Judo Capital Holdings Limited’s A$100 million equity raising


Ashurst has advised Judo Capital Holdings Limited on its A$100 million equity raising.

The capital raise is from a consortium of domestic and international investors and is being conducted in two tranches.

The capital raise will fund Judo Capital’s goal of becoming the first true “challenger bank” for Australia’s small and medium-sized business (SME) market. Judo provides flexible business loans, lines of credit, equipment loans, finance lease and home loans for our business lending customers.

Judo is led by Co-founders and Co-CEOs Joseph Healy and David Hornery who have assembled a first-class team with years of combined experience in SME relationship banking, risk management, technology, and product and process innovation. Joseph Healy was formerly head of NAB’s business lending division and David Hornery was the Executive General Manager of NAB’s Corporate, Property, Agribusiness, Health, Government and Education divisions.

Partners Stuart Dullard (picture) and Jonathan Gordon led a team including senior associates Andrew Kim and Ellen Zhang and lawyers Callum Newson-Brown, Lee-Anne Yeo and Jamie Bang on the transaction.

Involved fees earner: Stuart Dullard – Ashurst; Andrew Kim – Ashurst; Ellen Zhang – Ashurst; Callum Newson-Brown – Ashurst; Lee-Anne Yeo – Ashurst; Jonathan Gordon – Ashurst; Jamie Bang – Ashurst;

Law Firms: Ashurst;

Clients: Judo Capital Holdings Limited;

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Author: Michael Patrini