Potato cake or potato scallop? HWL Ebsworth advises on a cracker deal for local potato giants

18 September 2023

HWL Ebsworth has advised Crackerjack Foods, a Melbourne-based manufacturer specialising in potato cakes on its sale to Lamb Weston, one of the world’s largest producers of frozen potato products. This strategic move is set to further strengthen Lamb Weston’s position in the Australian market, tapping into the growing demand for potato products.

Crackerjack Foods, is a privately-owned Melbourne-based manufacturer specialising in potato cakes, finished potato sides, processed seafood sticks, and crumbed hot dogs. Crackerjack Foods has become a trusted supplier to thousands of fish and chip shops, clubs, pubs, accommodation venues, and cafes across Australia.

The HWL Ebsworth M&A team was led by Thomas Kim (Partner) with support from Adam Goldner (Special Counsel), Vien Tran (Associate), and the Tax team was led by Ari Schachna (Partner) and Vincent Licciardi (Partner) with support from Anne Fernando (Associate).

While we can’t weigh in on the contentious debate as to whether the iconic Australian delicacy is called a potato cake, scallop, or fritter, HWL Ebsworth is well placed to advise on ECM and M&A deals.

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

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