Firms: Herbert Smith Freehills (Macquarie Capital); Minter Ellison (Mirvac Group)
Deal: The undertaking by Mirvac Group of a fully underwritten $400 million institutional placement
Area: Corporate/ Capital markets
Value: $400 million
Key players: The Herbert Smith Freehills team was led by partner Philippa Stone (pictured), assisted by executive counsel Lauren Magraith. Minters’ corporate / capital markets advisory team was made up of partners John Steven, Stuart Johnson, Bart Oude-Vrielink and Daniel Scotti.
Deal significance: Mirvac is undertaking this $400 million placement in order to raise money to purchase seven commercial properties from GE Real Estate Investments Australia–one each in Perth and Melbourne and five in Sydney. Macquarie Capital is the sole bookrunner, lead manager and underwriter for the placement. Mirvac is also undertaking a non-underwritten Security Purchase Plan (SPP) that will allow eligible shareholders to acquire stapled securities at the same price as the institutional investors; the same Minters team that represented Mirvac for the placement will represent it for the SPP.