03/09/2019

Gilbert + Tobin has advised Infratil Limited, a major energy and infrastructure group listed on ASX and NZX, on its sale of Perth Energy to AGL Energy Limited.

Founded in 1999, Perth Energy is one of the largest business energy retailers with associated electricity generation for small, medium and large businesses in Western Australia. Western Energy, part of the Perth Energy group, owns and operates the Kwinana Swift Power Station.

G+T Corporate Advisory Partner David Josselsohn led the G+T team, with support from Consultant Michael McDonald, Lawyer Adrian Zhang and Gradutes Emily Almond and James Soussa. The team was supported by other specialists within G+T including Corporate Advisory Partner Justin Little, Banking & Infrastructure Partner Alexander Danne, Competition Partner Charles Coorey, Banking & Infrastructure Lawyers Hamish Nicholson and James Frixou and Corporate Advisory Lawyer Ashley Roberts. Team members were based in the Sydney, Melbourne and Perth offices.

Commenting on the deal, Partner David Josselsohn said, “We are pleased to have advised our client Infratil on this important transaction in the Western Australian energy market.” 

Gilbert + Tobin’s market-leading Corporate Advisory team has advised on many of Australia’s largest and most innovative transactions, including recently advising Anheuser-Busch InBev on $16 billion sale of Carlton & United Breweries to Asahi Group, DuluxGroup on its proposed $4.2 billion acquisition by Nippon Paint, BGH Capital on its $2.3 billion acquisition of Navitas, TPG on its $1 billion acquisition of Greencross and Viva Energy on its $2.65 billion IPO.