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Tuesday 12 December 2023

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Bidders line up for Sara Lee 9th November 2023 /

Bidders line up for Sara Lee

The 52-year-old business in Australia owes about A$50m – A$55m.


Buyer sought for SIO’s Sara Lee after administrators called in 19th October 2023 /

Buyer sought for SIO’s Sara Lee after administrators called in

The NZ-owned firm has gone into voluntary administration in Australia, with a sale or restructuring the preferred options for the 53-year-old business.


New layer to SIO’s Sara Lee, Original Foods group 15th February 2022 /

New layer to SIO’s Sara Lee, Original Foods group

South Island Office’s growing dessert and baked goods group adds the Cadbury brand to the fold with a fresh ANZ licensing agreement.


Sara Lee pricetag confirmed at $100.25m 15th October 2021 /

Sara Lee pricetag confirmed at $100.25m

Chapman Tripp has confirmed that Christchurch investment group the South Island Office paid A$95m ($100.25m) to buy dessert company Sara Lee from McCain Foods.


$30m and counting – Christchurch PE firm makes debut food investment 10th June 2021 /

$30m and counting – Christchurch PE firm makes debut food investment

South Island Office invests $30m in its first food acquisition and says there are more deals in the pipeline.