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Allens serves up sale of premium pastry manufacturer - 14 November 2018
Allens has acted for the shareholders of Bakery Du Jour on the sale of their business to international agri-food group, Lantmännen Unibake .

Allens advises Clearskincare on $127.4m acquisition - 29 June 2018
Allens has advised the founders of Clearskincare on the sale of the brand's clinic and products businesses to Australian Pharmaceutical Industries (API) for $127.4 million.

Allens advises Unibail-Rodamco as Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield is created - 12 June 2018
Following the announcement of the transaction in December, Allens is pleased to have advised Unibail-Rodamco on its successful acquisition of Westfield Corporation for an enterprise value of US$24.7 billion (A$32.7 billion).

Allens advises Freudenberg on $80m acquisition of cleaning giant - 11 January 2018
Allens has advised Freudenberg Household Products Pty Ltd on its acquisition of E.D. Oates Pty Ltd from GUD Holdings Limited for $80 million.

Allens advises Billabong on proposed acquisition by Boardriders - 9 January 2018
Allens is advising Billabong International Limited on its proposed acquisition by Boardriders, Inc (controlled by funds managed by Oaktree Capital Management LP) for an implied enterprise value of $380 million.

Allens advises Ford on development centre to drive innovation - 27 September 2017
Allens has advised Ford on a series of transactions which will see the company's facilities reconfigured to position Ford as the automaker with the most comprehensive capability to design and engineer vehicles in Australia.

Allens advises beverage consortium on NSW container deposit scheme - 1 August 2017
Allens has advised Exchange for Change, a consortium of five leading beverage companies, on its successful bid for the role of scheme coordinator in the New South Wales Government's container deposit scheme, Return and Earn.

Allens advises Frizelle's on automotive merger - 10 July 2017
Allens has advised the shareholders of James Frizelle's Automotive Group on the combination of that business with the Peter Warren Automotive Group in partnership with Quadrant Private Equity.

Allens advises Dixon Hospitality on buy-out by KKR - 3 July 2017
Allens has advised Dixon Hospitality on its buy-out by funds or accounts managed or advised by Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P. or its affiliates (KKR).

Allens advises Hunan Valin on US$355 million issuance - 15 November 2016
Allens has advised Hunan Valin Iron and Steel Group Co. Ltd (Hunan Valin) on the issuance of US$355 million zero coupon bonds due 2021, exchangeable for approximately 65 million shares in Fortescue Metals Group Ltd.

Allens advises PEP on acquisition of Patties Foods - 27 September 2016
Allens has advised private equity fund manager Pacific Equity Partners in relation to the acquisition of ASX-listed Patties Foods Limited by Australasian Foods BidCo Pty Limited, an entity owned by funds managed or advised by PEP.

Allens cultivates agtech with SproutX - 16 September 2016
Allens is supporting Australia's agtech boom as a launch partner of SproutX, Australia's first agtech pre-accelerator and $10 million agtech accelerator fund.

Allens advises on sale of The Good Guys to JB Hi-Fi for $870 million - 13 September 2016
Allens has advised the Muir family on the sale of The Good Guys to JB Hi-Fi for $870 million, announced on 13 September 2016.

Allens advises Yum! on Pizza Hut sale in Australia - 8 September 2016
Allens has advised Yum! Brands Inc. and Yum! Restaurants Australia on the sale of Pizza Hut in Australia.

Sealing the deal: Allens advises client on strategic acquisition - 4 September 2015
Allens has advised German headquartered global technology company the Freudenberg Group on its acquisition of Australian company Ludowici Sealing Solutions.

Allens acts on transformative agribusiness deal - 18 March 2015
Allens has advised agribusiness company Australian Food & Fibre Limited on the sale of its entire interest in Australian cotton operation Bengerang to ASX-listed Webster Limited.

Survey finds financial investors respect family farming, want government to prioritise R&D - 11 December 2014
Potential investors in Australian agriculture respect family farming, are deterred from investing by the country's climate variability and believe Government should prioritise research and development over infrastructure initiatives, according to a report on the results of a survey of investment professionals released today.

Allens acts on big deal for smallgoods - 27 November 2014
Allens has advised food processing company JBS Australia Pty Limited on its $1.45 billion purchase of leading Australian smallgoods manufacturer Primo Foods.

