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04 Mar 2019 | Transactions & Matters | Real Estate

AXA Investment Managers – Real Assets $330.4 million acquisition of four hotels

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills advised AXA Investment Managers – Real Assets on the tax aspects of its $330.4 million acquisition of a portfolio of four hotels from the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, the largest hotel deal of the year.

07 Nov 2018 | Transactions & Matters | Corporate and Mergers & Acquisitions

Caltex Australia: expanded partnership with Woolworths

Greenwoods have advised Caltex Australia Ltd on its expanded fuel and convenience relationship with Woolworths Ltd.

01 Nov 2018 | Transactions & Matters | Corporate and Mergers & Acquisitions

Wesfarmers: Coles demerger

Greenwoods have advised Wesfarmers in relation to the spin-off of the Coles supermarket business into a standalone entity.

01 Nov 2018 | Transactions & Matters | Corporate and Mergers & Acquisitions

BHP Billiton: off-market buy-back

Greenwoods have advised BHP Billiton in relation to its USD$5.2bn off-market buy-back and USD$5.2bn special dividend.

23 Aug 2018 | Transactions & Matters | Energy & Resources

Santos: acquisition of Quadrant Energy

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills assisted Adelaide-based Santos on the $2.9bn acquisition of Quadrant Energy from a consortium including Macquarie Capital, Brookfield Business Partners, Wesfarmers and the Bennett family.

15 Aug 2018 | Transactions & Matters | Real Estate

Investa Property Group: Macquarie Capital

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills advised Investa Property Group on the sale of a 50 per cent stake in Investa Office Management Holdings to the real estate principal investment arm of Macquarie Capital.

15 Aug 2018 | Transactions & Matters | Real Estate

John Holland: Sale of 275 George Street, Sydney

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills advised John Holland on its sale of 275 George Street, Sydney to Daibiru for approximately A$240 million.

07 Jun 2018 | Transactions & Matters | Corporate and Mergers & Acquisitions

Westfield: acquisition by Unibail-Rodamco SE

Greenwoods have advised Westfield Corporation on its acquisition by Unibail-Rodamco for $32.7bn.

28 May 2018 | Transactions & Matters | Energy & Resources

Independence Group: sale of Goldfields zinc-copper mine

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills has acted for Independence Group in the sale of its Jaguar zinc-copper mine in the Goldfields.

21 Mar 2018 | Transactions & Matters | Employment & Superannuation | Corporate and Mergers & Acquisitions

Aconex: acquisition by Oracle

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills has advised Aconex on its sale to Oracle by scheme of arrangement.

16 Dec 2017 | Transactions & Matters | Real Estate

Ardent Leisure Group: sale of d'Albora marinas portfolio

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills advised Ardent Leisure Group on the sale of its d’Albora marinas portfolio.

13 Dec 2017 | Transactions & Matters | Corporate and Mergers & Acquisitions | International

Disney: acquisition of 21st Century Fox

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills are advising The Walt Disney Company on Australian tax aspects of the proposed acquisition of part of 21st Century Fox for $68 billion.

30 Nov 2017 | Transactions & Matters | Real Estate

AMP Capital: Indooroopilly Shopping Centre acquisition

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills have advised AMP Capital Shopping Centre Fund and the AMP Capital Diversified Property Fund on the acquisition of a combined 50% interest in Indooroopilly Shopping Centre.

30 Nov 2017 | Transactions & Matters | Real Estate

Vicinity Centres : Exchange of Chatswood Chase

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills advised Vicinity Centres on the exchange of a 49% interest in Chatswood Chase shopping centre for a 50% interest in GIC’s Queen Victoria Building, The Galeries and The Strand Arcade.

02 Oct 2017 | Transactions & Matters | Corporate and Mergers & Acquisitions | Energy & Resources

Origin Energy: sale of oil and gas business

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills has advised Origin Energy on the sale of its conventional upstream oil and gas business, Lattice Energy, to Beach Energy for $1.585 billion.

