Case Studies

Vale Brewing sells to Bickford’s Group

Piper Alderman was pleased to advise the Vale Brewing Group on the sale of their brewing business to iconic South Australian brand Bickford’s in October 2017. The sale included the Vale beer brand and the Fox Hat Brewing and Dr Pilkington’s cider brands, along with a 3,500-litre brewing facility in Willunga.

Team: James Dickson, Kieren Shattock

Service: Corporate & Commercial | Mergers & Acquisitions

Cutting edge legal advice

Piper Alderman worked closely with Vale Brewing on all aspects of the
transaction, including structuring the business for sale, due diligence,
confidentiality arrangements, negotiations with buyers and completion
of the transaction.

The Vale Brewing Group also received assistance from Piper
Alderman’s other specialty areas, with our property team advising
on land options and the assignment of leasing arrangements, our
employment relations team working closely with Vale Brewing Group
in relation to the existing employment arrangements, our intellectual
property team managing the transfer of IP assets and our licensing &
gaming team managing the various liquor licensing issues.

These Piper Alderman teams were coordinated by by James Dickson
and supported by Kieren Shattock as part of their overall project
management role in the transaction.


What our Client said

Tim Collin, Managing Director of Vale Brewing

‘Thrilled with the outcome of our deal with Bickford’s, along with the fact that these iconic brands will remain in South Australian hands’