Sean Houthuysen

Sean specialises in M&A, corporate advisory and private markets transactions. He regularly advises boards, corporates, sponsors and other investors on strategic, high profile transactions in Western Australia and internationally. Sean has broad commercial experience across many different industries with extensive experience in energy and resources M&A.


Sean’s experience includes:

  • Apache Corporation: Advised extensively including:
    • acquisition of 49% of Burrup Holdings from receivers appointed by ANZ for US$439 million;
    • sale of its Australian oil and gas business (rebranded as Quadrant Energy) to Macquarie/Brookfield consortium for US$2.1 billion (APAC Deal of the Year, Oil & Gas Council Awards 2016);
    • sale of investment in Wheatstone and Kitimat LNG projects to Woodside for US$3.67 billion;
    • sale of 49% of Yara Pilbara Ammonia plant to Yara International for US$391 million;
  • Nornickel / Norilsk: Advising on Australian investments including:
    • northern Eastern Goldfields acquired by Saracen;
    • black/Silver Swan acquired by Poseidon Nickel;
    • avalon/Cawse acquired by Wingstar; and
  • PE buyouts: Advised on various private equity buy-outs including both City Farmers and Rottnest Express on acquisitions by Quadrant Private Equity funds.

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