Case Studies

Southern Agricultural Resources Limited

Team: Simon Venus

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

Southern Agricultural Resources Limited was established to take advantage of the compelling macro-economic trends underpinning investment in the agribusiness sector, in particular investment in productive agricultural land as an asset class.

The company’s mandate is to be a leading agricultural investment company, deploying capital into high quality irrigated and rain-fed agricultural properties in northern New South Wales and Southern Queensland for the production of cotton, cereals, pulses and oilseed.

The Southern Ag team is comprised of individuals who are leaders in their field, combining international financial and capital raising capability with a domestic farm management team who have a track record of managing large scale operations for international institutional investors.

Piper Alderman has acted as legal counsel for Southern Ag in relation to its Australian investments, most recently on the acquisition of a substantial cotton farming property, “Gundaline”, on the Murrumbidgee River in the NSW Riverina.

What our client said

Hugo Montgomery, Principal of Southern Ag

We very much appreciated working with Piper Alderman. Their deep practical understanding of not only the structural requirements but also the asset being purchased was integral to a successful outcome.”

Andrew Parkes, Gundaline’s Managing Director Farming

“It is rare to have city-based legal service groups with the practical understanding required to complete a transaction on behalf of a purchaser of rural assets.”