Adrian Perkins


Sydney, Australia

Adrian specialises in mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, major projects, private capital and commercial transactions. He is a trusted adviser to a range of leading companies and funds. Adrian has a diverse cross border practice covering clients and transactions in multiple jurisdictions and multiple sectors.   

His work highlights include acting for:

  • Newmont Corporation: $27b takeover of Newcrest Mining
  • Sydney Transport Partners consortium: $11.1b acquisition from the State of NSW of 49% of Westconnex, the largest toll road project in Australia
  • Qube: acquisition of the Kalari bulk commodities transport and logistics business from Swire Group
  • Endeavour Energy: Central West Orana Renewable Energy Zone project
  • Pembroke Resources and Taurus Funds Management: proposed consortium acquisition of BHP’s interest in a Queensland coal mining complex
  • BHP: takeover of Oz Minerals
  • Apollo PE / Chandra Asri Petrochemicals consortium: proposed acquisition of IXOM
  • Confidential industrials sector client: proposed takeover of Bingo
  • Glencore: $1.2b acquisition of a 49% interest in the Hunter Valley Operations coal complex from Yancoal and Mitsubishi and the creation of the Hunter Valley Operations joint venture
  • Brookfield Infrastructure: on the Asia aspects of its acquisition of AT&T's global data centre colocation operations
  • Capitaland: staged acquisition of the Quest Serviced Apartments group
  • Glencore: $1.14 b sale of GRail by competitive auction to Genesee & Wyoming (and others) and its $1.2b acquisition of a 49% interest in the Hunter Valley Operations coal complex from Yancoal and Mitsubishi
  • Brookfield: consortium arrangements with Macquarie Bank to form Quadrant Energy Holdings in connection with its A$2.1b acquisition of the Western Australian oil & gas assets of Apache Corporation, and on its subsequent sale of interests in Quadrant Energy to Santos
  • iNova Pharmaceuticals: various brand acquisitions in Asia including Demazin from GSK and the Gold Cross, David Craig and Skin Beauty brands from Probiotec
  • Oil Search Limited: A$1b acquisition of the Pacific LNG Group of Companies and interests in the Elk / Antelope gas fields in Papua New Guinea
  • Steadfast: roll up of 60 insurance and financial advisory businesses for its IPO
  • Puma Energy: US$500m acquisition of Interoil's midstream and downstream petroleum business in Papua New Guinea and acquisition of the Caltex bitumen terminal in Port Botany, Sydney 
  • Palisade Investment Partners: acquisitions of Tasmanian Gas Pipeline and Newcastle Mater Hospital, acquisition of 50% of Port of Portland, investments Biosciences Research Centre, Merredin Power Station and various social infrastructure assets
  • Hanson (Heidelberg Cement AG): acquisitions of the Rocla Quarry Products Division from Fletcher Building, the Alex Fraser recycling and asphalt business and its interests in the Cement Australia joint venture

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