Kimberly-Clark advised on Australian network outsourcing
Multinational personal care corporation Kimberly-Clark has been advised on the outsourcing of its Australian distribution network.
Firm: King & Wood Mallesons (Kimberly-Clark Australia Pty Ltd).
Deal: KWM has advised KCA on the outsourcing of its Australian distribution network to Toll Transport Pty Ltd (Toll).
Area: Consumer retail.
Key players: The KWM team was led by partner Scott Bouvier and senior associate Katie Lewis, working closely with KCA’s legal and commercial teams led by George Papanikitas and Simon Rowe, respectively.
Deal significance: Transfer of the operations will be staged over the next five years, KWM said in a statement, “resulting in Toll handling the distribution for both KCA’s consumer and B2B brands across its five Australian warehouses under a master services agreement”.
Reflecting on the deal, Mr Bouvier and Ms Lewis said: “The Australian supply chain is currently undergoing massive amounts of innovation and disruption, and we are pleased to help Kimberly-Clark be at the forefront of those changes”.