Agriculture supports Australia’s rural communities and contributes significantly to our national economy.
Estimated as a $256 billion dollar industry, and continuing to grow, it is a key contributor to our country’s GDP and Australia’s economic prosperity.
At PwC, we are uniquely positioned to help our clients meet the coming challenges, from accessing investment, intergenerational succession, food trust and assurance, and business structure and sale, we partner with our clients to get exceptional outcomes.
We are one of the largest providers of professional services to the Australian agriculture and food sector. Our team has a deep affinity with the sector built from their family farming backgrounds, agricultural education and years of experience working in agribusiness.
Our team has first hand experience in dealing with farmers, governments, exporters, investors and industry bodies, along with knowledge of the practice, technological, regulatory and operating environment of the Australian agriculture sector. With years of experience, study and passion that comes from a background working in the sector, our team services the needs of family run farming businesses, large internationally owned and operated agribusinesses to local and foreign investors looking to capitalise on Australia’s booming agriculture sector.
Recognised as a leading global mid-market adviser, our network of 3,000 strong food and agribusiness and corporate finance experts spans more than 60 countries.
We help our agribusiness clients prosper, even in the face of natural disasters, a fluctuating Australian dollar, volatile global commodity markets and international protectionism.
We provide a range of services including helping Australian farmers and agribusinesses looking to sell or secure capital locally or offshore, foreign investors buying into Australia’s farming and resources sector to assisting clients in producing the most economic returns from their farming.
We recognise that Australia’s agriculture sector operates on an international stage, with around two thirds of total production being exported. Whether it’s exports, foreign trade, investment, divestment, acquisition or in accessing capital, our team meets the needs of our clients on a local and global scale.
Innovation including new technologies, smarter farm management, changing consumption patterns, food security and improved business models are creating new opportunities, as well as regulatory and intellectual property hurdles not seen before. We work with our clients through an integrated service offering employing multidisciplinary practices locally and internationally to identify and overcome these hurdles.
PwC works with its clients across its integrated offering to ensure they remain competitive, and continue to take advantage of the opportunities that lie in Australian agriculture land.
Our sector knowledge, experience and access to a network of global connections ensures transactions are effected seamlessly, including:
identifying opportunities among key market segments / participants
profitability benchmarking performance measures
acquisitions and investment opportunities
accessing inbound capital
deal valuation / commercial modelling
economic advice (including a dedicated water team)
advising major bulk handlers on commodity and treasury risk management
advising industry and government on the effects of climate change.
As with all our clients, our private clients enjoy a single, local point of contact who partner with them in providing an integrated service tailored to their needs. This includes:
Succession planning - next generation, sale or IPO ready
Facilitating funding options to expand your business
Developing strategies to optimise business growth locally or overseas
Working with inbound investors and developing outbound channels
Our audit capabilities are backed by a world class calibre of accounting professionals, recognised as leaders in the provision of services to local and overseas agribusinesses. Our services including:
understanding illiquid soft commodity markets
assessing the effects of prolonged drought on asset values
Our team of experienced lawyers provide legal and regulatory expertise across all aspects of agribusiness acquisitions, divestments, asset sales, capital raising and foreign investment, including:
analysis of regulatory environment and approvals including FIRB
establishing governance structures
deal terms and execution
post-deal integration implementation
government and cross-border trade implications
intellectual property rights
Our team of seasoned tax professionals provide the breadth of services that many of our agribusiness clients demand from being a market leader, including:
tax compliance for family pastoral companies
effective tax planning for divestments and restructures
Our team has experience and a proven track record in working across all sub-sectors of agriculture including:
At PwC, we pride ourselves on keeping our clients informed of the latest developments in agribusiness. Some of our publications include,
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