Firms: Minter Ellison (Select Harvests Limited); Baker & McKenzie (joint lead managers and underwriters)
Deal: Select Harvests IPO
Value: $46.5 million
Area: Capital markets
Key Players: Bakers acted for CIMB, PAC Partners and Wilson HTM as joint lead managers and underwriters on the IPO. Bakers team was led by David Holland (Pictured), with assistance from senior associate Stratos Karousas. “The raising will enable Select Harvests Limited to execute its strategy which includes growth through the acquisition of almond orchards in South Australia and land in Victoria for new almond orchard developments,” said Holland. Minters acted for Select Harvests. Partners Ben Liu and Bart Oude-Vrielink led the firm’s team
Deal Significance: Select Harvests is Australia’s largest vertically integrated nut and health food company. Its retail brands include Lucky, Sunsol and Soland and it markets almonds, snacking and cooking nuts, health mixes and muesli. Australia is the second largest almond producer globally.