22 November 2022
More than three-quarters of Aussie start-ups optimistic despite challenging conditions
A challenging fundraising environment has failed to temper the optimism of Australian start-up founders, who remain positive about their prospects, with many even anticipating higher valuations in 2023, according to a survey from global law firm Herbert Smith Freehills ( HSF ).
18 November 2022
Herbert Smith Freehills advises Lighthouse Infrastructure on A$61m key worker housing acquisition and financing
Herbert Smith Freehills ( HSF ) has advised Lighthouse Infrastructure ( Lighthouse ) in relation to its A$61 million investment with St George Community Housing ( SGCH ) for the delivery of key worker accommodation in western Sydney.
16 November 2022
ESG a key driver of investment decisions, but scale and speed hampered by roadblocks and uncertainty: survey
Environmental, Social and Governance ( ESG ) factors feature prominently in investment decisions around Australian boardroom tables, with 9 out of 10 business leaders surveyed in a report released today saying that these outcomes were important, with over half saying they very important or critical...
14 November 2022
HSF awards pro bono leadership medal to Carla Aumann
Herbert Smith Freehills’ ( HSF ) Executive Counsel Carla Aumann has been announced as the 2022 recipient of the firm’s Keith Steele Pro Bono Leadership Medal, which recognises individuals from within HSF who have made an outstanding contribution to the pro bono sector.
14 November 2022
Herbert Smith Freehills advises Vexev on its USD$6 million Seed-1 capital raising led by Neotribe Ventures and Blackbird Ventures
Herbert Smith Freehills’ private equity and venture capital team has advised Vexev on its USD$6 million Seed-1 capital raise. The round was led by Neotribe Ventures and Blackbird Ventures.
01 November 2022
Leading for Impact: Herbert Smith Freehills publishes sixth annual responsible business report
Herbert Smith Freehills has today published its sixth annual Responsible Business Report. Highlighting the actions taken by our firm to engage with, and address, the challenges and opportunities faced by our clients and the communities in which we operate, the report demonstrates our ongoing...
31 October 2022
Herbert Smith Freehills advises Commonwealth Bank of Australia on its A$1.777 billion offer of PERLS XV
Herbert Smith Freehills is pleased to be advising Commonwealth Bank of Australia ( CBA ) on its offer of CommBank PERLS XV Capital Notes to raise approximately A$1.777 billion (with the ability to raise more or less) ( Offer ). The Offer was announced on 18 October 2022 and is CBA’s fifteenth...
20 October 2022
Internet generation ensures banks clock the need for change to meet expectations of customers and staff
Broadening their appeal to a new generation of customers and reacting to the shifting demands of today's bankers are key concerns for the global banking industry, according to a new report from Herbert Smith Freehills.
20 October 2022
Herbert Smith Freehills advises on the sale of 60% of equity in Victoria’s Lal Lal Wind Farms
Herbert Smith Freehills has advised Macquarie Asset Management’s Green Investment Group and investment manager InfraRed Capital Partners on the sale of a 60% equity interest in Victoria’s Lal Lal Wind Farms to Igneo Infrastructure Partners.
19 October 2022
HSF continues market-leading energy transition work, advising on the refinancing of Emerald Solar Farm
Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) has advised the lender group, consisting of Westpac Banking Corporation and National Australia Bank Limited, on the refinancing of Lighthouse Infrastructure’s Emerald Solar Farm, located in Central Queensland.
12 October 2022
Herbert Smith Freehills advises Beyond International Limited on its proposed circa A$47.5m acquisition by Banijay Entertainment SAS
Herbert Smith Freehills ( HSF ) has advised Beyond International Limited on its proposed acquisition by Banijay Entertainment SAS by scheme of arrangement.