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Maddocks advises CleanPeak Energy on Mugga Lane Solar Farm acquisition

• 03 February 2023 • 2 min read
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Maddocks has advised CleanPeak Energy Renewable Investment Trust (CPERI) on its acquisition of the Mugga Lane Solar Farm in the ACT.

Mugga Lane Solar Farm is a ground-mounted solar farm and produces 15 MW of electricity a year for the ACT. The deal was signed following a competitive process run by the receivers and managers of the owner and operator of the project and is expected to close by the end of the first quarter of 2023.

The acquisition by CPERI will add to its portfolio of renewable energy assets.

A multidisciplinary team across Maddocks Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra offices worked on the deal, led by Corporate Partner Ron Smooker with support from Partners Pria O’Sullivan, Danielle Funston and Sefton Warner and Special Counsel Richard Robinson. Senior Associates Jacqueline Picone, Peter Hoolihan and Chris La Guzza also assisted.

Maddocks previously acted for CPERI on its 2022 acquisition of the Barangaroo South Precinct’s utility business from Lendlease in Sydney.

Commenting on acquisition, Ron Smooker said: “This transaction will provide CleanPeak Energy with access to renewable energy assets in the ACT, adding to its growing portfolio and supporting its long term strategy of renewable infrastructure.

“This was a transaction requiring various areas of specialisation and capability in the challenging context of an insolvent seller group. It was very pleasing to see our cross practice team from across Maddocks’ Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra offices work so seamlessly to deliver this outcome for CPERI.”

About Maddocks

Maddocks is a proudly independent Australian law firm that works closely with corporations, businesses and governments throughout Australia and internationally. We advise national and international clients across infrastructure and development and the education, government, healthcare, and technology sectors from our Canberra, Melbourne and Sydney offices. Our specialist expertise includes dispute resolution and litigation, employment and safety, financial services, franchising and insolvency.

For more information:

Lisa Macnamara
Head of Communications
Tel: 02 9291 6114
[email protected]

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