Krispy Kreme Doughnut Corporation’s acquisition of the Krispy Kreme Australia and New Zealand franchise business


Arnold Bloch Leibler has advised US-based Krispy Kreme Doughnut Corporation on its acquisition of the Krispy Kreme Australia and New Zealand franchise business from its founding shareholders.

Krispy Kreme Doughnut Corporation is a global retailer of premium-quality sweet treats, including its signature Original Glazed doughnut, with more than 1,300 retail shops in 31 countries.


Krispy Kreme Australia’s current executive team will remain in place and will continue to lead the business.

The acquisition of the Australia and New Zealand franchise does not include the South Australian market, which is owned and operated independently by the Peregrine Corporation.

ABL advised Krispy Kreme Doughnut Corporation with a team including Jeremy Leibler (Picture), Senior Associate Gavin Hammerschlag, Lawyer Luke Jedynak, Law Graduate Jessica Spring (M&A), Special Counsel Bridget Little, Senior Associate Rachel Soh (Employment), Clint Harding, Lawyer Peter Scott (Tax), Gia Cari, Krystal Pellow and Lawyer Rob Deev (IP&IT).

Involved fees earner: Jeremy Leibler – Arnold Bloch Leibler; Gavin Hammerschlag – Arnold Bloch Leibler; Bridget Little – Arnold Bloch Leibler; Rachel Soh – Arnold Bloch Leibler; Clint Harding – Arnold Bloch Leibler; Peter Scott – Arnold Bloch Leibler; Gia Cari – Arnold Bloch Leibler; Krystal Pellow – Arnold Bloch Leibler;

Law Firms: Arnold Bloch Leibler;

Clients: Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc.;

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Author: Michael Patrini