Australia deals of the year 2002

In our inaugural set of awards honouring capital markets achievement in Australia, FinanceAsia announces the winners for deals completed in 2002.

Best Overall Deal

Sydney Airports Corporation Sale

Advisers to the Government - Salomon Smith Barney

Deals like the sale of Sydney Airports to the Southern Cross Airports Corporation come but once in a blue moon. The monstrous A$5.59 billion price tag paid by the winning consortium led by Macquarie Bank was a stellar outcome for Australia's Commonwealth Government which was advised by Salomon Smith Barney. While Macquarie was criticized after the deal for paying...

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