Charting the course for a several hundred million dollar deal in the agribusiness industry

When a key agribusiness client of Bentleys saw an opportunity to divest landholding and take advantage of the strong investment demand for Australian beef assets, the task of preparing for sale and finding a buyer was almost too overwhelming.

But following an in-depth meeting with their team of Bentleys agribusiness experts, the path ahead was mapped out to provide them with the information, and the understanding, that they needed to chart their course. Bentleys were able to assist with commercial, practical advice on how to prepare for sale, meet potential investors, collate and present the necessary business information, negotiate with buyers, and close the deal.

This assistance was pivotal in achieving a successful transaction, and the several hundred million dollar deal was completed. This engagement represented a landmark event for Australian agriculture.

How can we help you?

Farming industries and rural businesses face unique challenges and complexities due to a range of factors such as drought, trade and export and property fluctuations. Bentleys have a specialist team of professional rural and agribusiness advisors with a background working with all business types – including listed and unlisted corporates, major pastoral companies, family-owned rural businesses and family groups, supply chain participants and foreign-based parent entities. We can help you maximise your profits by:

  • Providing agribusiness and rural specialist tax and accounting
  • Assessing financial variables such as sustainable debt levels and profit drivers
  • Minimising capital gains on property sales
  • Acquiring or disposing of properties and businesses
  • Providing succession planning and ownership transition
  • Preparing finance and subsidy applications
  • Managing budgets, cash flow and preparing three-way forecasts to facilitate budgeting
  • Preparing profit projections
  • Advising on lease or buy decision.

 

Bentleys also offer a comprehensive advisory service to clients seeking investment partners. We assist clients to prepare their business for partnership with both local and international investors and then work to identify suitable investors through our international networks.

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Hear what our clients have to say

Family businesses, SMEs, listed entities, professionals, individuals, not-for-profits and government agencies rely on us to deliver solutions that meet their needs. Their success is our passion.

 

QLD, Agri, Bus Services, Survey Response (understand rural business)

I like that Bentleys understands rural business. The staff are friendly and easy to contact. They sort out problems quickly and have a high level of knowledge.

Agribusiness Client Queensland
Qld, Property, Bus Services, Survey Response (unique needs of property)

We feel welcomed at Bentleys and assured that the best possible team is looking after the unique needs of our property business at all times.

Property Sector Client Queensland
Agri, Bus Services, QLD, Survey Response (grazing business), Bentleys

We have had a great relationship with our Bentleys team for many years and have always found them to be extremely helpful and professional advisors for our grazing business.

Agribusiness Client Queensland