Linklaters advised Darby Private Equity on US$385m acquisition in Ocensa, Colombia's largest oil pipeline

Linklaters advised Darby Private Equity, the private equity arm of Franklin Templeton Investments, via its Colombian-based Fondo de Infraestructura de Transporte de Colombia (FINTRA), together with two co-investors, in the acquisition of a 5% stake in Oleoducto Central S.A. (OCENSA) and a 5% stake of the pipeline's transportation rights from Pacific Rubiales Energy Corp. The transaction is valued at US$385m and closed on April 1, 2014. Ocensa is Colombia's longest oil pipeline and runs 836 km from the Los Llanos Basin to the port of CoveƱas located in Colombia's northern coast.

The Linklaters team was led by partner Alberto Luzarraga and associate Maria Cunha Matos.