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Millie Bidwill

Associate (New Zealand)

Millie is an Associate within the Banking and Finance team based in London. 

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Experience

Millie works on a range of domestic and cross-border financing transactions, including acquisition financing, leveraged finance, syndicated lending transactions, sustainable finance products and general banking matters. 

Millie's experience includes:

  • advised Pacific Equity Partners in relation to its existing investment in Evolution Healthcare, the financing of a series of bolt-on acquisitions and the subsequent sale of Evolution Healthcare*
  • advised a mezzanine lender in connection with the acquisition of a portfolio of aged cared homes and retirement villages*
  • advised a NZX listed borrower with the implementation of a sustainability linked loan programme across multiple club lenders*
  • advised a New Zealand company on its green framework and its inaugural Green Loan*
  • acted for a New Zealand company on a significant divestment from its capital structure*  
  • acted for the financiers in relation to the refinancing of Napier Ports prior to its IPO on the NZX*
  • acted for major New Zealand banks in relation to general corporate financing across a range of sectors (including retirement villages, hospitality, packaging and financial services)*  
  • acted for UDC Finance on the establishment of its $2 billion warehouse securitisation and its inaugural term securitisation*

*experience prior to joining Herbert Smith Freehills

Background

Millie is admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand.  She is a graduate of University of Canterbury, New Zealand, with a Bachelor of Law and Bachelor of Commerce. 

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