Listed Funds

Infrastructure Funds - Australia

A legal and strategic sounding board for your infrastructure funds transaction

When an infrastructure business or sponsor looks to take its next major step and establish a new fund, internationalise an existing platform, attract additional capital, expand their asset base or optimise legal and tax efficiencies – we provide a legal and strategic sounding board to help implement their vision.

Drawing on our understanding of international, regional and local funds regimes, we can advise on all aspects of the infrastructure funds industry, including listed and unlisted funds, retail and wholesale funds and co-investment structures.

As a client, you will have access to our up-to-minute market intelligence that comes from having acted on the establishment of some of the region’s largest infrastructure funds and many major fundraisings across the world. We regularly act for both sponsors and investors, and have unrivalled know-how on fund formation and investor requirements.

Our infrastructure funds expertise covers all types of fund work including:

  • Fund formation
  • Fundraisings, including advice on the marketing and offering of their funds to investors 
  • Licensing and regulatory advice
  • Advice on the establishment of local operations 
  • Listings 
  • Carry and tax structuring
  • Investments and co-investments 
  • Fund restructures
  • Mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures.

Integrated, solutions-focused delivery

We bring a holistic, integrated approach to fund design – neatly packaging our fund structuring, regulatory, investment and tax advice. 
We’ll also work with you to develop the most efficient and streamlined legal service, drawing together all work streams, and dovetailing with your business. We can manage the project in your preferred jurisdiction and adapt our approach to your needs and the demands of the fundraising to enhance the investor negotiation and admission process and reduce demands on your time and resources.

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Going global?

Our international funds team – one of the world’s largest – regularly combines across jurisdictions and time zones to provide the reach and coverage needed for a global infrastructure fund transaction. We also regularly negotiate with many of the major investors from the US, Europe, the Middle East and Asia and road test key terms for investor views to maximise saleability.

All of this means that we have the capability and understanding to efficiently manage investor negotiations 24/7, and be with you every step of the way.

Up-to-minute experience

Our Australian Infrastructure Funds team are presently acting on several sizeable global infrastructure fundraisings.

We also have significant experience in establishing Australian infrastructure funds, both wholesale and listed, as well as advising on subsequent transactions.

We have a full team specialising in this area.

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