Allied Beverage Group/Breakthru Beverage Group New Jersey: Represented Allied Beverage Group in its merger with Breakthru Beverage Group New Jersey, creating an integrated company under the Allied Beverage Group name that will continue to be New Jersey’s leading wholesale liquor distributor.
Bonduelle/Ready Pac Foods: Represented Bonduelle in its agreement to acquire Ready Pac Foods.
Bregal Freshstream/Lunch Garden: Represented Bregal Freshstream in its acquisition of Belgian self-service restaurant chain Lunch Garden from a consortium of investors led by H2 Equity Partners.
Cérélia Group/English Bay Batter: Represented Cérélia (backed by IK Investment Partners), leading French producer of rolled dough and pancakes in Europe, in its acquisition of North American cookie specialist English Bay Batter, and its related leveraged refinancing.
Constantia Flexibles/Multi-Color Corporation: Represented Constantia Flexibles in the sale of its Labels division to Multi-Color Corporation for an enterprise value of approximately $1.3 billion.
Elior/TrustHouse: Represented Elior in its acquisition of U.S.-based TrustHouse Services Group.
G.E.T. Enterprises/Olympus Partners: Represented the management team of G.E.T. Enterprises in connection with G.E.T.’s acquisition by Olympus Partners.
H.J. Heinz/Berkshire Hathaway/3G Capital: Represented BofA Merrill Lynch, financial advisors to H.J. Heinz Company, in the $28 billion acquisition of the iconic maker of ketchup and other food products by Berkshire Hathaway and 3G Capital.
HK Food GmbH/Nordsee Holding: Represented HK Food GmbH in its agreement to sell German seafood brand Nordsee Holding GmbH to Kharis Capital via KC North Sea, an investment vehicle managed by Kharis.
IK Investment Partners: Advised European private equity firm IK Investment on its acquisitions of or investments in the following companies:
- Cérélia Group: Advised IK in the acquisition of Cérélia Group, a leading European manufacturer of ready-to-bake chilled dough products.
- Mademoiselle Desserts: Advised IK in the contemplated acquisition of Mademoiselle Desserts, a French leader in the frozen bakery industry.
- Solina Group: Advised IK Investment Partners in negotiations to sell leading European food solutions provider Solina Group to Ardian Mid Cap Buyout.
Insight Venture Partners/Delivery Hero: Represented Insight Venture Partners as lead investor in the $88 million investment in Berlin-based Delivery Hero, an online takeout services company with operations across Europe, Asia, Africa and South America.
Insight Venture Partners/HelloFresh: Represented Insight Venture Partners on its investment in HelloFresh, the Berlin and New York City-based meal-kit delivery service.
Keg Logistics/Keg Credit: Represented Keg Logistics LLC on its acquisition of Keg Credit, LLC, which combines two of the leading keg providers in the U.S. craft brewing industry.
Lagardère Travel Retail/Hojeij Branded Foods (HBF): Represented French airport shop operator Lagardère Travel Retail in its $330 million acquisition of HBF, a leading foodservice travel retailer in North America, creating the third largest player in the North American travel retail and foodservice Industry.
Latour Capital/Syclef: Represented Latour Capital in the acquisition, through its fund Latour Capital II, of a majority stake in Syclef, a major French player in the installation and maintenance of commercial and agri-food refrigeration systems.
Minor International/Corbin & King: Represented Minor International pcl, a global hotel and restaurant group based in Thailand, in its acquisition of the Corbin & King group of high-end London restaurants (including The Wolseley and The Delaunay) and The Beaumont Hotel.
PAI Partners/Labeyrie: Advised PAI Partners in its acquisition of a stake in Labeyrie Fine Foods, a French gourmet food producer.
PAI Partners/Refresco: Represented PAI Partners in its €1.6 billion investment (alongside British Columbia Investment Management Corp.) in Refresco, the Dutch-listed leading independent bottler of soft drinks and fruit juices.
The Pantry, Inc./Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc.: Represented The Pantry, Inc., operator of more than 1,500 convenience stores in the southeastern United States, in an agreement to be acquired by Canadian convenience store leader Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc., in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately $1.7 billion, including debt assumed.
Safeway/Albertsons: Represented Colony Financial, Inc. as one of the equity investors in the $9 billion acquisition of Safeway, Inc. by AB Acquisition LLC, a merger of two of the country’s largest grocery store chains.
Seaport Capital/Keg Logistics: Represented Seaport Capital in its acquisition of Keg Logistics LLC, a leading outsourced keg and beverage container management provider.
The Sterling Group/Liqui-Box: Represented The Sterling Group in its sale of Liqui-Box Corporation to funds managed by Olympus Partners.