Profile of Bree Rowswell

Bree Rowswell

Managing Associate, BCom LLB (Hons)

About Bree Rowswell

Bree specialises in public and private M&A, joint ventures and general corporate advisory. Bree has advised on a number of large scale and complex transactions for government and private investors, with a focus on the infrastructure, mining and oil and gas sectors. She has wide ranging experience structuring and negotiating public and private transactions, and incorporated, unincorporated and synthetic joint ventures, and managing competitive sale processes and restructures.

Bree has worked on secondment at Rio Tinto and Wesfarmers and is a member of Chief Executive Women.

Bree's experience includes advising:

  • Sydney Airport – on the A$32 billion take private of Sydney Airport by a consortium comprising IFM, Global Infrastructure Partners, QSuper and Australian Super, the largest cash takeover in Australian history.
  • KKR, OTPP and PSP – on the A$5.3 billion take private of Spark Infrastructure by way of creditors’ scheme and trust scheme.
  • NSW Treasury and Transport for New South Wales – on the:
    • initial A$9.3 billion sale of a 51% interest in the WestConnex Project to Sydney Transport Partners and the retention of a 49% interest by Roads Retained Interest Pty Ltd valued at A$8.9 billion, completing simultaneously with financial close of the M4-M5 Link Project.
    • subsequent A$10.6 billion sale of its remaining 49% interest in the WestConnex Project to the Sydney Transport Partners consortium.
  • Crown Resorts – on its response to the A$9 billion proposal from Blackstone, the merger proposal from The Star and the US$3 billion funding proposal from Oaktree Capital.
  • PwC – as Australian counsel in relation to the USD2.2 billion sale of its global mobility business by way of competitive auction to Clayton, Dubilier & Rice.
  • NRMA – on the acquisition of an initial 46% interest in Coral Expeditions, an ocean cruise expedition operator, from Kallang Capital Holdings and management vendors.
  • QIC – on its acquisition of Sea Swift, an integrated marine transport and logistics provider, from a vendor group including CPE Capital and Toll.
  • QIC – on its A$535 million acquisition of Pacific Energy Limited by way of scheme of arrangement.
  • Spicers Limited – on the take private of Spicers by Japanese paper company, Kokusai Pulp & Paper, by way of scheme of arrangement.
  • KPMG – in relation to its Australian partnership arrangements, global network structuring and governance advice.