Allens

Experience

Dairy

Bega Cheese
Advised the underwriters of Bega Cheese’s $250 million IPO and listing on the ASX.

Van Diemen’s Land
Advised a consortium of funds on its bid for Van Diemen’s Land, one of Australia’s largest dairy processors.

Dairy Farmers
Advised Dairy Farmers on the $910 million sale to National Foods via a scheme of arrangement, following a competitive bid process.

Macquarie Agricultural Funds Management
Advised Macquarie Agricultural Funds Management on the proposed establishment and marketing of the Macquarie Dairy Fund.

Meat & Wool

CorVal Partners
Advised on the acquisition of a portfolio of chicken farm and processing assets from Inghams, involving a sale and triple-net lease back to Inghams.

Inghams
Acting for the financiers on the financing of TPG’s A$880m acquisition of Inghams Enterprises, Australia’s largest poultry producer.

JBS Australia
Advised on the $1.45 billion acquisition of Primo, the largest ham, bacon and smallgoods producer in Australia and New Zealand.

Public Sector Pension Investment Board
Advised Public Sector Pension Investment Board on its controlling joint venture interest in Hewitt Cattle Australia, including establishment of the joint venture and acquisition of an initial portfolio of Queensland cattle stations.

North Australian Pastoral Company
Advised the majority shareholders of North Australian Pastoral Company on its sale to a consortium led by Queensland Investment Corporation.

AACo
Advising on the acquisition of customised software technology.

Grains, Cotton & Sugar

Pacific Equity Partners
Advised Pacific Equity Partners on their agreement to acquire Allied Mills, Australia's leading manufacturer of flour, bakery premixes and speciality frozen par-baked bread products.

Canada Pension Plan Investment Board
Advised on the proposed acquisition of a US$2.5 billion stake in Glencore’s agricultural business.

DuPont Pioneer
Advised DuPont on the sale of Pioneer Australia Seeds, its Australian seeds production, sales, marketing and distribution business.

Cargill Australia
Advising on the acquisition of customised software technology. Also advised on its acquisition of the commodity management business of AWB Ltd and on the acquisition of Joe White Maltings.

Gavilon Grain
Advised on the establishment of its Australian grain trading business, including development of standard contracts for its pool and cash businesses, agency arrangements, financing, and port access arrangements with CBH.

Ridley Corporation
Advised on the successful defence of Graincorp’s $590 million unsolicited takeover bid.

Forestry & Plantations

Great Southern
Advising Bendigo and Adelaide Bank on all aspects of its involvement in the $700 million Great Southern collapse and related class action proceedings.

Forestry SA privatisation
Advised potential investors/financiers on the privatisation by the South Australian Government of Forestry SA.

North Forest Products
Advised on the $335 million sale by Rio Tinto of its North Forest Products business to Gunns.

Timbercorp
Advising ANZ on all aspects of its involvement in the Timbercorp collapse.

Rural Infrastructure & Services

Agrium (Landmark)
Advised on the C$1.8 billion acquisition from Glencore of the Viterra agriproducts business in Canada and Australia.

Bendigo and Adelaide Bank Limited
Advised Bendigo and Adelaide Bank on the $230 million institutional placement and associated share purchase plan to fund its acquisition of Rural Finance Corporation.

Ravensdown
Advised Ravensdown Fertiliser Cooperative Ltd, on its expansion into Australia, including all aspects of its successful merger with a Western Australian cooperative and establishment of a new public company in Queensland and New South Wales.

Wilmar Gavilon
Advised on the acquisition of the Brisbane Sugar Terminal.

Start-ups & incubators

Full Profile
Advising on its broker and AgriDigital EULA and on a proof of concept for the settlement of transactions via a blockchain ledger.

AgriWebb
Advising on its capital raising and customer arrangements.

SproutX
Advising on the establishment of Australia’s first agtech accelerator program, including establishment of the investment fund, and legal partner of SproutX.