HWL Ebsworth advises TasFoods Limited on the sale of Betta Milk and Meander Valley Dairy to Bega

15 September 2023

HWL Ebsworth has advised TasFoods Limited (ASX: TFL) on a sale contract with Bega Cheese Limited (ASX: BGA, Bega) for the sale of Betta Milk and Meander Valley Dairy for $11 million subject to customary adjustments.

Bega will acquire the Betta Milk and Meander Valley Dairy brands, Betta Milk plant and equipment (P&E) and the staff in both divisions, together with a licence to use the Pyengana Dairy brand for milk and cream products in Australia.

The transaction is subject to the satisfaction of certain conditions, including Australian Competition and Consumer Commission not objecting.

The HWL Ebsworth team was Brendan Earle (Lead Partner), assisted by Daryl Lim, Adam Goldner and Yi Tung. Peter Campbell advised on competition law issues; Matthew Craven and Scott La Rocca advised on intellectual property matters; Thomas Kim and Kenneth Lee advised on ASX issues and Antony Logan and Zac Bury assisted with property leasing.

Brendan Earle said:

“We were pleased to assist TasFoods with this strategic transaction as the sale of Betta Milk Dairy and Meander Valley Dairy assists to simplify TasFoods’ operations and strengthen its balance sheet.”

Note to Editors:

HWL Ebsworth is the largest legal partnership in Australia according to the most recent partnership surveys published by the Australian Financial Review.

The firm comprises 1,710 staff including 277 Partners, 1,053 other legal staff and 380 support staff across offices in nine locations – Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Darwin, Melbourne, Hobart, Norwest (North West Sydney), Perth and Sydney.

HWL Ebsworth is an independent, nationally integrated, full service commercial law firm, providing tailored and commercially oriented legal services.

HWL Ebsworth operates a different business model to the other leading national law practices, and this allows us to offer unrivalled value for money without compromising quality and service. Our low ratio of solicitors to partners ensures that our clients receive optimal access to partner resources for all matters.

For further information, please contact:

Russell Mailler, Chief Strategy Officer (03) 8644 3569 or rmailler@hwle.com.au

Angelique Kear, National Marketing Manager (02) 9334 8541 or akear@hwle.com.au

Subscribe to HWL Ebsworth Publications and Events

HWL Ebsworth regularly publishes articles and newsletters to keep our clients up to date on the latest legal developments and what this means for your business.

To receive these updates via email, please complete the subscription form and indicate which areas of law you would like to receive information on.

Contact us