Profile of Jamie Guthrie

Jamie Guthrie

Managing Associate, LLB (Hons)

About Jamie Guthrie

Jamie specialises in project and acquisition finance transactions. Jamie acts for financiers, borrowers and governmental organizations across the power & utilities, infrastructure and natural resources sectors in Australia and throughout Asia.

Jamie has worked on some of the most significant renewable energy transactions in Australia advising across a full spectrum of asset classes, including onshore wind, solar, battery energy storage, pumped hydro, energy from waste and hydrogen.

Jamie has also advised on the financing of a number of major social and economic infrastructure transactions (including PPPs) in Australia, across rail, road, prisons, hospitals and universities.

Jamie's relevant experience includes advising:

  • Kidston Pumped Hydro Project: the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility in respect of Genex Power's $777m 250MW pumped storage hydro project.
  • Bouldercombe Battery Project: the structuring bank in respect of Genex Power's $100m development of a 50MW battery storage project in Queensland.
  • Hazelwood Battery Project: Macquarie Capital and Engie in connection with its proposed $300 million development of a 300MW battery project at Hazelwood Power Station in VIC.
  • Hornsdale Battery Project: ARENA in respect of Neoen Australia's 50MW expansion of its 100MW Hornsdale Battery Project in WA.
  • Palau Solar Battery Project: Australian Infrastructure Financing Facility for the Pacific (AIFFP) in connection with the project financing of a 15.279MWdc solar and 10.2MWac/12.9MWh battery storage facility in Palau.
  • Chichester Hybrid Solar Gas Project: Alinta Energy in respect of the A$300m project financing and development of its 60MW Chichester Hybrid Solar Gas Project.
  • East Rockingham WtE: ARENA and the Clean Energy Finance Corporation in respect of the Acciona, John Laing, Tribe and HZI consortium's $511 million project financing of the East Rockingham waste-to-energy project (36MW).
  • Kwinana WtE: a syndicate of financiers in connection with Macquarie Capital and DIF's A$700 million project financing of Australia first large-scale waste-to-energy plant (45MW) in Kwinana, WA.
  • Stockyard Hill Wind Farm: Goldwind Australia in respect with the A$700 million project financing of the 535MW Stockyard Hill Wind Farm development.
  • Kennedy Energy Park: ARENA in respect of Windlab and Eurus’s development of the world's first utility-scale hybrid power station in QLD comprising 19.4MWs of solar, 43.2MWs of wind and 2MWs of battery storage.
  • Manildra Solar Farm: Société Générale and MUFG in connection with the A$109 million funding of First Solar Australia's 42.5 MW Manildra solar farm in NSW.
  • Collector Wind Farm: TransGrid in respect of RATCH Australia Corporation's $360 million project financing of the 227MW Collector Wind Farm development in NSW.
Public-Private-Partnerships (PPPs) and Procurement
  • Inland Rail Project: a syndicate of banks in connection with the Capstone Consortium's (Pacific Partnerships, Ghella, SK E&C and DIF) bid for the high-capacity freight link Gowrie to Kagaru PPP, part of the $15 billion Inland Rail Project.
  • Cross River Rail Project: a syndicate of banks in connection with the Pulse Consortium's (Pacific Partnerships, Ghella, BAM and DIF) successful bid for the State of Queensland’s A$5.4 billion Tunnel, Stations and Development PPP.
  • Melbourne Metro PPP Project: a syndicate of banks in connection with the Moving Melbourne Together Consortium's ( Pacific Partnerships, Salini Impregilo, Ghella and DIF) bid for the State of Victoria’s A$6 billion Tunnel and Stations PPP.
  • Westconnex: the New South Wales Government in connection with corporate restructure and A$9.6 billion disposal of a 51% interest in the Westconnex M4 and M5 toll roads.
  • Grafton Prison PPP Project: a syndicate of banks in connection with the Greater Futures Consortium's (Plenary Group and Sodexo Australia) bid for the State of New South Wales $1.2 billion New Grafton Correctional Centre PPP Project.
Acquisition and leveraged finance
  • Meridian Energy: a syndicate of banks in connection with Shell and Infrastructure Capital Group's $729m acquisition of Meridian Energy’s Australian assets (power retailer, Powershop and wind and hydro assets).
  • Elliott Green Power: Apollo Group in respect of its acquisition of Elliott Green Power's Australian renewables portfolio (Childers, Nevertire and Susan River Solar Farms.
  • Santos Acquisition: a syndicate of US banks in connection with Harbour Energy's proposed A$14.4 billion acquisition of Australia's second-largest oil and gas producer, Santos Limited.
  • Origin Energy: a syndicate of banks in connection with Beach Energy Limited 's A$1.585 billion acquisition of Origin Energy's conventional upstream oil and gas business.
  • Curragh Mine Acquisition: Australia and New Zealand Bank Group Limited In connection with Coronado Group LLC $700m acquisition of the Curragh mine in QLD.
  • LPI Privatization: CIBC and CBA in connection with Northleaf Infrastructure Capital Partners and Information Services Corporation's bid in respect to the State of South Australia's $1.6 billion privatization of the LPI Registry.
  • iNova Pharmaceuticals: a syndicate of banks in connection with Pacific Equity Partners $1.6 billion bid for drug developer and marketer iNova Pharmaceuticals.
  • Metronode: a syndicate of banks in connection with Brookfield's $1 billion bid for Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan data centre business, Metronode.
  • Moranbah & Grosvenor Mine Acquisition: a syndicate of banks in connection with Apollo Global Management LLC and Xcoal Energy & Resources LLC US$1.6 billion bid for Anglo America's Moranbah and Grosvenor assets in QLD.
  • Ironbark Acquisition: EIG in connection with Santos Limited and Senex Energy's joint $360m bid for Origin Energy's Ironbark gas project.