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IPA National Infrastructure Awards
Financial excellence Award –
Sponsored by Conneq
Winner: Port of Brisbane Privatisation
Macquarie Capital Advisers Limited –
Financial Adviser; Queensland Treasury
Q Port Holdings (QPH), a consortium comprising
four of the largest and most experienced infrastructure
investors in the world, was the successful bidder for the
99-year lease of the Port of Brisbane.
The QPH consortium, advised by Macquarie
Capital Advisers, comprises Global Infrastructure
Partners (GIP), Industry Funds Management (IFM),
and QIC Global Infrastructure (QIC) on behalf of
its managed funds and Tawreed Investments Ltd., a
wholly owned subsidiary of the Abu Dhabi Investment
The sale, completed in the face of significant
opposition, delivered a return to the state of $2.1
billion. The structure of the transaction also saw the
investment of around $200 million to upgrade the Port
of Brisbane Motorway transferred to the private sector,
freeing up additional public capital for other projects.
All nominees in the category should be recognised
for overcoming significant complexities, not least of
which is their procurement during extraordinarily
difficult economic times.
• Ararat Prison Project; Peninsula Link PPP
Commonwealth Bank of Australia – Financial
Adviser; Bilfinger Berger Project Investments –
• M2 Motorway Upgrade
• Peninsula Link PPP
Linking Melbourne Authority – Client; PwC – Lead
Strategic and Financial Adviser to the State; Royal
Bank of Scotland – Sponsor.
Continued on page 50
rIgHT: The new Royal
BeLOw: Port of Brisbane.
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