DecisionConsent granted
Section 13(1)(a) Overseas Investment Act 2005
Decision MakerOverseas Investment Office
Decision Date6 December 2018
InvestmentAn overseas investment in significant business assets, being the Applicant's acquisition of rights or interests in 100% of the shares of Ixom HoldCo Pty Ltd, the consideration of which exceeds $100m.
Value of New Zealand business$233,197,806
ApplicantIX Infrastructure Pty Limited
Singapore (44.43%)
Asia (ex Singapore) (1.56%)
United Kingdom (2.79%)
Europe (0.74%)
North America (5.07%)
Various Overseas Persons (45.42%)
VendorExisting shareholders of Ixom HoldCo Pty Ltd
The Blackstone Group LP, United States of America (91.942%)
Australian Public (8.058%)
Background

The Applicant is a special purpose vehicle of the Keppel Infrastructure Trust (Trust). The Trust manages core infrastructure assets and is listed on the Singapore Stock Exchange.

The Investment involves the Applicant’s acquisition of 100% of the shares in Ixom HoldCo Pty Ltd, an Australian holding company in the water treatment and chemical supplies industry. The subsidiaries of this holding company include Ixom Operations Pty Ltd, New Zealand’s largest chemical distributor (Ixom).

The Applicant wishes to develop and grow Ixom’s water treatment and chemical manufacturing business in New Zealand following the completion of the Investment.

The Applicant has satisfied the OIO that the individuals who will control the investment have the relevant business experience and acumen and are of good character. The Applicant has also demonstrated financial commitment to the investment.

More informationLance Jones
Russell McVeagh
PO Box 8
AUCKLAND