RATCH-Australia acquires major stake in Alinta Energy wind farm

By Naomi Neilson|17 November 2019

Baker McKenzie has acted for RATCH-Australia in acquiring a major stake in a wind farm owned by Alinta Energy.

Firm: Baker McKenzie (RATCH-Australia)

Deal: Baker McKenzie has acted for RATCH-Australia on majority stake acquisition of Yandin Wind Farm from Alinta Energy.

Value: Undisclosed.

Area: M&A.

Key players: Baker McKenzie’s team was led by partner and co-head of global renewable energy Paul Curnow. He was assisted by co-lead partner Kate Jefferson and a team comprising of Lev Gantly, Eve Gallagher, Eric Li, Aylin Cunsolo and Declan O'Donahue.

Deal significance: RATCH-Australia is owned by major Thai power generation company, RATCH Group. RATCH Group is a company incorporated in Thailand, founded in 2000, and listed on the Stock Exchange of Thailand with a market capitalisation equivalent to circa $2 billion.

Mr Curnow said: “We were delighted to act for our client, RATCH-Australia, an independent power producer with a portfolio of more than 1 gigawatt of Australian power generation assets in operation or under construction.

“The Yandin Wind Farm will be Western Australia’s biggest wind farm comprising of 51 of Vestas’ industry-leading 4.2-megawatt turbines that will connect to Western Power’s 330-kilovolt transmission network via a new 10-kilometre transaction line and terminal station that will be built, owned and operated by Western Power.”

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