Bell Gully advises on acquisition of Whakatane Mill Limited

11 June 2021

Led by corporate partner Gl​enn Joblin and senior associate Phil Leightley, Bell Gully recently advised a consortium of overseas and New Zealand investors associated with Dermot Smurfit on their successful acquisition of Whakatane Mill Limited.

Partner Glenn Joblin: “It was pleasing to be able to support the consortium on acquiring this key regional asset which had previously been announced for closure. The consortium was able to conclude the transaction within the short timeframe available before the mill's closure and to ensure that it remains a key employer in the region."

The Bell Gully team also included partners David McPherson, Liz Coats and Natasha Garvan, and lawyers Claire Rossell, Charles Partridge and Simon Moore.​