Firms: King & Wood Mallesons (DBP Group); Allens Linklaters (banks)
Deal: Seven-year bank debt facility, provided by a syndicate of Japanese banks
Value: $155 million
Key players: The KWM team was led by banking and finance partner Nicholas Creed (pictured), who was supported by senior associate Nicole Ho and solicitor Natalie Scoones.
Deal significance: The funds raised will be used to repay part of the DBP Group’s $325 million of floating-rate notes, which will mature in April 2013. The DBP group of entities purchased the Dampier to Bunbury Natural Gas Pipeline in October 2004. It is majority owned by DUET Group (80%), with Alcoa as a minority owner (20%).
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