First Sentier Investors’ Acquistion of John Laing’s Australian Wind Farm Renewable Portfolio

White & Case LLP has advised First Sentier Investors on the deal, while Allens advised John Laing.

First Sentier Investors (FSI) executed its acquisition of John Laing’s Australian wind farm renewable portfolio, including John Laing’s stake in the Cherry Tree and Kiata wind farms in Victoria, Hornsdale wind farm in South Australia and the Granville Harbour wind farm in Tasmania.

First Sentier Investors, formerly known as Colonial First State Global Asset Management in Australia and First State Investments elsewhere, is a global asset management business that manages A$215 billion (as at 30 June 2020) in assets managed on behalf of institutional investors, pension funds, wholesale distributors, investment platforms, financial advisers and clients worldwide. First Sentier Investors provides active, specialist investment capabilities managed by a group of independent investment teams.

The White & Case team in Australia that advised on the transaction was led by partners Nirangjan Nagarajah (Melbourne; Picture) and Joel Rennie (Sydney), with support from partners, Joanne Draper, Michelle Keen and Adeline Pang (all Melbourne) and associates Tiffany Leach and Jessie Huynh (both Melbourne) and Danielle Ingham and Kian Newlyn (both Sydney).

Allens legal team included Wendy Rae (Partner), Chris Travers (Managing Associate), Elysia Longo (Senior Associate), Emma Moore (Associate), Kate Axup (Partner), Danielle Jones (Senior Associate), Luisa Colosimo (Senior Associate), Helen Santamaria (Associate), Tessie Chang (Lawyer), Michael Ryan (Partner), Lisa Zhou (Managing Associate).

Involved fees earner: Kate Axup – Allens; Luisa Colosimo – Allens; Danielle Jones – Allens; Elysia Longo – Allens; Emma Moore – Allens; Wendy Rae – Allens; Michael Ryan – Allens; Helen Santamaria – Allens; Chris Travers – Allens; Lisa Zhou – Allens; Joanne Draper – White & Case; Jessie Huynh – White & Case; Michelle Keen – White & Case; Nirangjan Nagarajah – White & Case; Adeline Pang – White & Case; Joel Rennie – White & Case;

Law Firms: Allens; White & Case;

Clients: First Sentier Investors; John Laing plc;

Author: Michael Patrini