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Allens advises InfraRed Capital on Curtin University's campus vision - 12 June 2019
Allens has advised global investment manager InfraRed Capital Partners (Australia) Pty Ltd (InfraRed) on the Greater Curtin Stage One development which reached financial close on 4 June 2019.

Allens advises on record-breaking commercial property sale in Sydney's north - 12 June 2019
Allens has advised a private fund managed by global investment manager BlackRock and Centuria Property Funds Limited (Centuria) on the sale of two office buildings in the Sydney suburb of Chatswood for around $440 million. The Zenith was purchased by Starwood Capital Group LLC in a joint venture with Arrow Capital Partners.

Allens advises Mirvac on first Melbourne build-to-rent development - 6 June 2019
Allens has advised ASX-listed Mirvac Group (ASX: MGR) (Mirvac) on the acquisition of a A$333.5 million purpose-built, build-to-rent project in Melbourne's CBD. Melbourne property developer PDG will develop the 490-unit residential tower for Mirvac, under the terms of the agreement.

Allens advises Mirvac on $750m equity raising - 5 June 2019
Allens has advised ASX-listed Mirvac Group (ASX: MGR) (Mirvac) on its fully underwritten institutional placement to raise A$750 million and a non-underwritten security purchase plan to raise up to A$75 million. This is one of the largest equity raisings in Australia so far this year.

Allens acts for PZ Cussons in successfully defending the first contested 'hub and spoke' cartel case brought by the ACCC - 29 May 2019
Allens has acted for multinational consumer goods company PZ Cussons Pty Ltd (PZ Cussons) in successfully defending a cartel case brought by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC). On 24 May 2019, the Full Federal Court dismissed an appeal brought by the ACCC, with costs.

Allens advises on Ravenhall Prison Project refinancing - 23 May 2019
Allens has advised The GEO Consortium on their successful refinancing of the Ravenhall Prison Public-Private Partnership (PPP), by way of a long-term US Private Placement.

Allens advises on Sydney Airport's market-leading sustainability linked loan - 23 May 2019
Allens has advised on the refinancing of Sydney Airport Finance Company Pty Limited's (Sydney Airport) syndicated bank debt facilities, the first syndicated and largest sustainability linked loan ever in the Australian market.

Allens advises Canva on Pexels acquisition - 22 May 2019
Allens has advised long-standing client Canva Pty Ltd (Canva) on its acquisition of leading stock photography company, Pexels GmbH (Pexels).

Allens says 'Hello' to Meet & Engage - 21 May 2019
Allens is the first Australian law firm to sign on with Meet & Engage, a platform helping leading employers connect and engage with candidates early in the recruitment cycle.