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Herbert Smith Freehills advises Australian Unity on successful Home Care NSW tender

Deals and cases | Australia, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney | 31 August 2015

Herbert Smith Freehills has advised Australian Unity on its successful A$114 million bid to accept the transfer of the Home Care Service of New South Wales.

Herbert Smith Freehills awarded for market-leading innovation

Firm news | Australia, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney | 24 August 2015

Herbert Smith Freehills has been awarded a place on the prestigious 2015 Legal Innovation Index for its staff mindfulness initiative, the first program of its kind in the Australian legal industry, and its client focused learning platform.

Herbert Smith Freehills advises on A$285 million Hornsdale wind farm project

Deals and cases | Australia, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney | 24 August 2015

Herbert Smith Freehills has advised on the construction, operation and financing for the 100 MW wind farm to be constructed in Hornsdale, approximately 200km north of Adelaide in South Australia. The wind farm will have a capital value of approximately A$285 million.

Herbert Smith Freehills advises Brookfield Infrastructure Partners on the proposed A$8.9 billion acquisition of Asciano Limited by way of scheme of arrangement

Deals and cases | Australia, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney | 19 August 2015

Herbert Smith Freehills is pleased to be advising a consortium led by international infrastructure investment group Brookfield Infrastructure Partners on the proposed acquisition of Asciano Limited by way of scheme of arrangement, and on the associated listing of Brookfield Infrastructure Partners L.P. on the ASX as an exempt foreign listing.

Herbert Smith Freehills advises the Commonwealth Bank of Australia on its A$5 billion PAITREO entitlement offer

Deals and cases | Australia, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney | 14 August 2015

Herbert Smith Freehills has advised Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) on its A$5 billion fully underwritten pro-rata accelerated renounceable entitlement offer including retail rights trading (PAITREO), announced to the ASX on 12 August 2015.

Herbert Smith Freehills advises on the creation of the global market leader in aggregates

Deals and cases | Germany | 05 August 2015

Herbert Smith Freehills has advised Italmobiliare on the sale of its 45% stake in Milan-listed Italcementi S.p.A. in Italy, to HeidelbergCement AG, one of the world’s largest building materials companies. Herbert Smith Freehills has advised Italmobiliare on the sale of its 45% stake in Milan-listed Italcementi S.p.A. in Italy, to HeidelbergCement AG, one of the world’s largest building materials companies.

Herbert Smith Freehills advise Japan's Gulliver on investment in Western Australian car dealership network

Deals and cases | Brisbane, Perth, Tokyo | 04 August 2015

Herbert Smith Freehills has advised Japanese automotive group Gulliver International Co Ltd on its A$120 (US$90) million acquisition of a majority shareholding in the DVG Automotive Group, Western Australia's second largest automotive dealership group.

Herbert Smith Freehills advising Pepper on initial public offering

Deals and cases | Australia, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney | 31 July 2015

Herbert Smith Freehills is advising Pepper Group Limited on its initial public offering and listing on the Australian Securities Exchange. The offer consists of a broker firm offer, institutional offer, employee gift offer, personnel offer and priority offer (Offer) and Pepper’s market capitalisation is A$471 million at the offer price of A$2.60 per share.

Herbert Smith Freehills advises on Malaysian IPO of Sunway Construction

Deals and cases | Singapore, South East Asia | 30 July 2015

Herbert Smith Freehills has advised RHB Investment Bank Berhad, Maybank Investment Bank Berhad and The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited in their role as joint global coordinators, joint bookrunners and joint underwriters of the initial public offering (IPO) of Sunway Construction Group Berhad, an arm of the Sunway conglomerate, one of Malaysia's largest business groups.

Herbert Smith Freehills advises on £844m sale of Financial Times

Deals and cases | London | 24 July 2015

The Herbert Smith Freehills real estate team has advised leading learning and education company Pearson on its £844m sale of the Financial Times to Japanese media organisation Nikkei. Pearson's stake in the Economist and FT headquarters at One Southwark Bridge was not included in the deal.

