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Opportunities flourish for M&A in Australian food and agriculture amid security concerns

Mergermarket, an independent mergers and acquisitions (M&A) intelligence service, and Remark, the publishing, market research and events division of the Mergermarket Group, in conjunction with National Australia Bank (NAB) and King & Wood Mallesons, have hosted a panel discussion entitled ‘Changing tastes: Australian food and agriculture sector spotlight’.

With food security at the top of national agendas across Asia-Pacific, foreign investors are turning to Australia to snap up assets across the agriculture supply chain and keep their bread baskets full. Indeed, the vast Australian landmass – diverse in landscape and buying opportunities and in close proximity to markets including China and Southeast Asia – has made it an ideal inbound destination for M&A and investment. According to mergermarket data, since 2009 Asian buyers completed 16 acquisitions into Australia’s consumer food and agriculture sectors worth US$2.8bn…

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