Many transactions on which we have worked are private, but the publicly announced transactions include:
Westpac Banking Corporation
Advised Westpac who provided revolving facilities worth GBP100 million to the AMP Structured Investment Trust Europe to finance infrastructure-related acquisitions in OECD countries.
The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ Limited
Advised The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ Limited (BTMU) as the debt providers in the US$400 million capital raising for Babcock & Brown Asia Infrastructure Fund (BBAIF).
Macquarie Office Management Limited (MOML)
Acted for MOML to syndicate an existing multi-currency loan facility provided by Westpac Banking Corporation to include CBA, HSBC and ING. The existing loan was used to finance the acquisition of various commercial properties situated in various jurisdictions including Australia and the United States.
Westpac Banking Corporation and The Royal Bank of Scotland plc, Australia Branch Institutional Bank
Advised the mandated lead arrangers and financiers for the extension of an existing A$269 million syndicated facility and financing of a new A$327 million syndicated working capital facility for AGL Energy Limited.
ANU2 Student Accommodation Project
Advised the consortium, led by the Royal Bank of Scotland, on the development and structured financing of Stage 2 of the ANU Student Accommodation Project. The deal involved the financing, design, construction, operation and maintenance of 500 beds, commercial facilities and 91 associated car parking spaces on the ANU campus. The loan facilities had a total value of A$75 million.
Westpac Banking Corporation
Acted for a syndicate banks which included Westpac, Toronto Dominion Bank and ANZ, as the lead arrangers and underwriters of a $2.0 billion loan to APT Piplelines Limited to refinance existing debt and to finance the purchase of Origin Energy assets.
International Leasing Finance Corporation
Advised ILFC on Australian law issues in an operating lease of six new Airbus A320-200 aircraft to Qantas.
Ferry construction finance
Advised Canadian American Transportation Systems on an export finance facility provided by ABN AMRO and Export Finance Insurance Corporation for a new 86m catamaran ferry.
Qantas cross-border lease
Advised the lessor, First National Bank, on finance and tax issues related to the US cross-border ETI leasing of Boeing aircraft to Qantas. The deal involved the delivery of five aircraft.
Lane Cove Tunnel
Acted for MBIA as credit wrapper of A$1.142 billion in bond financing provided to the Lane Cove Tunnel Consortium, the successful tenderer for the first major transport infrastructure project in Australia to be financed solely through the debt capital markets.
Credit wrap of CitiPower refinancing
Acted for Ambac Assurance Corporation as the credit wrapper of A$475 million of fixed and floating rate Medium Term Notes issued by CitiPower 1 Pty Ltd and guaranteed by members of the CitiPower Group.
Credit wrap of Broadcast Australia
Acted for Ambac Assurance Corporation as the credit wrapper of A$650 million of fixed and floating rate Medium Term Notes issued by Broadcast Australia Finance Pty Limited and guaranteed by other members of the Macquarie Communications Infrastructure Group.
David Jones Property Securitisation
Advised Deutsche Bank and Deutsche Asset Management on all aspects of the structuring and implementation of the fundraising and securitisation of this highly sophisticated lease and sub-lease back transaction. The CMBS deal involved five of David Jones' flagship Sydney and Melbourne CBD retail properties and included the creation of innovative new Infrastructure Yield Securities.