Select Agribusiness Finance Representations

  • Representing some of the world’s largest financial institutions and agribusiness companies in secured and unsecured debt and equity arrangements with commitments in excess of billions of dollars and involving agricultural commodities located across the globe
  • Advising Australian Fresh Milk Holdings Pty Ltd, a consortium comprising Freedom Foods Group, Leppington Pastoral Company and New Hope Dairy, in the establishment of a joint venture to invest in intensive dairy farming in Australia. The joint venture's initial investment is the acquisition of the Moxey family's dairy interests (comprising the largest dairy farm in the Southern Hemisphere) for AU$85 million
  • Advising the a2 Milk Company Limited on its dual listing on ASX
  • Advising Future Fund on the establishment of a significant unlisted institutional investment fund (the PrimeAg Agricultural Fund) in conjunction with PrimeAg Australia Limited (an ASX-listed agricultural investor and operator) to invest in Australian cropping properties and water entitlements, including fund structuring as well as investment and asset (farm) management arrangements
  • Advising Ebro Foods S.A. (Spain's largest food producer) on all aspects of its proposed AUD$600 million acquisition of publicly listed Ricegrowers Limited (the sole exporter of rice grown in NSW and the owner and operator of the SunRice brands in Australia and internationally), including due diligence on its vertically integrated purchasing, production and supply chain arrangements, water licencing and allocation arrangements and R&D, as well as sale and purchase documentation and FIRB approval requirements
  • Advising the Investment Fund for Central and Eastern Europe, established by the Danish government, on implementation of its joint investment project involving agricultural production on irrigated lands in the Southern Ukraine with an agricultural commodity company operating in Ukraine, Russia and other countries. The team commented on the irrigation project’s implications, developed recommendations regarding reconstruction/repair of the irrigation system and performed due diligence on two Ukrainian agricultural companies regarding land issues