Firms: King & Wood Mallesons (Hony Capital); DLA Piper (ENN)
Deal: Hony Capital has sold its 11.7 per cent share in Santos to ENN Ecological Holdings.
Value: US$750 million
Key players: The KWM team was led by partner Shaun McRobert (pictured), supported by senior associate David Jewkes and solicitor Renée Sequeira.
Deal significance: The acquisition – which is subject to ENN shareholder approval – will result in ENN being the largest shareholder in the Australian energy company.
Private equity company Hony Capital will become a strategic investor of ENN through a private placement of new shares, equivalent to US$380 million, supporting ENN’s natural gas growth plans.