Allens advises on $1.5b acquisition of United Malt Group

Foreign Investment Review Board (FIRB) Mergers & Acquisitions Tax

Allens has advised InVivo Group, KKR and other co-investors in Malteries Soufflet on its acquisition of ASX-listed, and fourth largest maltster globally, United Malt Group by way of scheme of arrangement.

The transaction was signed in July 2023 and completed on 15 November 2023, following receipt of various regulatory approvals in Australia, the US, the UK, Canada, France, Germany, Austria and Ukraine.  

'This is a globally significant transaction in the agri-sector.' said partner Andrew Pascoe.

'We are proud to have been part of the creation of the world's leading maltster.'

Allens advised on all aspects of the transaction, involving experts from twelve practices across the firm. 

'It was a pleasure to work with InVivo, KKR and other co-investors in Malteries Soufflet on this complex cross-border transaction,' said partner Charles Ashton.

Allens legal team


Andrew Pascoe (Partner), Charles Ashton (Partner), Adrian Amer (Partner), Helen Dolling (Senior Associate), Karl Collins (Overseas Practitioner – admitted in England, Wales and Ireland only), Katherine Silvers (Associate), Emily May (Lawyer), Julian Kesov (Lawyer), Vishaya Pracy (Lawyer)


Emin Altiparmak (Partner), Andrew Wong (Counsel), Vincent Pang (Senior Associate), Nic Ruhbach (Lawyer)

Merger Clearance

Ted Hill (Partner), Will Sommers (Senior Associate)


Ellen Thomas (Partner), Jennifer Cui (Senior Associate)

Real Estate

Annabelle Aland (Partner), Elysia Liekefett (Senior Associate)


Bill McCredie (Partner), Rachael Eustace (Associate), Elisabeth Sandbach (Associate), Lara Scott (Associate)


Jonathan Light (Partner), Damian Morris (Associate)


Sikeli Ratu (Partner), Courtney Ferguson (Lawyer), Lara Duggan (Lawyer)

Banking & Finance

Jo Folan (Partner), Emma Nicholson (Senior Overseas Practitioner – admitted in England & Wales only), Mike Turner (Lawyer)

Intellectual Property

Joel Barrett (Partner), Tracy Lu (Managing Associate), Sophie Clapin (Associate)

Technology, Media & Telecommunications

Elyse Adams (Partner), Jake Boudsocq (Associate)

Disputes & Investigations

Kim Reid (Partner), Andrew Wilcock (Managing Associate), Billy Hade (Lawyer), Chiara Biviano (Lawyer), Caitlin Dagher (Lawyer)