Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills advised Commonwealth Bank of Australia on the sale of its global asset management business, Colonial First State Global Asset Management, to Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group for $4.1bn.
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Greenwoods has acted as co-adviser, along with EY, to long term client Santos Limited, on the $2.2billion ($US1.5 billion) acquisition of ConocoPhillips’ northern Australian business.
Greenwoods has advised Scentre Group on its disposal of Sydney CBD office towers, to funds managed by Blackstone for $1.52 billion.
Greenwoods have advised Nine Entertainment (Nine) on the agreed sale of ACM for approximately $115 million.
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.
Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills advised CBA on the issue of CommBank PERLS XI Capital Notes (including a concurrent PERLS VI Reinvestment Offer) which raised A$1.59b of Additional Tier 1 Capital.