Hayden Teo advises private equity investment firms, their portfolio companies, and corporate borrowers on debt financing transactions, with particular expertise in executing complex, multijurisdictional debt capital structures.

Mr. Teo combines his extensive transactional experience across each stage of a debt financing life cycle with a deep understanding of current market trends to help sponsors and borrowers navigate:

  • Acquisition and leveraged buyout financings, including public-to-private transactions
  • Bridge-to-bond and super senior revolving credit facilities for high-yield bond offerings
  • Post-IPO and public company financings
  • Syndicated term loan facilities
  • Private credit financings

Working in close collaboration with our global private equity and capital markets teams, he provides cross-border financing solutions that address each client’s unique commercial objectives and risk profile. 

Mr. Teo is an active member of the firm’s LGBTQ+ affinity group and is an advocate for equity, diversity, and inclusion across the legal profession.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Teo served as a judicial associate to the Chief Justice of the High Court of Australia. 

Mr. Teo’s experience encompasses a wide range of industries and businesses, and includes advising:

  • Boluda Towage on the amend-and-extend and upsize of its €1.1 billion term loan B and revolving facilities
  • 888 Holdings on the financing to acquire the international (non-US) business of William Hill, a global betting and gaming company
  • EQT, including in relation to the financing to acquire:
    • (In partnership with AM Fresh and Paine Schwartz Partners) International Fruit Genetics together with a minority investment in SNFL, global breeders and licensors of table grapes and cherries
    • Colisée, an operator of European nursing home facilities and home care agencies
    • thinkproject, a European SaaS provider for the architecture, engineering and construction industry
    • Cerba Healthcare, a provider of medical lab testing in EMEA
    • Natural Colors, a global manufacturer of natural coloring ingredients for food and beverages
  • Astorg, including in relation to the financing to acquire: 
    • Corialis, a European designer and manufacturer of aluminium systems 
    • Via a public-to-private acquisition (in consortium with Epiris), Euromoney Institutional Investor and the subsequent demerger to Astorg of Fastmarkets, a cross-commodity price reporting agency
  • Permira, including in relation to the financing to acquire:
    • Golden Goose, a luxury high-end sneaker brand
    • Corin, an international orthopaedic-implant designer, together with bolt-on financing to acquire Global Orthopaedic Technology
    • (In consortium with Cinven and Mid Europa Partners) Allegro, the leading online marketplace in Poland
  • Carlyle, including in relation to the financing to acquire Dainese, a global designer and manufacturer of protective equipment for motorcycling and dynamic sports
  • NeoGames on the financing for the public-to-private acquisition of Aspire Global, a B2B iGaming technology provider, and on its subsequent acquisition by Aristocrat Leisure
  • Zenith Vehicles, a specialist independent leasing and fleet management provider and a portfolio company of Bridgepoint, on its super senior revolving credit facility in connection with its inaugural offering of £475 million of green bonds
  • Leonard Green & Partners on the financing to acquire Pure Gym, one of the largest fitness club operators across the UK and continental Europe, together with bolt-on financing to acquire Fitness World
  • Partners Group, including in relation to the financing to acquire: 
    • Schleich, one of Germany’s largest toy manufacturers
    • Eolo, an Italian fixed wireless access broadband provider

Bar Qualification

  • England and Wales (Solicitor)


  • Bachelor of Commerce in Industrial Relations, University of Western Australia
  • LL.B. (Bachelor of Laws), University of Western Australia