Principal finance

Beyond traditional financing

As the principal financing and investing arm of Macquarie, we provide flexible primary financing solutions and engage in secondary market investing across the capital structure.

Our strengths

Client focus

We provide customised capital solutions and financing certainty for our clients across all industry sectors.

Record of success

We have executed over $US28 billion of new lending and secondary investing commitments across more than 400 borrowers globally since 2009.

Global team

We have more than 80 dedicated professionals globally with offices in Sydney, London, New York and Chicago.

Diverse experience

Our team members have a wide variety of backgrounds – including private equity, hedge funds, investment banking, leveraged finance and management consulting.

Our expertise

We possess significant experience across a variety of industry groups and transaction structures. The diverse background of our team members ensures that we maintain broad expertise, creating customised solutions that benefit our clients.


  • real estate
  • infrastructure
  • renewable energy
  • services
  • telecommunications, media, entertainment and technology
  • consumer and retail
  • leisure
  • financial services
  • healthcare.

Transaction types

  • syndicated/performing senior debt
  • customised senior debt including stretched senior and unitranche
  • junior and holdco debt
  • customised structures (eg combined senior, mezzanine, preferred or common equity investments)
  • balance sheet restructurings and exit financings
  • acquisition financing or dividends
  • structured equity.

Why choose Macquarie

Financial strength

Our clients benefit from the strength of Macquarie’s balance sheet, our continuous profit record and our global presence.

Transaction speed

Our structure and approval process allows us to complete transactions significantly faster than traditional lenders.


We have extensive experience in financing and investing across the capital structure in performing credit, distressed debt and private and public equity.

Transaction certainty

Investment decisions are made solely within the firm and are not reliant on syndication markets or other third parties.



Stable long-term investor

We are a buy-to-hold investor. We support owners and management teams throughout the life of our investment.

Network of expertise

You have full access to Maquarie’s global capabilities, ranging from advisory services to derivative transactions.


We develop financial structures tailored to the specific needs of the transaction - well beyond the scope of traditional lenders.