Case Studies

Production and food processing assets and brands acquisition

Piper Alderman acted as an Australian legal adviser to a Chinese Agricultural Group acquiring interests in production and food processing assets and brands.

Team: Simon Venus

Service: Commercial Contracts | Foreign Investment & Trade | Regulatory Compliance & Investigations
Sector: Agriculture & Food

Headquartered in the Chinese coastal province of Zhejiang, our client focuses on producing and selling safe and nutritious food for Chinese consumers. Australia’s reputation as a producer of safe and environmentally sustainable food was a natural attraction for investment for the Group. The Group partnered with an existing Australian family-owned food business to pursue growth, particularly export opportunities for consumer-facing branded products in Asia.

Piper Alderman acted as an Australian legal adviser to the Group on purchasing an interest in primary production and food processing assets and brands. We worked closely with the Group’s management team to advise on Australian regulatory issues, conduct due diligence, negotiate investment documentation, and settle the transaction. With an experienced legal team, Piper Alderman was well-placed to guide the Group on all aspects of the acquisition.

What our client said 

Wei Huang, Administration Manager

“During the time we worked together, the Piper Alderman team have demonstrated their professionalism and dedication. This is the first investment we had in Australia. The Piper Alderman team gave us great help where we did not have much understanding of the Australian rules and requirements. I believe we will have more cooperation in the future.”