Thomson Geer acts as private equity firm makes inroad into infrastructure

Lawyers advise as investor backs one of Australia’s largest independent infrastructure and project-management companies

Thomson Geer acts as private equity firm makes inroad into infrastructure

Thomson Geer lawyers have advised as a private equity firm makes an inroad into the infrastructure sector.

The commercial law specialists advised Anacacia Capital, which has made an investment into Roots Partnership, one of Australia’s largest independent infrastructure advisor and project-management companies. Operating out of offices in Sydney and Melbourne, Roots is best known for social-infrastructure projects.

Although the investment size was not disclosed, Thomson Geer said that Anacacia usually invests in companies with annual revenues of $20m to $200m and profits of at least $5m.

The Thomson Geer team was led by partner Dan Kramer. He was supported by special counsel Jeremy Wilkin and Lucinda Girdlestone, as well as lawyer Alain Nguyen.

“Infrastructure needs in Australia are very high,” said Jeremy Samuel, Anacacia Capital managing director. “Our due diligence illustrated that government and asset owners are increasingly looking to engage Root Partnerships to manage the quality and costs of such large investments.”

Thomson Geer recently acted for H&L Australia, which acquired Valsoft Corporation in Canada. The firm also recently helped ink a $110m port project in Western Australia.

Dan Kramer

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