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Deals of the Year 2012: Open Grid Europe

Open Grid Europe
Size €3.2 billion acquisition and financing of Open Grid Europe – Germany’s largest gas transmission network – from E.On
Date August 2012
Investor consortia Macquarie European Infrastructure Fund IV, Infinity Investments (Abu Dhabi Investment Authority), British Columbia Investment Management Corporation, and MEAG Munich Ergo Asset Management
Lead financial adviser to consortia Macquarie Capital
Second adviser to consortia RBC Capital Markets
Financial adviser to E.On Goldman Sachs
Mandated lead arrangers and underwriters BNP Paribas, Crédit Agricole CIB, Commerzbank, Export Development Canada, ING, RBC Capital Markets, Scotiabank, Société Générale CIB, UniCredit
return to the Global Deals of the Year index

When a prime gas infrastructure asset is put up for sale in one of the richest and most powerful and well-regulated economies in the world it will always attract interest from potential acquirers keen to snap up a prized asset that could deliver attractive long-term returns.

Open Grid Europe, the largest gas transmission network in Germany, is one such asset.

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