Origin’s experience extends along the agribusiness value chain from primary production, through processing and logistics to export terminals and domestic FMCG.

This provides us with a detailed understanding of the drivers of value and the linkages across the chain.

Origin’s experience in the food & agribusiness sector includes advising on the following:

Sector experience: Food & agribusiness


$500m sale of Australia’s largest beef pastoral company


$116m sale of a 40,000ha aggregation of irrigated cotton/corn agricultural properties and water rights to Webster

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$30m equity raising for a 20,000ha integrated grains & malting barley production project

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Sale of feedlot & beef marketing business to the Australian Agricultural Company


Sale of speciality milling operations to PB Agrifoods


Sale-leaseback by Australia’s largest table grape producer with an Asian fund

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$300m sale of Gardner Smith to GrainCorp

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Valuation of 50% interest in ABA for pre-emptive rights purposes

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Divestment of 50% interest in Australian Bulk Alliance to Sumitomo

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Valuation of assets contributed to establish the Bulk Terminals Australia joint venture

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$110m merger with GrainCo Australia


Developed a grain rail project designed to reduce members’ logistic costs

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Advised in respect of holding in GrainCorp and funding to exercise 9-for-10 entitlement offer

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Establishment of a joint venture with GrainCorp for the purpose of bidding for Integro Foods

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A$171m joint acquisition of Integro Foods from Goodman Fielder & long-term supply agreement with Goodman Fielder

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Divestment of its distribution business to Fonterra

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Acquisition of 50% of the Norco Paul’s Joint Venture from Parmalat

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Long term pricing for six bulk sugar terminals

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Advice regarding a proposed merger


Takeover defence in response to hostile takeover offers by New Britain Palm Oil & WR Carpenter


Industry restructure with operating and user agreements for bulk sugar terminals

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Advised CSR Sugar (Sucrogen) in relation to the rights of Sugar Terminals Limited’s M Class shareholders 


Advice regarding a corporate cane farming initiative to secure supply

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Outsourcing of supply for Flora margarine & divestment of its non-retail edible oils business to Peerless