Nisshin Seifun Group’s Acquisition of Allied Pinnacle

Ashurst, Nishimura & Asahi and Gilbert + Tobin advised on the deal

Nisshin Seifun Group Inc and Nisshin Flour Milling Inc executed their acquisition of Allied Pinnacle from Pacific Equity Partners.

Allied Pinnacle is a leading flour milling and bakery business with operations in Australia and New Zealand. The business has a 100+ year history, and its current form is the product of a merger between the Pinnacle Bakery and Allied Mills businesses.

This transaction represents Nisshin’s first direct entry into the Australian market, and is a significant step towards their goal of being the world’s number one flour milling company.

Ashurst has advised Nisshin Seifun Group Inc and Nisshin Flour Milling Inc with a team including Natsuko Ogawa (Picture), James Brownstein Shojeeb Alam, Shiho Asai*, Genichiro Ito*, James McGhie and Stephen Moore. Partners who assisted include Matthew Bubb, Rehana Box, Richard Brooks, Emma Butler, Adam Firth, Andrew Harpur, Jane Harvey, David Jardine, Justin Jones, Ian Kellock, Amanda Ludlow, Jeff Lynn, Geoffrey Mann, Lionel Meehan and Kellech Smith. They were supported by counsel Richard Bunting, senior associates Peter Allen, Luke Carbon, Liz Grey, Caroline Hogan, Roderick Kennedy, Bronwyn Kirkwood, Geoff McGrath, Melissa Molloy, Michael Murray and Kristina Popova, and associates Carrick Brough, Jessica Cao, Rebecca Campigli, Rishada Cassim, Duncan Knowles, Rebecca Lew, Alex Nash, Tim Rankin, Jake Saccardo, James Sainty and Anna Seddon.

G+T advises Pacific Equity Partners with a team including Hiroshi Narushima, Ilona Hunnisett and Oliver Yee.

Involved fees earner: Peter Allen – Ashurst; Rehana Box – Ashurst; Richard Brooks – Ashurst; James Brownstein – Ashurst; Matthew Bubb – Ashurst; Richard Bunting – Ashurst; Emma Butler – Ashurst; Adam Firth – Ashurst; Liz Grey – Ashurst; Andrew Harpur – Ashurst; Jane Harvey – Ashurst; Caroline Hogan – Ashurst; David Jardine – Ashurst; Justin Jones – Ashurst; Ian Kellock – Ashurst; Roderick Kennedy – Ashurst; Bronwyn Kirkwood – Ashurst; Amanda Ludlow – Ashurst; Jeff Lynn – Ashurst; Geoffrey Mann – Ashurst; Geoff McGrath – Ashurst; Lionel Meehan – Ashurst; Melissa Molloy – Ashurst; Stephen Moore – Ashurst; Michael Murray – Ashurst; Natsuko Ogawa – Ashurst; Kristina Popova – Ashurst; Kellech Smith – Ashurst; Ilona Hunnisett – Gilbert + Tobin; Hiroshi Narushima – Gilbert + Tobin; Oliver Yee – Gilbert + Tobin;

Law Firms: Ashurst; Gilbert + Tobin;

Clients: Nisshin Seifun Group; Pacific Equity Partners;

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Author: Michael Patrini