July 12, 2019

Willkie represented Atlas Holdings in the transaction.

On July 8, TreeHouse Foods, Inc. (NYSE: THS) announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its Snacks Division to Atlas Holdings LLC. Willkie represented Atlas in the acquisition. 

The Treehouse Foods Snacks Division, with more than 800 employees, is one of the largest manufacturers and distributors of private label healthy snacks to premier retail customers in North America. It is a leader in the nuts and trail mix categories. The Division operates three plants, located in Robersonville, North Carolina; El Paso, Texas; and Dothan, Alabama. 

Headquartered in Greenwich, Connecticut and founded in 2002, Atlas and its affiliates own and operate 19 platform companies which employ more than 17,000 associates at more than 150 facilities worldwide. Atlas operates in sectors such as aluminum processing, automotive, building materials, capital equipment, construction services, food packaging, paper, power generation, pulp, supply chain management and wood products. Atlas' companies together generate more than $5 billion dollars in revenues annually. 

The Willkie team was led by partners Steven Seidman, Mark Cognetti and Laura Acker and included associate Annie Heiss.