13 Sep 2017 | Transactions & Matters | Real Estate

Frasers Property: Redevelopment of Macquarie Park’s Ivanhoe Estate

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills have advised Frasers Property on the $2.2 billion redevelopment of Macquarie Park’s Ivanhoe Estate.

28 Aug 2017 | Transactions & Matters | Real Estate

John Holland: Macquarie Park acquisition

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills advised the John Holland Group on the acquisition of its first mixed-use development site in Macquarie Park, NSW.

25 May 2017 | Transactions & Matters | Corporate and Mergers & Acquisitions

Foschini Group: acquisition of Retail Apparel Group

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills advised The Foschini Group on the acquisition of the Retail Apparel Group in a deal worth approx $300M.

13 Apr 2017 | Transactions & Matters | Real Estate | Financial Services

Investa Commercial Property Fund: MTN issuance

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills advised Investa Commercial Property Fund on its A$100 million Green Bond Issue.

30 Mar 2017 | Transactions & Matters | Real Estate | Financial Services

Investa Office Fund: MTN issuance

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills advised Investa Office Fund on its A$150 million Green Bond Issue.

24 Jan 2017 | Transactions & Matters | Corporate and Mergers & Acquisitions | Energy & Resources

Rio Tinto: sale of Hunter coal assets

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills advised Rio Tinto on the sale of Hunter coal mining assets to Yancoal for A$3.2b.

20 Oct 2016 | Transactions & Matters | Corporate and Mergers & Acquisitions | Employment & Superannuation

NAB: sale of interest in MLC

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills advised NAB on the sale of 80% of its life insurance business to Nippon Life Insurance Company for A$2.4 billion.

15 Sep 2016 | Transactions & Matters | Private Equity

Allegro: Sale of The Ghan and Indian Pacific Rail

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills advised Allegro Funds on the sale of its 70% holding in Great Southern Rail.

19 Aug 2016 | Transactions & Matters | Real Estate

Ardent Leisure: sale of health clubs division

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills advised Ardent Leisure Group on the sale of its health clubs division (comprising Goodlife Health Clubs and Hypoxi) to funds advised by Quadrant Private Equity.

01 Apr 2016 | Transactions & Matters | Real Estate

ICPF: acquisition of Mid-City Centre

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills advised Investa Commercial Property Fund on its acquisition of a 75% interest in 420 George Street, Sydney.

15 Mar 2016 | Transactions & Matters | Financial Services

Commonwealth Bank: PERLS VIII

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills advised the Commonwealth Bank of Australia on the issue of CommBank PERLS VIII Capital Notes which raised A$1.45b of Tier 1 Capital.

08 Mar 2016 | Transactions & Matters | Corporate and Mergers & Acquisitions | Energy & Resources

Taralga Wind Farm

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills has advised a subsidiary of Banco Santander, S.A. on the sale of the Taralga Wind Farm to power group SPIC Pacific Hydro Pty Ltd.

28 Feb 2016 | Transactions & Matters | Real Estate

Investa: sale of management platform

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills advised Investa on the sale of its management platform to Investa Commercial Property Fund.

26 Feb 2016 | Transactions & Matters | Corporate and Mergers & Acquisitions

Caltex: share buy-back

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills advised Caltex Australia Limited on its $270m off-market share buy-back.

01 Dec 2015 | Transactions & Matters | Real Estate

Investa: sale of land business

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills advised Investa on the sale of its land business to Proprium Capital Partners.

09 Nov 2015 | Transactions & Matters | Financial Services

GE Capital: sale of consumer lending business

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills advised KKR, Varde and Deutsche Bank on their acquisition and financing of GE Capital’s Australian and New Zealand consumer lending business.

01 Nov 2015 | Transactions & Matters | Real Estate

Investa: sale of office portfolio

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills advised Investa on the sale of its office assets to Chinese Investment Corporation, a deal with a combined transaction value of $2.5bn.

