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What we can offer

Global presence

We are the 10th largest bank in the world, with market capitalisation of $132bn*, and were ranked by Global Finance magazine as one of the world’s 20 safest banks in 2014. Our dedicated utilities team is based across Australia, New Zealand, Asia, Europe and North America.

Our global reach and specialised expertise enable us to provide significant lending support and liquidity to utilities businesses seeking to consolidate or grow in a changing regulatory and market environment. We have a long history of lending to regulated utility assets in Australia and abroad. In 2014 alone, we arranged more than $17bn in debt facilities for clients in the utilities sector. 

By providing customised solutions we help our utilities clients optimise financing structures and maximise return on investment.

* As at 12 December 2014

Transaction expertise

Commonwealth Bank is a leading financier to the utilities sector, bringing together experienced industry specialists to create sophisticated financing solutions.

Our team includes experts in specialised finance, debt syndication, debt capital markets, global markets and transaction banking — all backed by the financial strength and extensive resources of Australia’s largest bank.

Our strong transactional capability saw us recognised as the number one provider of global infrastructure project finance and the leading Australian bank on the global mandated lead arranger league tables for the first half of 2014*. We continue to work in partnership with utilities companies to develop innovative solutions for the evolving needs of a rapidly changing sector.

* Deologic, Global Project Finance Review, 1H 2014, and Project Finance International League Table, 1H 2014. 

Specialist support

Our dedicated global utilities team has extensive experience and a proven track record supporting utilities businesses across economic cycles, regulatory reviews and changing market conditions. 

Our expertise includes customised funding arrangements and global markets derivatives solutions for projects across a range of utilities assets, from gas pipelines to desalination plants and offshore wind farms. Our utilities specialists can find an optimal solution for transactions including greenfield developments, refinancings and capital restructurings, and mergers and acquisitions.

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Nick Sankey

Nick Sankey

Managing Director, Utilities

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