Carlyle Group’s $1 Billion Acquisition of Accolade Wines

Clifford Chance and Norton Rose Fulbright advised on the deal

Headquartered in Australia, Accolade Wines operates a global wine production and consumer wines product business, with annual global sales in excess of 36 million cases of wine to 140 countries around the world. It is Australia and the UK’s largest wine company by sales volume.

Sydney-based partner Andrew Crook (Picture) led the transaction, with support from senior associate Reuben van Werkum, while UK and EU advice was delivered through London partner Nigel Wellings and associate Stephanie Phillips.

Norton Rose Fulbright advised CHAMP Private Equity with Mike Knapper, Jill Gauntlett, Frances Drummond, Sun Hong (Shanghai), James Parker (Hong Kong) Loris Rech (Johannesburg), Piotr Strawa (Warsaw), Anatoly Andriash (Moscow), George Gibson (Tokyo), Troy Ungerman (Toronto) and Sheela Moorthy (Singapore).

 

Involved fees earner: Jill Gauntlett – Norton Rose Fulbright; Sun Hong – Norton Rose Fulbright; James Parker – Norton Rose Fulbright; Loris Rech – Norton Rose Fulbright; Piotr Julian Strawa – Norton Rose Fulbright; Anatoly Andriash – Norton Rose Fulbright; George Gibson – Norton Rose Fulbright; Troy Ungerman – Norton Rose Fulbright; Sheela Moorthy – Norton Rose Fulbright; Mike Knapper – Norton Rose Fulbright; Frances Drummond – Norton Rose Fulbright; Andrew Crook – Clifford Chance; Reuben van Werkum – Clifford Chance; Nigel Wellings – Clifford Chance; Stephanie Phillips – Clifford Chance;

Law Firms: Norton Rose Fulbright; Clifford Chance;

Clients: Carlyle Group; CHAMP Private Equity;

 

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Author: Michael Patrini