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Johnson Winter & Slattery has acted for longstanding relationship client Unilever on its acquisition of Weis Frozen Foods, a premium Australian ice cream and frozen dessert business, for an undisclosed amount.

Johnson Winter & Slattery advised Natixis Global Asset Management, part of Group BPCE (the second largest banking group in France), on its acquisition of 51.9% of the share capital of Investors Mutual Limited, which has an enterprise value of approximately A$300 million.

JWS has worked with key agencies of the State of South Australia in relation to the successful implementation of a number of elements of the $520 million Energy Plan announced by Premier Jay Weatherill in March 2017.

Johnson Winter & Slattery announced today that highly regarded planning and environment lawyer, Samantha Daly, has joined the firm as a partner based in the Sydney office.

Johnson Winter & Slattery advised Arcadia Group Ltd, the UK based parent company of fashion retailer Top Shop/Top Man, on the implications of the voluntary administration of its franchisee, Austradia Pty Ltd (trading as Top Shop/Top Man) and on arrangements with the administrators for the restructure of the Australian business and continuity of business operations.

JWS advised Cooper Energy on all aspects of the equity raising of approximately $135 million by way of a fully underwritten accelerated non-renounceable entitlement offer. This is in addition to the placement and accelerated non-renounceable entitlement offer completed by Cooper Energy in March this year that raised approximately $151 million.

JWS is acting for Spring Investment Co, the manager of the Astro Japan Property Group’s portfolio of Japanese tokemei kumiai (TK) property interests, who is co-investing with global private equity firm Blackstone in a $436 million proposal to acquire Astro’s TK interests which was announced on 1 August 2017.

Johnson Winter & Slattery has internally promoted seven senior practitioners with the appointment of two Partners, four Special Counsel, and one Senior Associate.

Johnson Winter & Slattery continues to expand nationally with the appointment of leading corporate lawyers Paul Vinci and Justin Harris as partners in the Perth office.

JWS acted for Flight Centre Travel Group Limited (ASX: FLT) on its acquisition of majority interests in its Buffalo Tours destination management joint venture with Thien Minh Travel Group.

Johnson Winter & Slattery announced today that leading restructuring and insolvency lawyer, Joseph Scarcella, has joined the firm as a partner in the Sydney office.

Today, Johnson Winter & Slattery released its inaugural report on recent trends and insights into complex ACCC merger review cases. The Report is the first of its kind in Australia.