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Susie Nguyen

Susie Emmanuel

Senior Associate (Australia)

Susie is an associate in the firm's banking and finance department specialising in acquisition finance and corporate debt.



Susie has experience in a wide variety of domestic and cross-border financing transactions with a focus on acquisition financing and leveraged finance (acting on both the bank and sponsor side). She has also worked on various other syndicated lending transactions and general banking matters.
Susie's experience includes advising:
  • Elementis plc on its US$1.05 billion acquisition financing for the purchase of Mondo Minerals Holding B.V
  • Deutsche Bank AG, Tokyo Branch as co-ordinating mandated lead arranger on an up to US$1.2 billion financing to the Key Safety Systems group (now re-branded Joyson Safety Systems) to fund the acquisition of substantially all of the global assets of Takata Corporation, secured by assets located in over 30 jurisdictions
  • The MLAs in relation to the financing aspects of the acquisition of The Regard Group by AMP Capital
  • Bank of Ireland, BBVA, BNP Paribas and Mizuho on the €300 million senior facilities for the acquisition by Ontario Teachers' of the Memora Group
  • HSBC, CACIB, Mizuho and Société Générale on the €200 million senior facilities for the acquisition by the Carlyle Group of the Cupa Group
  • Metric Capital Partners LLP on its debt and equity investment in a management buyout of a family-owned demolition, property and remediation business
  • Barclays, ING, NIBC and Rabobank on the senior facilities for the acquisition by Paine & Partners of Meadow Foods
  • Investec on the senior facilities for the recapitalisation of the Barbon Insurance Group, following Carlyle's acquisition of the group
  • Connect Group on the refinancing of its corporate debt facility


Susie holds a Bachelor of Economics and Bachelor of Laws with Honours from the Australian National University. She was admitted to practise law in New South Wales in 2013 and worked as a solicitor at a top tier Australian law firm in Sydney for three years before joining Herbert Smith Freehills' London office in 2016.  

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