Clayton Utz has acted for RBS Funds Management (RFM) and RBS Group Australia (RBS) on the divestment of the RBS Social Infrastructure (Australia) Trust (the fund) to AMP Capital Investors Limited (AMPCI), which was effected by replacing the responsible entity of the fund.
The fund, which has been renamed the AMP Capital Community Infrastructure Fund, consists of four PPP assets: Southbank Institute in Queensland, Schools II in New South Wales, Emergency Alerting System in Victoria and the Darwin Convention Centre in the Northern Territory.
Clayton Utz corporate and infrastructure partner Nikki Robinson led the team advising RFM and RBS in structuring and negotiating all aspects of the divestment of its Australian infrastructure funds management business.
"Despite an uncertain M&A market, Clayton Utz continues to advise major international players on strategic acquisitions and divestments. The transactions noted above in relation to the fund are typical of 2010, which so far has been dominated by friendly deals driven by our clients focusing on core business strategies," Robinson said.
Robinson was assisted by senior associate Klay Brown.