Middletons acted for Australian Petroleum Investments Pty Ltd Group on the $600 million acquisition of the entire issued capital of Delhi Petroleum Pty Ltd, a subsidiary of ExxonMobil Corporation. Delhi has an approximate 22 per cent interest in the Cooper Basin and Eromanga Oil and Gas Joint Ventures. Middletons’ acquisition team was led by M&A partner Jeff Goss. He was supported by fellow partner Jane Ann Gray, senior associate Jen Robinson and lawyer Andrew McNee.
Gilbert + Tobin M&A partner, Gary Lawler led the team representing Woolworths on the $600 million service station alliance between Woolworths Limited and Caltex Australia Limited. This alliance will result in Caltex co-branding more than 130 of its services stations located near Woolworths stores as Caltex Woolworths sites, and Woolworths' existing sites being co-branded with the Caltex brand. All of these sites will sell Caltex fuel and accept Woolworths fuel redemption discount vouchers.
Pillsbury Winthrop represented the underwriters, Merrill Lynch & Co., AG Edwards, Piper Jaffray, BNY Capital Markets, Inc. and Comerica Securities, Inc. in a registered offering of US$50 ($71.7) million aggregate principal amount of First Mortgage Bonds, 5.5 per cent series due 19 May 2019 and US$100 ($143.4) million aggregate principal amount of First Mortgage Bonds, 6 per cent series due 1 May 2034 for Laclede Gas Company. The company, a subsidiary of The Laclede Group, Inc., is a public utility that principally distributes and transports natural gas to the public in the City of St. Louis and surrounding counties in eastern Missouri, with over 630,000 customers.