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Peter Girdis

Executive Director
Phone: +61 2 8243 9606
Email: girdis@origincapital.com.au

Peter is one of the founding directors of Origin and has over 25 years’ experience advising clients on a variety of assignments including private treaty acquisitions and divestments, corporate valuations, listed company takeovers and takeover defence and acquisition finance.
Peter has undertaken assignments in the food & agribusiness, automotive, consumer goods, ICT, resources & energy and infrastructure sectors.

Major roles have included:

  • CMI’s $24 million divestment of CMI Limited’s TJM division to the Thai automotive supplier, Aeroklas;
  • AgReserves Inc’s $116 million divestment of the Kooba aggregation of irrigated cotton, corn and wheat properties in the Riverina;
  • The joint GrainCorp / Gardner Smith $172 million acquisition of Goodman Fielder’s Integro business, the long term supply agreement between GrainCorp and Goodman Fielder and the sale of Gardner Smith to GrainCorp;
  • Valuation advice in $300 million sale of Gardner Smith to GrainCorp;
  • Graincorp’s establishment of Bulk Terminals Australia, acquisition of Grainco Australia and divestment of its 50% interest in Australia Bulk Alliance to Sumitomo;
  • Outsourcing of retail margarine manufacture and sale of non-retail margarine and oils brands for Unilever;
  • Queensland Sugar’s negotiation of its price and terms of access to bulk sugar terminals owned by Sugar Terminals Limited;
  • Norco Cooperative’s acquisition of a 50% interest in a milk processing and distribution joint venture from Parmalat Australia and divestment of a chilled distribution business to Fonterra with a long term supply agreement;
  • Acquisitions and divestments on behalf of Aronui Feedlots, ABW Tools, Cotton Seed Distributors, Gazal, Reckitt Benckiser and The Stanley Works; and
  • Takeover defences for ARC Energy, Ramu Agri Industries and Roma Petroleum.

Prior to joining Origin, Peter held a senior position at Deloitte Corporate Finance.

Peter has also advised a number of other clients including Alice Springs Pastoral Company, AusBulk, Bulmer Australia, CSR, Sucrogen, Gazal Corporation, Grain Growers Association, Holcim, Novus Petroleum, Pan Pacific Petroleum, Queensland Cotton, Reckitt Benckiser, St Vincents Health Australia and Wolseley Private Equity.