Herbert Smith Freehills advises Yahoo! JAPAN on joint venture with global travel search engine Skyscanner

Deals and cases | Tokyo, London | 23 July 2015

Herbert Smith Freehills has advised Yahoo! JAPAN on its joint venture with global travel search engine Skyscanner Ltd to expand both companies' penetration of the lucrative Japanese travel search market.

Herbert Smith Freehills advises HORIBA on major acquisition in the UK

Deals and cases | London, Tokyo | 22 July 2015

Herbert Smith Freehills has advised HORIBA, Ltd., a leading Japanese global analytical and life sciences instrumentation company, on its largest acquisition in the UK. HORIBA has acquired the entire business operations of MIRA Ltd., the United Kingdom registered vehicle engineering consultancy and testing services provider. HORIBA's acquisition of MIRA is to expand its vehicle development and testing business, and contribute to its development of next-generation vehicles.

Herbert Smith Freehills advises on launch of Menhaden Capital plc, a new energy efficiency focused investment trust

Deals and cases | London | 21 July 2015

The Herbert Smith Freehills investment funds team has advised Menhaden Capital PLC (the "Company"), a newly established UK investment trust, on its establishment and proposed placing and offer for subscription of up to 150 million shares. Numis Securities Limited is acting as sponsor, corporate broker and bookrunner to the Company.

Herbert Smith Freehills advises Propertylink on Australian property acquisitions valued at A$300 million

Deals and cases | Australia, Brisbane, Perth, Sydney, Melbourne | 20 July 2015

Herbert Smith Freehills has advised Propertylink on its A$300 million purchase of 320 Pitt Street, Sydney and a portfolio of eight industrial properties across Australia.

Herbert Smith Freehills advises Amcor on acquisition of Indian packaging company

Deals and cases | Singapore | 15 July 2015

Herbert Smith Freehills' Singapore office has advised Amcor Limited on its acquisition of Packaging India Private Limited (PIPL), a flexible packaging company, from Indian listed company Essel Propack.

Herbert Smith Freehills acts for Bazalgette Consortium on its successful Thames Tideway Tunnel bid

Deals and cases | London | 14 July 2015

Herbert Smith Freehills is advising the Bazalgette Consortium on its bid to become the Infrastructure Provider for the Thames Tideway Tunnel. Bazalgette, a Consortium of investors comprising funds managed by Allianz Capital Partners, Amber Infrastructure, Dalmore Capital and DIF, was selected as Preferred Bidder for the Project on 13 July 2015.

Sierra Leone Investor Guide launched at the UN Ebola Pledging Conference

Firm news | Africa group | 10 July 2015

A new Investor Guide for Sierra Leone is to be launched on 10 July at the UN International Ebola Recovery Conference in New York. The Guide presents an independent private sector perspective on Sierra Leone's investment landscape with the aim of rebuilding investor confidence in the country. It has been drafted by a team of Herbert Smith Freehills lawyers, together with Standard Chartered Bank and Prudential plc.

Herbert Smith Freehills advises Murray Goulburn on its capital restructure and A$500 million capital raising

Deals and cases | Australia, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney | 09 July 2015

Herbert Smith Freehills has advised Murray Goulburn Co-operative Co. Limited on the implementation of a transformative new capital structure and successful A$500 million capital raising.

Herbert Smith Freehills advises Mitsui on investment in British based global education sector company

Deals and cases | London, Tokyo | 08 July 2015

Herbert Smith Freehills has advised Mitsui & Co., Ltd. on its acquisition of a 25% equity interest in international student recruitment and consulting company QS Quacquarelli Symonds Limited (QS).

Herbert Smith Freehills advocates gain rights at Singapore International Commercial Court

Firm news | Singapore | 08 July 2015

Four Herbert Smiths Freehills' advocates have been granted rights of representation before the Singapore International Commercial Court (SICC).

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