Asciano Finance Trust sources external funds and lends these funds to Asciano Limited. Asciano Limited operates as a transport infrastructure company with a focus on ports and rail assets. The company is based in Melbourne, Australia. Asciano Finance Trust is a subsidiary of Asciano Limited.
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AMP, Hastings and Asciano Reportedly Consider Bids For Newcastle Port
Jan 21 14
AMP Limited (ASX:AMP), Hastings Funds Management Limited and a group led by Asciano Finance Trust are weighing bids for a long-term lease for Newcastle Port Corporation, which may fetch as much as AUD 700 million, five people with knowledge of the matter, said. Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (Europe) Limited is also studying financial information for Newcastle Port, the people said, asking not to be identified as the details are private. Asciano is bidding together with a real estate investment unit of Deutsche Bank AG (DB:DBK), the people said. Indicative bids are due early in February 2014.
Newcastle Port Receives Number Of Interest From Various Players
Dec 9 13
Newcastle Port Corporation is set to receive a number of bids from various players with Asciano Finance Trust leading the expressions of interest for Port of Newcastle's long-term lease, with the group weighing a bid alongside Marubeni Corporation (TSE:8002). Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management may also join the consortium. It is understood Asciano will express its interest by December 9, 2013's, 10 AM deadline. While the auction is only in its early stages, potential buyers have been asked to express their interest to receive the sale documents and progress through the sale. Expectations are the port could sell for up to AUD 1 billion, based on other recent deals in the sector, marking another landmark privatization for NSW. First round-bids are expected early in 2014, with a final deal to be signed before the 2015 financial year budget in May 2014. Several bidding consortiums have formed, including a group led by Hastings Funds Management Limited, thought to include Mitsui & Co. Ltd. (TSE:8031) and advised by RBC Capital Markets. QIC Limited, Future Fund and Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (Europe) Limited will lodge expression of interests, and are seeking partners for a tilt. Brookfield Asset Management Inc. (TSX:BAM.A) will also take an information memorandum. The port has been pitched to buyers as a long-term play on NSW's biggest coal customers, including Japan, China, Korea and Taiwan. Mike Baird, Treasurer of NSW, is seeking to sell the port to reinvest in infrastructure. Mike valued the Port of Newcastle at AUD 700 million.