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Feature: The new financing environment – mezzanine debt financing


The global credit crisis has significantly changed the market for funding private equity firms. This has caused many investors to turn to mezzanine financing to enhance their equity returns and fill the funding gap while supplementing more traditional senior and subordinated debt. The returns on mezzanine financing provide an appealing alternative to a range of investors in the current financial conditions.

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Ian Scott CTA
Ian is the Ernst & Young Transaction Tax joint practice leader for Oceania. Ian has over 15 years experience in providing Australian and international corporate taxation advice, with a focus on large-scale due diligence and merger and acquisition activity. Ian advises several high-profile multi-national companies on multi-jurisdictional acquisitions, corporate actions and cross-border financing transactions. He also advises several privately-owned high net wealth enterprises and has been a key adviser on many tax due diligence and tax structuring team engagements for large Australian domestic and international enterprises - Current at 17 February 2011
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Transaction Advisory Partner, Ernst & Young
Current at November 2008
Tasha Chua
Tasha is an Executive Director in the Transaction Tax Group of Ernst & Young’s taxation practice. Prior to re-joining Ernst & Young in 2006, Tasha was a Senior Associate in the Taxation Group of a large Sydney law firm. Tasha has over 8 years of experience in providing income tax, capital gains tax, and international taxation advice and tax compliance services to a variety of large domestic and multinational corporations with particular expertise in relation to private equity, funds management and the international tax aspects of cross border transactions. - Current at 18 July 2011
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