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HWL Ebsworth acts for Coles Group on exclusive agreement with Ocado Group plc to bring its online grocery and automated home delivery solution to Australia

HWL Ebsworth has advised Coles Group Limited on an exclusive services agreement with Ocado Group plc to bring its leading online grocery platform, automated single pick fulfilment technology and home delivery solution to Australia before the end of the 2023 financial year. Under the agreement, Ocado will partner with Coles in Australia to launch an … Read more


HWL Ebsworth acts for Viridian Financial Services Group on its acquisition of part of Westpac’s personal advice business, BT Financial Advice

HWL Ebsworth recently acted for Viridian Financial Services Group (Viridian) in entering into a sale agreement to acquire part of Westpac Banking Group’s personal advice business, BT Financial Advice. The deal represents a significant expansion of Viridian’s financial planning business, with offers made to around 175 BT Financial Advice salaried advisers and other management and … Read more


HWLE gets to the nub of things in bolt-on acquisition

HWL Ebsworth has advised Coventry Group Ltd (ASX:CYG) on its $36 million 100% acquisition of Nubco. Founded in 1982, Nubco is the largest independent Tasmanian hardware and industrial supplier in the industrial segment with seven locations across the State. The acquisition was in part funded via a successful $27.6 million pro-rata accelerated non-renounceable entitlement offer, on … Read more


HWL Ebsworth acts for Coles Express on a new alliance partnership to position Coles as Australia’s leading convenience retailer

HWL Ebsworth has advised Coles Express on agreements to restructure the terms of its fuel and convenience alliance with Viva Energy Limited (Viva). Coles Express is one of Australia’s largest fuel and convenience retailers, with approximately 685 sites across Australia, employing more than 5,000 team members. The parties agreed to extend the alliance until 2029. … Read more


HWL Ebsworth acts for McWilliams Wines Group on recapitalisation transaction with Margaret River Wine Production and Laguna Bay

HWL Ebsworth has advised McWilliam’s Wines Group on its recapitalisation transaction with Margaret River Wine Production (MRWP) and agricultural fund manager, Laguna Bay. The recapitalisation transaction involved debt and equity investments by Laguna Bay into MRWP and the issue by McWilliams of convertible notes to MRWP. The funds will be used by McWilliams primarily for … Read more