Allens acts on major agribusiness deal - 20 November 2014
Allens has advised property fund manager CorVal Partners Limited and family office RF Capital in their purchase of six poultry processing facilities across Australia from Inghams Property Management Pty Ltd.

Allens advises Tianqi on JV over Talison Lithium - 5 December 2013
Allens has advised China's Chengdu Tianqi Group Co. on the creation of a 51/49 joint venture with New York Stock Exchange-listed Rockwood Holdings Inc. (Rockwood), in respect of Tianqi Group's open-pit lithium mining unit, Talison Lithium.

New anti-bullying jurisdiction welcomed, but refinement needed - 25 November 2013
Allens Partner Simon Dewberry has welcomed the arrival of the Federal Government's new anti-bullying jurisdiction, but warns that the new regime will need to be complemented with appropriate checks and balances.

Allens advises Billabong on recapitalisation transaction - 20 September 2013
International law firm Allens has advised iconic Australian company Billabong International Limited on a recapitalisation proposal with a consortium led by US private investment firms, Oaktree and Centerbridge.

Allens and Jacobs engineer market-leading merger - 10 September 2013
Allens has advised New York Stock Exchange-listed company Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. on its A$1.3 billion acquisition of Australia's Sinclair Knight Merz (SKM).

Allens helps grow Aussie agriculture business - 2 July 2013
Allens is advising Australian Food & Fibre Limited on a proposed deal that will see the agricultural conglomerate acquire 100 per cent of the shares in the ASX-listed company PrimeAg Australia Limited.

Leading international firms in Australia band together to provide best practice advice and solutions for clients - 16 May 2013
Several leading law firms, competitors in the fiercely competitive legal sector, have worked together in the interest of their clients to develop a best practice industry approach to drafting security documents following the commencement of the Personal Property Securities Act 2009 (Cth) (PPSA). This is a welcome example of how leading firms can drive the direction and development of the industry to the benefit of clients and market efficiency.

Allens engineers Norfolk Group Scheme Implementation Deed - 18 April 2013
Allens has advised engineering services provider Norfolk Group Limited in relation to its entry into a Scheme Implementation Deed (SID) with ASX-listed integrated engineering company RCR Tomlinson Limited.

Allens nails hardware sale - 21 March 2013
Allens has advised the owners of Hardings Hardware on the sale of a majority stake in the company to Woolworths subsidiary, the Danks Group, for an undisclosed sum.

Allens helps Holcim cement deals - 15 March 2013
Allens has advised leading cement and aggregates supplier Holcim Indonesia on its decision to almost double the capacity of the cement production facilities it has under construction at Tuban, Indonesia.

Allens advises Sinochem on Monsanto herbicide agreement - 12 March 2013
Allens has advised one of China's largest chemical suppliers, Sinochem International Corporation (Sinochem), on its exclusive distribution agreement with the world leading herbicide manufacturer, US-based Monsanto, for agricultural-use glyphosate (known commercially as Roundup weedkiller) in Australia and New Zealand.

Allens and Linklaters act together to secure Securency for Innovia - 6 March 2013
Allens, in alliance with Linklaters, has advised Arle Capital Partners and its portfolio company, Innovia Films, on the acquisition of the remaining 50 per cent (approximately) interest in Securency International Pty Ltd from the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA).

Privacy reforms leading issue for Australian corporate counsel in 2013 - 12 February 2013
About one third of in-house counsel have named privacy reform as the major issue facing companies in 2013, according to a poll by law firm Allens.

Allens and Linklaters advise Brambles on Pallecon acquisition - 17 January 2013
Allens and Linklaters have advised Brambles Limited on the acquisition of CEVA Logistics' intermediate bulk container business, Pallecon, in a deal worth €135 million (US$177 million).

Allens assists Honeywell to lock in prison PPP project - 18 December 2012
Allens has advised global technologies inventor and manufacturer Honeywell Limited on its successful bid, as part of a consortium, for the Eastern Goldfields Regional Prison Redevelopment Project.

Allens acts on golden capital raising - 6 December 2012
Allens has advised leading Asia Pacific gold producer OceanaGold on a C$93.3 million equity capital raising.

New report examines international use of renminbi and economic role of Chinese outbound M&A - 23 November 2012
The internationalisation of China's currency and continuing outbound investment will have a significant impact on Australia's banking and financial services, mining and technology sectors, according to leading partners from international law firm Allens.

