Gilbert + Tobin has advised Epsilon Direct Lending, a new Australian non-bank lender, on the financing of Liverpool Partner’s majority stake in Seven Miles Coffee Roasters, as well as the coffee equipment and services provider Australian Beverage Corporation.
Epsilon Direct Lending provides loans to middle market Australian companies looking to accelerate growth through acquisitions, expansions and buyouts.
Seven Miles Coffee Roasters has been in operation for more than 50 years and is an Australia based speciality coffee group that serves more than 800 cafes and thousands of retail customers across Australia.
The G+T team was led by partner and Head of Banking, Gail Christopher, who said “we were delighted to work with the Epsilon Direct Lending again on another great private equity transaction. Epsilon's entry into the market strengthens the growing non-bank lending market in Australia and we are delighted to have been given the opportunity to partner with them”.
Gail was supported by Banking lawyers Elizabeth Athanassios and Catrina Chen and graduate Kin Pan.
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