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Clayton Utz, Mallesons, advise on ice cream sale

Clayton Utz, Mallesons, advise on ice cream sale

King & Wood Mallesons has acted for Nestlé on the sale of its Peters Ice Cream business to Australian Food Group.

King & Wood Mallesons has acted for Nestlé on the sale of its Peters Ice Cream business to Australian Food Group, a company owned by Private Equity group Pacific Equity Partners (PEP).

Clayton Utz advised PEP, which is based in Sydney and will own the iconic Peters ice cream brand, plus sub-brands Original, Light & Creamy, Billabong, Frosty Fruits and Monaco Bar. It also acquired a long-term licence to market in Australia some other global Nestle-owned ice-cream brands such as Drumstick, Heaven and Maxibon.

The King & Wood Mallesons team comprised a cross-practice team of Intellectual Property, M&A, Banking, Employment and Property experts.

Partners Michael Barker and Katrina Rathie led the transaction working closely with Partners Lee Horan, Yuen-Yee Cho and Scott Bouvier. Special Counsel Sean Selleck and Senior Associates Adrian Slack and Leiann Vicars provided additional support on the deal. 

Following a strategic review of its businesses in Australia,  Nestlé decided to sell Peters in order to focus its portfolio.

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