Mezzanine’s role in Australia’s financing sector has grown in light of the economic crisis because, not only has it acted as an alternative to taking on senior debt – as banks became more stringent in their lending – but also to equity itself, says Gary Stead, Co-Founder and Managing Director of Shearwater Capital.
Stead tells AVCJ that Australia's shifting financing landscape has landed mezzanine with new bedfellows that it wouldn't have had to compete with in times past. "The alternative used to be senior debt....
Generation Asia Acquisition, a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) sponsored by Roy Kuan, formerly Asia managing partner at CVC Capital Partners, has raised USD 200m through a US offering.
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