Monty is focused on providing solutions to complex problems. By keeping an open mind, Monty leverages his industry awareness to support and guide his clients to find practical solutions, often when stakeholders have competing interests.
Monty combines his experience in finance and special situations with his understanding of formal insolvency processes to structure transactions across a broad range of sectors. He advises onshore and offshore credit funds, asset managers, non-bank lenders and strategic investors, creditors and insolvency practitioners in structured and hybrid transactions, financial turnarounds and distressed investing, debt trading, restructurings and formal insolvencies.
Prior to joining Hamilton Locke, Monty worked in the finance, turnaround and insolvency teams of K&L Gates and Henry Davis York (now Norton Rose Fulbright Australia). He is also a member of the NSW TMA NextGen Committee.
Finance; Special Situations; Distressed Investments; Restructuring
Bachelor of Laws (Honours) – Macquarie University 2013
Bachelor of Commerce – Macquarie University 2013
Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice – College of Law 2014
Admitted to practice in New South Wales
Acted for Vaughan Strawbridge, Sam Marsden and Jason Tracy of Deloitte in their capacity as administrators of the Colette by Colette Hayman business.
Acted for ADM Capital in relation to the provision of senior secured notes and warrants to Australian Bay Lobster Producers.
Advising Longreach Credit Investors in relation to the provision of senior secured facilities to several growth companies.
Advising a fund associated with Moelis Australia on its investment in a major early learning centre provider, including a convertible note with warrant issue to investors and the documentation of the intercreditor arrangement.
Acted for Partners for Growth in relation to a number of secured venture debt transactions with Australian and multi-national growth companies.
Acted for The Eights in relation to the structuring of the secured convertible note that was advanced as part of the acquisition by Shepparton Partners Collective of the SPC business from Coca-Cola Amatil.
Acted for Chris Hill and Phil Carter of PricewaterhouseCoopers in their capacity as receivers and managers of Edhod Pty Ltd (a childcare development business), including the sale process run by the receivers and bridge financing provided to the receivership by the secured financier.
Acted for Gleneagle in relation to its investment in Renergen Limited (a South African alternative and renewable energy business), including the structuring of the convertible note issue.