Sebastian Rosholt
Partner, Sydney
I am a corporate transactions and projects partner with significant mergers and acquisitions, corporate and corporate finance experience. I specialise in the energy and resources, in particular renewables, mining and mining services, infrastructure and financial services industries.

I am an experienced corporate lawyer with extensive advisory and transactional experience (regulated and unregulated) across a diverse range of sectors and industries. I regularly work on complex cross-border transactions, competitive auction processes (buy-side and sell-side), strategic investments, joint ventures, corporate restructurings, bolt-on acquisitions, privatisations and capital raisings. I have specific experience advising on projects located in Australia and Mongolia.

Career highlights

  • EDF Renewables: Acted for the Australian subsidiary of French-headquartered and world leader in clean energy generation, EDF Renouvelables (EDF-R), on acquisitions of the Newcastle Offshore Wind Farm and a solar project and battery energy storage system in Queensland.
  • NovaSource Power Services: Acted for US-based operations and maintenance services provider for renewable energy assets on the acquisition of First Solar, which specialises in O&M services for photovoltaic power projects in Australia.
  • ENEOS Corporation: Acted for long-standing Japanese client on the disposal of its 15% interest in the Bulga coal mine, situated outside Singleton, NSW to Glencore.
  • CIMIC: Acted for long-standing client on the AU$2.2bn divestment of a 50% interest in Thiess to Quarry Services Holdings (funds managed by Elliott Management Corporation). The transaction was one of the top M&A transactions by value in Australia at the time. Also advised on the equity funding and joint venture arrangements for $350m of equity capital to fund Thiess' off market takeover of MACA Limited.
  • Thiess: Advised on its acquisition of Downer EDI's interest in RTL, a joint venture providing mining, civil construction and plant hire services in the Latrobe Valley, Victoria.
  • Wagner Group: Advised on the disposal of its Mongolian business (including the exclusive dealership rights for Caterpillar within the territory) to Barloworld Limited for US$180m.
  • AGL Energy Limited: Advised in relation to its proposed acquisition and operation of production assets under the NSW electricity privatisation.
  • Rise Renewables: Advised Rise Renewables on the sell down of 51% in each of the 250MW Baroota Pumped Hydro and 300MW Bridle Track Solar projects in South Australia to UPC/AC Renewables, as well as subsequent divestment of its minority stake in Rise Renewables and Baroota Hydro Project.
  • FRV: Advised FRV in relation to its acquisition of the 90MW Sebastopol Solar Farm from Ib vogt.
  • Gold Fields Limited: Advised Gold Fields in relation to its acquisition of the Granny Smith, Lawlers and Darlot gold mines, based in Western Australia from Barrick Gold for US$300m.