MinterEllison has advised Northleaf Capital Partners (Northleaf) on its acquisition of a 40% interest in Lal Lal Wind Farms two wind generation projects in Victoria, and the opening of its Melbourne office.
Located near Ballarat, the two wind generation projects are scheduled to be fully operational by the second half of 2019 and will generate a combined output of 228 MW.
Northleaf acquired the interest in Lal Lal Wind Farm from the project’s developer, Macquarie Capital, who retains a percentage in the project.
The MinterEllison team advised on the deal structuring, FIRB approval process, legal due diligence and transaction documentation.
“We are thrilled to have advised Northleaf on the launch of its Melbourne office, and its acquisition of a 40% interest in Lal Lal Wind Farms,” said MinterEllison Partner, Leigh Brown. “These initiatives expand on their existing investments in Australia - Waterloo Wind Farm in South Australia and the bulk liquid storage business, ANZ Terminals.”
Northleaf is an independent global private markets investor with over US$10 billion in private equity, private credit and infrastructure commitments under management. Northleaf’s global portfolio includes more than 250 active investments in 14 countries and Northleaf currently manages several global private equity funds and two focused infrastructure funds.
Northleaf has locations in Toronto, Montreal, London, New York, Chicago, Menlo Park and now Melbourne.
The MinterEllison team was led by corporate partner Leigh Brown, with support from associate Daniel Ezekiel and graduate lawyer Arabella Searle.