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Herbert Smith Freehills advises Clean Energy Finance Corporation on A$150m equity investment

03 August 2018 | Australia, Asia Pacific
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Herbert Smith Freehills has advised the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) on its A$150 million equity investment in the Morrison & Co Growth Infrastructure Fund.  

The Fund aims to acquire and develop assets with potential for substantial improvements in energy efficiency, including renewable energy, hospitals, and aged care accommodation.

The team from Herbert Smith Freehills advising CEFC comprised partner Fiona Smedley and senior associate Yorick Ng.

Fiona Smedley said: “We congratulate the CEFC on this unique investment, and are delighted to have been part of the solution to provide clean energy and energy efficiency solutions in the built environment.”

Yorick Ng added: “The team at CEFC dedicate their energy to the pursuit of laudable goals and are always a pleasure to work with. We are excited to have assisted them to improve energy efficiency in the Australian infrastructure sector”.

Fiona and Yorick have advised CEFC on a variety of transactions in the past, including its investment commitments to the agriculture platform of Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets, Dexus Healthcare Wholesale Property Fund and Palisade Renewable Energy Fund.


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