Allegro Funds’ Acquisition Of Greenlit Brands General Merchandise Pty Ltd


Ashurst has advised Allegro Funds on its acquisition of Greenlit Brands General Merchandise Pty Ltd, which includes brands Harris Scarfe, Best & Less and Postie.

The GBGM group of businesses has in excess of 300 stores and employs over 6000 people.

Greenlit Brands General Merchandise was founded in 1998. The Company’s line of business includes holding or owning securities of companies other than banks.

Allegro Funds is a private equity firm. The Company offers acquisitions, restructurings, turnarounds, management buyouts and buyins, and expansion and replacement capital. The Company is based in Australia and was founded in 2004.

The Ashurst team was led by partners Anton Harris (Picture) and James Marshall, supported by partners Anita Cade, Jennie Mansfield, Jock O’Shea and Kenneth Tang; counsels Vicki Aron and Sarah Worrall; senior associates Peter Allen, Chris Barr, Fiona Brittain, Jenny Choi, Kevin Lu and John Nielsen*; and associates Mary Azzi, Fran Barber, Maggie Kearney, Matthew Parbhu, Simon Parmeter, Anavi Suri, Graeme Stone, Matyas Szuk and Mathew Velcic.

Involved fees earner: Peter Allen – Ashurst; Vicki Aron – Ashurst; Mary Azzi – Ashurst; Fran Barber – Ashurst; Chris Barry – Ashurst; Fiona Brittain – Ashurst; Anita Cade – Ashurst; Jenny Choi – Ashurst; Anton Harris – Ashurst; Maggie Kearney – Ashurst; Kevin Lu – Ashurst; Jennie Mansfield – Ashurst; James Marshall – Ashurst; Jock O’Shea – Ashurst; Matthew Parbhu – Ashurst; Simon Parmeter – Ashurst; Graeme Stone – Ashurst; Anavi Suri – Ashurst; Kenneth Tang – Ashurst; Mathew Velcic – Ashurst; Sarah Worrall – Ashurst;

Law Firms: Ashurst;

Clients: Allegro Funds Pty Ltd;

Author: Michael Patrini