Allens advises Biota on revitalised biopharmaceuticals deal - 12 November 2012
Allens has advised Melbourne-based anti-infective drug development company Biota Holdings Limited on its ground-breaking reverse-takeover of NASDAQ-listed firm Nabi Biopharmaceuticals.

Australia's future in the Asian century: our perspective - 2 November 2012
Allens has been working with clients across the Asia region for more than 30 years and, through its alliance with Linklaters, is the only Australian firm with representation in the five countries discussed in the Australian Government's Australia in the Asian Century White Paper: China, Indonesia, India, Japan and South Korea.

Allens advises Woolworths on property spin-off - 16 October 2012
Allens has advised long-standing client Woolworths Limited on a matter that will see the supermarket giant establish property fund spin-off Shopping Centres Australasia Property Group.

Allens advises Charter Hall on shopping centre purchase - 28 August 2012
Allens has advised a Charter Hall-managed wholesale entity on its acquisition of the Bay Village Shopping Centre in New South Wales for $164 million.

Allens advises Macquarie on CQMS sale - 9 August 2012
Allens has advised Macquarie Capital on the sale of its majority stake in mining services company, CQMS Holdings Pty Ltd, to Quadrant Private Equity.

AGMs need to be reformed: survey - 7 August 2012
Almost three quarters of listed companies believe that annual general meetings are in need of significant reform, according to a survey by law firm Allens.

Allens assists Caltex with major supply chain restructuring - 2 August 2012
Allens has advised Caltex on aspects of its recently announced restructuring of its petroleum products supply chain in the Asia region.

Allens helps fuel Caltex notes offer - 1 August 2012
Allens has advised Caltex on the banking and corporate aspects of its offer for Caltex subordinated notes.

Allens assists St John of God on Midland Health Campus - 23 July 2012
Allens has advised Perth-based non-profit Catholic health care organisation St John of God Health Care on all aspects of the Midland Health Campus.

Allens helps with heavy lifting in machinery deal - 13 July 2012
Allens has advised international trading house and mining company Mitsui & Co., Ltd. on its 49.9 per cent acquisition of National Plant & Equipment Pty Ltd.

Allens helps ice creams change hands - 13 July 2012
Allens and Clayton Utz have jointly advised Pacific Equity Partners on its successful bid for Nestlé Australia's Peters Ice Cream business.

Allens helps distributor go global - 6 July 2012
Allens has acted for the ISM and Salkat groups in the $100 million sale of the two groups to leading global chemical distributor and German-listed company Brenntag AG.

Allens helps drive automotive parts dealer sale - 3 July 2012
Allens has advised the owners of Automotive Brands Group (ABG) on the sale of 75.1 per cent of its business to Metcash for $53.8 million.

Allens and First Solar power Solar Flagships deal - 13 June 2012
Allens has advised Nasdaq-listed solar module manufacturer First Solar in relation to its role as part of AGL Energy Limited's successful tender for the Federal Government's Solar Flagships Program.

Allens advises Zijin on golden opportunity - 5 June 2012
Allens has advised Shanghai and Hong Kong listed public company Zijin Mining Group Co., Ltd on its cash takeover offer for ASX listed gold producer Norton Gold Fields Limited (Norton).

Allens appoints third Queensland-based partner in 12 months - 4 June 2012
Allens' market-leading Queensland practice has been further boosted, with highly regarded resources infrastructure and competition lawyer Joanne Daniels joining the partnership.

Allens on-call for Healthscope deal - 23 May 2012
Allens has advised the Healthscope Group, owned by TPG and the Carlyle Group, on the sale of its pathology businesses in New South Wales, the Australian Capital Territory, Western Australia and Queensland to Sonic Healthcare for $100 million

Allens and Linklaters form integrated alliance - 23 April 2012
Allens Arthur Robinson and Linklaters are pleased to announce the formation of a new integrated alliance that will result in the two firms working together closely for the benefit of clients around the world.

Allens backs Tabcorp on ASX-listed subordinated notes issue - 17 February 2012
Allens Arthur Robinson has advised Tabcorp Holdings Limited, one of Australia's leading wagering, gaming and entertainment groups, on its $200 million offer of unsecured, subordinated notes, to be listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX).