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Hal Lloyd

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Mr. Lloyd is a corporate transactional lawyer with focus on complex transactions that span public and private M&A, buy-outs, capital markets and distressed or restructuring transactions. In addition to his expertise in traditional M&A and private equity transactions, Mr. Lloyd is one of the few corporate transactional lawyers in Australia with extensive experience structuring and executing distressed transactions.

Professional Background

Prior to joining K&L Gates, Mr. Lloyd was a partner in a national Australian law firm. Mr. Lloyd has also practised in New York with a US based global law firm and is admitted to the New York Bar.


  • Acknowledged as a leading lawyer in Distressed Investing & Debt Trading in AFR's Best Lawyers 2015 - 2018.
  • Recognised as a leading lawyer in Corporate/M&A in AsiaLaw Leading Lawyers in 2015 and 2014.
  • Recognised in Corporate and M&A in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific in 2015 and 2014.


  • Co-author of the Australian chapter of Getting the Deal Through – Corporate Governance 2013, a multi-jurisdictional guide to corporate governance in 35 countries, published in June 2013, 2014 and 2015.
  • Co-author of "Pre-packaged Transactions in Administration – Strategy and Application" (2009) Insolvency Law Bulletin 110.
  • Advising Moelis Australia on its acquisition of the Redcape Hotel Group from funds, York Capital Management and Varde Partners. The acquisition was valued at AUD677 million and involved the rollover of existing senior syndicated debt financing of approximately AUD350 million.
  • Advising listed company Hunter Hall on a contested takeover and its reverse merger with Pengana Holdings Pty Ltd ('Pengana') creating a merged entity with funds under management exceeding AUD3billion.
  • Advising listed company Noni B on its acquisition of Pretty Girl Fashion Group from Consolidated Press Holdings for approximately AUD80 million that resulted in Noni B becoming one of the largest specialty apparel retailers in Australia including an accelerated non-renounceable rights issue to fund the cash component of the purchase price.
  • Advising InPayTech, an Australian financial technology company, in relation to its IPO on the Australian Stock Exchange.
  • Advising the owner of Only About Children, a premium childcare business, on the sale of the business to global alternative investment firm, Bain Capital.
  • Advising Homeloans on its scrip merger by scheme of arrangement with Resimac to create a home loans solutions provider with a AUD13 billion loan book.
  • Advising Moelis Australia Asset Management Ltd in relation to financing by Paisley Park Early Learning Centres to fund the acquisition and construction, fit-out and establishment of operations for a portfolio of new childcare centres in New South Wales.
  • Advising Moelis Australia Private Investment Fund in relation to the A$3 million capital raising by Sparesbox Pty Ltd by way of a Convertible Notes issue.
  • Advising Moelis Australia Advisory Pty Ltd, as sole lead manager and underwriter, on the IPO of the Elanor Retail Property Fund, a newly created real estate investment trust which owns properties including shopping centres in NSW, Queensland and Tasmania.
  • Advising Moelis Australia Asset Management Ltd in relation to providing debt finance to Edhod Pty Ltd for the purpose of developing child care centres that Edhod will then sell to Think Childcare Limited.
  • Advising Alceon Group, an investment and advisory firm, on its off-market takeover bid for Australian womenswear retailer Noni B Limited.
  • Advising Keystone Group on its acquisition of Pacific Restaurant Group Ltd, an unlisted public company, by way of off-market takeover bid, including AUD88 million in structured debt funding from KKR and Olympus Capital.
  • Advising Pybar and Diversified Minerals on its acquisition of Unity Mining Limited, a listed mining company, by scheme of arrangement.
  • Advising Only About Children (OAC), a premium provider of childcare services, on a strategic alliance transaction with a fund managed by Folkestone.
  • Advising BluEnergy, Inc on its acquisition and recapitalisation of CBD Energy Limited, which was in administration, including preservation of its NASDAQ listing.
  • Advising Jones Lang LaSalle Australia in its acquisition of Five D Holdings and on its acquisition of Propell National Valuers.
  • Advising Moelis Australia Advisory, as underwriter, on capital markets transactions, including Superloop IPO and the reverse takeover of Prime Minerals by Cocoon Data Holdings to form Covata Limited.