Willkie represents IK Investment Partners in connection with its contemplated acquisition of a majority stake in Mademoiselle Desserts, a French leader in the frozen bakery industry.
On May 3, Willkie client IK Investment Partners announced that it had entered into exclusive negotiations to acquire, through its IK VIII Fund, a majority stake in Mademoisselle Desserts, a French leader in the frozen bakery industry, from its current shareholders, including Equistone Partners Europe, Céréa Partenaire, Azulis Capital and the management team.
Established in 1984, Mademoiselle Desserts has grown to become the leading manufacturer of premium frozen industrial finished and semi-finished pastry in Europe. Through its manufacturing sites in France, the UK and the Netherlands and highly experienced teams, the company works closely with its customers to develop bespoke desserts to the highest food standards.
Willkie’s multidisciplinary deal team is led by partner Eduardo Fernandez and includes national partner Grégory de Saxcé and associates Gil Kiener, Louis Jambu-Merlin, Charles-Louis Pierron, Mathilde Vannson and Nicolas Bordes (corporate); partner Paul Lombard, Special European Counsel Igor Kukhta and associate Ralph Unger (finance); national partner Faustine Viala and associates David Kupka and Maud Boukhris (competition).