12 September 2018
Clifford Chance advises Partners Group on AU$200 million Murra Warra Wind Farm investment
Leading international law firm Clifford Chance has advised global private markets investment manager Partners Group on its 100% acquisition and more than AU$200 million equity investment on behalf of its clients in the 226MW Murra Warra Wind Farm (Stage 1) renewable energy project in Victoria from Macquarie Capital and RES. Construction of the wind farm commenced in March 2018 and is expected to be completed in mid-2019.
The deal was led by partner Andrew Crook and counsel Reuben van Werkum. Reuben offers, "This renewable energy asset will generate enough clean energy to power 220,000 Australian households and offset more than 900,000 tonnes of carbon emissions every year. We're delighted to again support long term client Partners Group on their fourth renewable energy investment in Australia since 2015."
Clifford Chance regularly advises on market leading renewables transactions in Asia Pacific including most recently advising on Partners Group's establishment of its AU$700 million Grassroots Renewable Energy Platform. The firm has also advised on Global Infrastructure Partner's US$5 billion acquisition of Equis Energy, acting on Formosa 1 - the first offshore wind project in Asia, and on the financing of Australia's first integrated solar and energy storage project of scale.