02 June 2023
HSF advises gold and copper miner Newcrest on its proposed acquisition by Newmont for A$26.2 billion
Herbert Smith Freehills ( HSF ) has advised Newcrest Mining Ltd ( Newcrest ) on its proposed acquisition by Newmont Corporation ( Newmont ) with an implied value of A$26.2 billion, including a special dividend of up to US$1.10 per Newcrest share.
26 May 2023
HSF advises General Atlantic on Combination of Deutsche Börse’s Qontigo and ISS
Herbert Smith Freehills ( HSF ) is pleased to have advised General Atlantic on certain Australian legal due diligence aspects of the intended combination of Qontigo and ISS (both majority-owned by Deutsche Börse), with General Atlantic becoming the sole minority shareholder of the combined Qontigo...
25 May 2023
Herbert Smith Freehills advises Origin on proposed A$18.7 billion acquisition by Brookfield Asset Management and MidOcean Energy
Herbert Smith Freehills is pleased to be advising leading Australian energy company Origin Energy Limited ( Origin ) on the proposed A$18.7 billion acquisition of Origin by a consortium consisting of Brookfield Asset Management ( Brookfield ) (together with its partners and investors, GIC and...
24 May 2023
Herbert Smith Freehills advises Commonwealth Bank of Australia on its A$1.55 billion offer of PERLS XVI
Herbert Smith Freehills is pleased to be advising Commonwealth Bank of Australia ( CBA ) on its offer of CommBank PERLS XVI Capital Notes to raise approximately A$1.55 billion (with the ability to raise more or less) ( Offer ).
19 May 2023
Herbert Smith Freehills advises InfraRed Capital Partners on PPP sale
Herbert Smith Freehills has advised InfraRed Capital Partners (InfraRed) on the divestment of its stake in Celsus Holding Pty Ltd, the consortium that manages the New Royal Adelaide Hospital (NRAH) Public-Private Partnership (PPP).
18 May 2023
Herbert Smith Freehills advises Constantinople on its “mega” $32 million Series Seed capital raise led by Square Peg
Herbert Smith Freehills’ venture capital team has advised Constantinople Holdings Pty Ltd ( Constantinople ) on its “mega” A$32 million Series Seed capital raise backed by prominent Australian venture capital firms, Square Peg and AirTree Ventures as well as strategic investor, Great Southern Bank.
18 May 2023
6 Metals Limited’s placement and security purchase plan to raise up to ~A$32 million
Herbert Smith Freehills is proud to have advised the joint lead managers to Group 6 Metals Limited ( Group 6 ) on its capital raising to raise up to approximately A$32 million, comprising a non-underwritten institutional placement to raise up to approximately A$27 million and partially underwritten...
17 May 2023
Herbert Smith Freehills advises Independent Board Committee on Energy Resources of Australia Ltd’s A$369 million entitlement offer
Herbert Smith Freehills is proud to have advised the Independent Board Committee of Energy Resources of Australia Limited ( ERA ) on its successful 5 for 1 pro-rata renounceable entitlement offer with a subsequent shortfall facility and shortfall bookbuild, raising $369 million for ERA.
15 May 2023
Continued rise of private capital: record dry powder and an expanding universe of sponsor-led deal opportunities to bolster Australian M&A
There is a growing impetus for sponsor-led Australian M&A activity over the next 12 months, given record levels of dry powder, historic returns from vintages deployed in recent periods of challenging economic conditions, and an expanding universe of opportunities for sponsor-led buy-out...
08 May 2023
Herbert Smith Freehills advises AGL Energy Limited on a partial refinancing of its existing debt facilities and new A$500m syndicated green capital expenditure loan
Reinforcing its leadership in green financing, Herbert Smith Freehills has advised AGL Energy Limited ( AGL ) on a partial refinancing of its existing debt facilities and A$500 million syndicated green capital expenditure loan.