Allens guides Morgan Stanley in landmark infrastructure deal

$1.3 billion investment in Onslow Iron Haul Road

Allens guides Morgan Stanley in landmark infrastructure deal

Allens has played a key advisory role for Morgan Stanley Infrastructure Partners (MSIP) in acquiring a 49% stake in a private haul road from ASX-listed Mineral Resources. The $1.3 billion deal will enhance the transportation infrastructure for the Onslow Iron Project in Western Australia.

The haul road connects the Onslow Iron Project at Ken's Bore mine to the Port of Ashburton. This significant infrastructure project aims to unlock billions of tonnes of iron ore in the West Pilbara, creating the first major infrastructure corridor in the region in more than a decade.

The advisory team at Allens provided comprehensive guidance on the transaction, drawing on expertise across multiple practice areas, including M&A, mining, leveraged finance, environment, funds, and real estate.

"Private capital has a significant role to play in unlocking infrastructure opportunities in Australia. Our long-standing client Morgan Stanley Infrastructure Partners is a global innovator in this regard. It's been a pleasure supporting MSIP on this infrastructure solution," said Emin Altiparmak, M&A partner and private capital sector leader at Allens.

"This unique asset and investment structure opens a critical transport corridor in the West Pilbara mining region, and we look forward to continuing to support our clients in what should be an increasingly active investment sector," said Igor Bogdanich, M&A partner and mining sector leader at Allens.

"We are delighted to have been given the opportunity by MSIP to bring our best-in-class experience on structuring and executing debt financing solutions for complex investments in the infrastructure sector," said David Couper, leveraged finance partner at Allens.

The completion of the investment is subject to certain conditions being met.

 

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