, University of Otago

Admitted

2008, New Zealand; 2010, New South Wales, Australia

Gwyn advises on infrastructure, property and general finance transactions, as well as local and international leveraged, acquisition, and syndicated loan transactions.

Gwyn has extensive experience in general corporate financing, LBOs, acquisitions, privatisations and project finance/PPPs. He has advised a wide range of clients including government, equity investors, sponsors, lender syndicates, security trustees, borrowers and arrangers on M&A transactions, IPOs, property/construction projects as well as mezzanine financing. 

Prior to joining Chapman Tripp, Gwyn spent six years working at top tier Sydney firm, Gilbert + Tobin.

Recent experience

Gwyn has advised:

  • Southern Cross Cable Network (SX), a joint venture among Spark, Singtel, Telstra, and Verizon, to finance and construct a US$300m trans-Pacific subsea cable, called SX Next
  • MBIE/Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) regarding its investment of debt and equity under a $3.0b fund. Gwyn spent six months on secondment at the PGF where he helped establish legal documentation and systems
  • Crown Irrigation on its investment into numerous irrigation schemes around New Zealand, including the $104m Waimea Community Dam
  • Nine Entertainment on its corporate financing, including its acquisition of the Stuff/Fairfax group
  • Quadrant PE on the financing of its expansion of the Rockpool Dining group to New Zealand
  • Beach Energy in respect of its AU$1.59b deal to buy Origin Energy's conventional oil and gas business, including its stakes in the Kupe gas field and Canterbury basin reserves
  • Caltex Australia on its AU$324m acquisition of Gull, including its fuel import terminal and 77 retail outlets
  • Ballance Agri-Nutrients on a proposed financing of development of an integrated ammonia and urea complex at Kapuni in Taranaki, and
  • Syndicate of lenders to Canada’s Public Sector Pension Investment Board on funding the acquisition of AMP Capital Property Portfolio’s assets in New Zealand, worth in excess of $1b.
Corporate & commercial; Finance; Insurance; Mergers & acquisitions; Private equity

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Government; Infrastructure

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