Case Studies

Advising an almond processing, packaging, and marketing group

Piper Alderman has offered commercial and corporate legal advise for Almondco Australia for several years, including acquisitions.

Team: Simon Venus

Service: Commercial Contracts | Mergers & Acquisitions
Sector: Agriculture & Food

Almondco is one of Australia’s largest almond processing, packaging, and marketing groups. The company is a multiple award winner because of its modernized almond processing facilities. In addition, it has significant capital investments in processing technologies, including robotics and optical laser sorting, to enhance its growth.

The company offers raw and value-added almond products through partnerships with several food manufacturers, packagers, retailers, wholesalers, and food service and confectioners. Almondco is also exporting to the UK, Western Europe, India, Japan, the Middle East, and New Zealand, with emerging markets in Eastern Europe, China, and Southeast Asia.

Piper Alderman has remained a strong legal adviser and partner for Almondco. Our team has assisted Almondco in undertaking several commercial and corporate projects successfully. For example, the acquisition of the almond hulling and shelling business at Lyrup in Riverland was midwifed by our legal experts. This acquisition was significant in the company’s growth, guaranteeing enhanced quality control and logistic efficiencies from the farm gate to the final consumer.

What our client said

Brenton Woolston, Managing Director of Almondco

“Piper Alderman had been an integral team member for our business over a number years and in particular during our business growth stage. The sound advice and guidance during a major acquisition in early 2012 was crucial to a successful outcome. Simon’s and the Agribusiness Practice Group’s knowledge and commitment to the Agribusiness Sector has been invaluable to us.”