Asia Infrastructure Awards 2018 - Best Deals by Country

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Asia Infrastructure Awards 2018

Country deal awards (Australia)

Australia
Project finance deal of the year/PPP project of the year
New Grafton Correctional Centre
A$742 million senior debt facilities
Sponsors:
Serco, John Holland, John Laing, Macquarie Capital
Financial adviser:
Macquarie Capital
Mandated lead arrangers, underwriters and bookrunners:
ANZ, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Investec, Macquarie
Mandated lead arrangers:
AustralianSuper, Korea Development Bank, National Australia Bank, Norinchukin Bank
Senior managers:
KEB Hana Bank, Metrics Credit Partners, Shinhan Bank, Woori Bank
This will be the largest correctional facility in Australia and will play a key role in the New South Wales justice system, serving the northern part of the state
Renewable energy deal of the year – Solar
Kidston Solar 50MW project
Sponsors:
Genex Power Limited
Financial adviser:
Societe Generale CIB
Mandated lead arrangers:
Clean Energy Finance Corporation, Societe Generale CIB
Lead arranger:
DZ Bank
This is the first solar farm to begin construction under the Queensland government’s Solar 150 programme and will help the government achieve its target of 50% of electricity supplied by renewable sources by 2030
Renewable energy deal of the year – Wind
Coopers Gap Wind Farm
A$575 million project financing
Sponsors:
AGL Energy, QIC/Future Fund
Financial adviser:
Macquarie Capital
Mandated lead arrangers:
ABN AMRO, DBS, MUFG Bank, Mizuho, Societe Generale CIB,
Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, Westpac Banking Corporation
The project is set to become the largest wind farm in Australia and will contribute to the Renewable Energy Target, which requires Australia to have about 20% of its power sourced from large scale renewable energy by 2020
Mining deal of the year
Yancoal Australia Limited
US$2.45 billion acquisition of Coal & Allied Industries assets from Rio Tinto
Mandated lead arrangers:
ANZ, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, DBS, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation
The largest mining acquisition deal in Asia in 2017 and transformational for Yancoal as it places them among the top three coal producers in Australia
Oil and gas deal of the year
TOTAL SA
US$3 billion sponsor covered facilities for Ichthys LNG project
Sponsors:
Inpex Corporation, Total SA
Mandated lead arrangers, underwriters and bookrunners:
ANZ, BNP Paribas
Mandated lead arrangers and bookrunners:
ABN AMRO, Agricultural Bank of China, Bank of China, China Construction Bank, Commerzbank, Credit Agricole CIB, DBS, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, Societe General CIB, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation,
Westpac Banking Corporation
Mandated lead arrangers:
Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Citi, HSBC, Standard Chartered
Lead arrangers:
Banco Santander, Bank of Nova Scotia, DZ Bank, Mizuho Bank
Senior managers:
Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank, Taipei Fubon Commercial Bank
The deal features innovative financing structure that leverages sponsor support to provide two tiers of capital to the LNG project
Power deal of the year
New South Wales
government sale of 50.4% stake in Endeavour Energy
Acquirers:
Macquarie Infrastructure & Real Assets, British Columbia Investment Management Corporation, AMP Capital, Qatar Investment Authority
Financial adviser:
Macquarie Capital
Mandated lead arrangers:
ANZ, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Bank of China, Bank of Communications,
Bank of Nova Scotia, Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, China Construction Bank, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Credit Agricole CIB,
Export Development Corporation, HSBC, Mizuho Bank, MUFG Bank, Natixis, Norinchukin, Societe Generale CIB, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation,
Westpac Banking Corporation
Endeavour Energy was the last of three electricity networks to be sold by the New South Wales government and the privatization was one of the largest M&A transactions in 2017 in Australia
Telecom deal of the year
AirTrunk Financing Pty Limited
A$150 million syndicated senior loan facility
Debt adviser and mandated lead arranger:
Natixis
The transaction has an important market impact as it represents a cornerstone for greenfield data centre financing in Australasia
Transport deal of the year
Melbourne Metro Tunnel and Stations PPP syndicated bank debt facility
Sponsors:
Bouygues, John Holland, John Laing, Lendlease
Financial adviser:
Capella Capital
Mandated lead arrangers, underwriters and bookrunners:
ANZ, Credit Agricole CIB, Mizuho Bank, Westpac Banking Corporation
Mandated lead arrangers:
Bank of China, Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, Credit Industriel et Commercial, DZ Bank, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, KfW IPEX-Bank,
United Overseas Bank
This is a high priority project and represents a generational change to the metropolitan rail network in response to the growth needs of Melbourne’s most heavily congested lines
Utility deal of the year
Mount Piper Water Treatment
A$119 million debt facility
Sponsors:
Infrastructure Capital Group, Veolia
Mandated lead arranger:
Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation
This was an innovative transaction, which crossed industry sectors of power, mining and infrastructure
Most innovative deal of the year
Australian Registry Investments
A$1.8 billion financing to acquire Land and Property Information
Acquirers:
First State Superannuation Scheme, Hastings Funds Management
Financial adviser:
Royal Bank of Canada
Mandated lead arrangers:
Bank of China, Bank of Nova Scotia, BNP Paribas, China Construction Bank, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, DBS, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, ING, National Australia Bank, Royal Bank of Canada, Societe Generale CIB
This is the first land and property registry to be offered for concession in Australia and the transaction is anticipated to pave the way for future privatization of land registry services in other Australian states
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