14 Oct 2015 | Transactions & Matters | Energy & Resources

BHP Billiton: hybrid notes

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills advised BHP Billiton Limited on the issue of USD, Euro and Sterling denominated hybrid notes.

21 Sep 2015 | Transactions & Matters | Corporate and Mergers & Acquisitions

Swisse Wellness: sale of interest to Biostime

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills has advised leading Australian wellness brand Swisse Wellness on the sale of an 83% interest in Swiss Wellness to Hong Kong Stock Exchange-listed Biostime International Holdings Ltd.

19 Sep 2015 | Transactions & Matters | Real Estate

Frasers: sale of logistics real estate portfolio

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills advised Frasers on the sale of its interest in its logistics real estate portfolio to Ascendas, a deal with a combined transaction value of over $1bn.

04 Sep 2015 | Transactions & Matters | Energy & Resources | Projects & Infrastructure

Macarthur Wind Farm

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills has advised the international bank syndicate on the financing for H.R.L Morrison & Co’s acquisition of a 50% interest in the largest wind farm in the southern hemisphere, Macarthur Wind Farm in western Victoria.

19 Aug 2015 | Transactions & Matters | Energy & Resources | Projects & Infrastructure

Hornsdale Wind Farm project

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills has advised Société Générale and KfW in respect of the long-term debt financing of Stage 1 of the Hornsdale Wind Farm project.

17 Aug 2015 | Transactions & Matters

CBA: PAITREO entitlement offer

We were pleased to advise Commonwealth Bank of Australia on its A$5 billion pro-rata accelerated renounceable entitlement offer including retail rights trading, announced on 12 August 2015. The offer constitutes the second-largest rights issue in Australian history.

17 Jul 2015 | Transactions & Matters | Corporate and Mergers & Acquisitions | Employment & Superannuation

Viator: Class Ruling

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills advised Viator Inc in respect of the tax treatment of their employee equity arrangements following the takeover by Trip Advisor Inc.

23 Jun 2015 | Transactions & Matters | Real Estate

DEXUS: acquisition of Brisbane properties

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills advised DEXUS on its acquisition of the Waterfront Place office tower and Eagle Street Pier retail precinct in Brisbane.

16 Jun 2015 | Transactions & Matters | Real Estate | Private Equity

Scape: student accommodation projects

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills advised private equity firm, Telopea Capital, in relation to the acquisition of two prime sites by Scape Student Living, in which it is a significant investor.

01 Jun 2015 | Transactions & Matters | Private Wealth

Private wealth matters

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills does not disclose information relating to its work on private wealth matters.

07 May 2015 | Transactions & Matters | Real Estate

DEXUS: acquisition of industrial property

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills advised the DEXUS Industrial Partnership on their acquisition of a major industrial property in Brisbane.

31 Mar 2015 | Transactions & Matters | Real Estate

Toga: Kingsford JV

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills advised TOGA group on the establishment of a joint venture to acquire and develop property in Kingsford, NSW.

30 Oct 2014 | Transactions & Matters | Real Estate

Toga: Chatswood JV

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills advised TOGA group on its acquisition of an interest in a joint venture to develop a mixed use property in Chatswood, NSW.

17 Oct 2014 | Transactions & Matters | Real Estate

Toga: Macquarie PDA

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills advised TOGA group on a Project Development Agreement over a property located in Macquarie Park, Sydney.

23 Sep 2014 | Transactions & Matters | Real Estate

Frasers: integration of Australand

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills advised Frasers on the integration of Australand into its business following its 2014 $2.6bn takeover of the formerly ASX listed stapled group.

12 Dec 2013 | Transactions & Matters | Real Estate

Toga: West Ryde JV

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills advised TOGA group on the establishment of a joint venture to acquire and develop a mixed use property in West Ryde, Sydney.