KKR, OTPP and PSP Investments’ A$5.2 Billion Acquisition of Spark Infrastructure

Allens has advised a consortium on the acquisition of all issued securities of Spark Infrastructure in an all-cash transaction for approximately A$5.2 billion.

Sydney-based electricity infrastructure owner Spark Infrastructure (ASX: SKI) has been acquired by a consortium comprising KKR, Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board and Public Sector Pension Investment Board in an all-cash transaction for approximately A$5.2 billion.

The transaction was implemented by way of an inter-conditional trust scheme and creditors’ scheme of arrangement.

KKR is a leading global investment firm that manages multiple alternative asset classes, including private equity, credit and real assets, with strategic partners that manage hedge funds.

Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board is an independent organization responsible for administering defined-benefit pensions for school teachers of the Canadian province of Ontario.

Public Sector Pension Investment Board is a Canadian Crown corporation established by an act of Parliament in September 1999.

The Allens’ team was led by M&A Partner Charles Ashton (Picture), assisted by Guy Alexander (Partner), Kate Towey (Partner), Hannah Biggins (Managing Associate), Bree Rowswell (Senior Associate), Elise Blume (Senior Associate), Kelsey Montgomery (Associate), Krish Nadarajah (Associate), Kye-Ren Cheong (Associate), Adrian Brett (Lawyer), Lana Yang (Lawyer), Tim Tabalujan (Lawyer), Marc Privitelli (Lawyer), Ben Fong (Lawyer) and Kristina Adzic (Lawyer) (M&A); Marc Kemp (Partner), Patrick Boyle (Senior Associate), Viroshan Poologasundram (Senior Associate) and Rachel Short (Lawyer) (Funds Super Wealth); Tim Stewart (Partner), David Couper (Partner), Gabriela Wilson (Senior Associate), Nicholas Koutsoukos (Senior Associate), Sam Forsyth (Associate), Aaron Chan (Associate), Mark Hakeem (Associate) and Moussa Mourad (Lawyer) (Banking and Finance); Kate Axup (Partner) and Luisa Colosimo (Senior Associate) (Projects and Development); Kim Reid (Partner), Guy Stuckey-Clarke (Senior Associate) and Kiara Di Carlo (Lawyer)(Commercial Disputes); Rob Walker (Partner), Wendy Rae (Partner), Andrew Wong (Mergers & Acquisitions Counsel) and Isabel Wormald (Associate)(Anti-Trust and FIRB). 



Involved fees earner: Guy Stuckey-Clarke – Allens; Kristina Adzic – Allens; Guy Alexander – Allens; Charles Ashton – Allens; Kate Axup – Allens; Hannah Biggins – Allens; Elise Blume – Allens; Patrick Boyle – Allens; Adrian Brett – Allens; Aaron Chan – Allens; Kye-Ren Cheong – Allens; Luisa Colosimo – Allens; David Couper – Allens; Kiara Di Carlo – Allens; Ben Fong – Allens; Sam Forsyth – Allens; Mark Hakeem – Allens; Marc Kemp – Allens; Nick Koutsoukos – Allens; Kelsey Montgomery – Allens; Moussa Mourad – Allens; Krish Nadarajah – Allens; Viroshan Poologasundram – Allens; Marc Privitelli – Allens; Wendy Rae – Allens; Kim Reid – Allens; Bree Rowswell – Allens; Rachel Short – Allens; Tim Stewart – Allens; Tim Tabalujan – Allens; Kate Towey – Allens; Robert Walker – Allens; Gabriela Wilson – Allens; Andrew Wong – Allens; Isabel Wormald – Allens; Lana Yang – Allens;

Law Firms: Allens;

Clients: KKR; Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board; Psp Investments;

Sonia Carcano

Author: Sonia Carcano