Cedenco receivership challenged

The major shareholder of Cedenco Foods claims ANZ National Bank had no justification in putting Cedenco into receivership this week and is seeking legal advice on the matter.

The directors of SK Foods International argue ANZ breached the terms of an agreement it had with Cedenco and the decision "serves only to discourage foreign investment in New Zealand," a statement issued by Kensington Swan said.

Cedenco Foods – a Hawke’s Bay fruit and vegetable processor – is likely to be sold after Michael Stiassny and Brendon Gibson of KordaMetha were appointed as receivers yesterday.

In May, SK Foods in the United States, was preparing to start voluntary Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

Mr Gibson said yesterday that while the business would be sold it was continuing to operate with the support of funding from ANZ National.

“Growers who have planted crops for Cedenco should also be reassured there is funding to enable Cedenco Foods to purchase those crops,” the receivers said in a release this morning.

ANZ has also appointed receives into SK Foods Australia, Cedenco JV Australia and SS Farmers Australia.

Cedenco has the largest tomato processing factory in the Southern Hemisphere in Echuca in Victoria. It is one of New Zealand's biggest vegetable processors, with two Gisborne factories, a processing plant at Whakatu in Hawke's Bay and a business in Ohakune.

In the US, two former SK Foods executives are facing federal price fixing charges in relation to tomato products.


4 · Got a question about this story? Leave it in Comments & Questions below.

This article is tagged with the following keywords. Find out more about MyNBR Tags

Post Comment

4 Comments & Questions

Commenter icon key: Subscriber Verified

Maybe this is where I should have invested! I mean what is a bit of executive fraud when its shareholders money youre pouring down the drain Rental property is obviously a bad call compared to quality financially policed share market investments!

  • 0
  • 0

Hopefully Mr Sayler it will discourage dishonest overseas investors like yourself from investing in NZ.

  • 0
  • 0

<p>Thanks for taking the time to discuss this, I feel strongly about it and love learning more on this topic. If possible, as you gain expertise, would you mind updating your blog with more information? It is extremely helpful and beneficial to your readers.
<span style="display:none;">
<strong><a href="http://seo-motivation.blogspot.com/" rel="follow">Seo Motivation</a></strong>
<strong><a href="http://www.probloggingnews.com/" rel="follow">Pro Blogging news</a></strong>
<strong><a href="http://di.blogospheree.com/" rel="follow">real estate</a></strong>
<strong><a href="http://antonfkip.com/" rel="follow">Seo Motivation</a></strong>
<strong><a href="http://blogospheree.com/" rel="follow">Blogospheree news real estate</a></strong>
<strong><a href="http://automotivee.info/" rel="follow"> Automotive</a></strong>
<strong><a href="http://seo-motivation.blogspot.com/" rel="follow">Seo Motivation</a></strong>
<strong><a href="http://automotivepartss.info/" rel="follow">Automotive parts</a></strong>
<strong><a href="http://antonfkip.blogspot.com/" rel="follow">Belajar seo blogspot</a></strong>
<strong><a href="http://si-oot.blogspot.com/" rel="follow">Belajar blogging</a></strong>
<strong><a href="http://blog.antonfkip.com" rel="follow">real estate Antonfkip Blog</a></strong>
<strong><a title="miss925.com" href="http://miss925.com/" rel="follow">miss925.com</a></strong>
<strong><a title="Indonesia Traveling Tour" href="http://www.indonesiatravelingtour.info/" rel="follow">Indonesia Traveling Tour </strong>

  • 0
  • 0

Thanks for sharing such an topical article with all of us. I’ve bookmarked your blog will come back for a re-read again. Keep up the good work.

  • 0
  • 0

Post New comment or question

Plain text

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.

NZ Market Snapshot


Sym Price Change
USD 0.6693 0.0030 0.45%
AUD 0.9136 -0.0034 -0.37%
EUR 0.5894 -0.0011 -0.19%
GBP 0.4369 0.0029 0.67%
HKD 5.1873 0.0240 0.46%
JPY 80.4660 0.5810 0.73%


Commodity Price Change Time
Gold Index 1138.2 -6.140 2015-10-08T00:
Oil Brent 53.4 2.000 2015-10-08T00:
Oil Nymex 50.0 1.600 2015-10-08T00:
Silver Index 15.8 -0.328 2015-10-08T00:


Symbol Open High Last %
NZX 50 5625.8 5666.4 5625.8 0.23%
NASDAQ 4817.3 4841.4 4810.8 0.41%
DAX 10100.8 10146.9 9993.1 1.04%
DJI 17054.7 17110.9 17050.8 0.20%
FTSE 6374.8 6453.2 6374.8 0.65%
HKSE 22615.9 22807.9 22354.9 0.46%
NI225 18281.5 18438.7 18141.2 1.64%