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Appointment details

Appointment type Deed of Company Arrangement – 3 August 2020
Voluntary Administration – 8 January 2020
Appointees Gayle Dickerson, Ryan Eagle, Tim Mableson
Companies subject to Administration McWilliam’s Wines Group Ltd ACN 000 024 108
Mount Pleasant Wines Pty Ltd ACN 000 024 813
Office Sydney
Wine bottle with corkscrew

KPMG contact

Irene Tang
mcwilliams@kpmg.com.au
+61 2 9273 5594

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Background information

Gayle Dickerson, Ryan Eagle and Tim Mableson were appointed Administrators of McWilliam’s Wines Group Ltd and Mount Pleasant Wines Pty Ltd on 8 January 2020.

At the second meeting of creditors of the Group on 24 July 2020, creditors voted in favour of the following:

  • A Deed of Company Arrangement be executed for the Group.
  • A Committee of Inspection be appointed for the Deed Administration of McWilliam’s Wines Group.

The Deed of Company Arrangement was executed on 3 August 2020 and Gayle Dickerson, Tim Mableson and Ryan Eagle were appointed Deed Administrators.

Further information for all stakeholders will be uploaded to this page as it becomes available.

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Meeting of Creditors

As detailed in the Deed Administrators’ circular to creditors dated 22 February 2021, we lodged an urgent application to the Federal Court of Australia on 19 February 2021 to seek Orders to allow us to further adjourn the Resumed Meetings on 23 February 2021 to 30 April 2021 (with the option to resume the meetings earlier as needed to align with the settlement of a sale transaction).

At the Resumed Meetings held 29 April 2021, creditors for both entities resolved to terminate the Deed of Company Arrangement and the Creditors Trust dated 3 August 2020 between the Group, the Trustees (being the Deed Administrators) and MCW BidCo Pty pursuant to Section 445C(b) of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth). The creditors also passed a resolution for each entity of the Group to each enter into the First Alternative DOCA (Calabria/Medich DOCA) pursuant to Part 5.3A of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) and the Court Orders dated 16 April 2021 and 20 April 2021.

We are pleased to confirm that McWilliam’s Wines Group Ltd, Mount Pleasant Wines Pty Ltd and Gayle Dickerson, Tim Mableson and Ryan Eagle executed the Calabria/Medich DOCA on 29 April 2021.

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Creditor communications

Information and circulars for creditors.

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Court documents

Court directions proceedings and documentation relating to this matter.

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Information for shareholders

Information and updates for shareholders of McWilliam’s Wines Group Ltd and Mount Pleasant Wines Pty Ltd.

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Information for employees

We provide answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs) for employees of McWilliam’s Wines Group Ltd and Mount Pleasant Wines Pty Ltd.

For information on the Fair Entitlements Guarantee (FEG)  for claimants, visit: www.employment.gov.au/fair-entitlements-guarantee-feg

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ASIC insolvency material

The Australian Securities & Investments Commission provides resources on insolvency for directors, practitioners, employees, creditors and investors.

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Support

Coping with the emotional impact of financial distress.

Beyond Blue

beyondblue offers some useful resources for people struggling with the emotional impact of financial distress.

The beyondblue Support Service provides confidential, one-on-one counselling with a trained mental health professional.
Phone: 1300 22 4636

Lifeline

Lifeline offers phone crisis counselling for people who are experiencing financial and emotional hardship.

Phone: 13 11 14 Australia-wide
Online crisis support chat (7:00pm to 4:00am daily)

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