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.