HWL Ebsworth has assisted the Rockliff family on the sale of their 50% interest in Petuna Aquaculture to existing partner Sealord Group Limited.
Petuna is one of the largest and oldest privately owned aquaculture businesses in Tasmania and is Australia’s largest domestic retail supplier of salmon.
Peter and Una Rockliff are pioneers of the Tasmanian fishing industry having been instrumental in the development of salmon and ocean trout fisheries in the north west coast of Tasmania.
Lead M&A partner, Jeremy McCarthy, was assisted by Hobart based partner, Dayne Johnson together with Paul Lewis (special counsel, M&A), Greg Stander (senior associate, banking) and Josh Gouw (solicitor, commercial).
Sealord was represented by Geoff Busch (partner) and Rachel Brown (senior associate) from Anderson Lloyd in Auckland, New Zealand.
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