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.
Atlas Holdings/TreeHouse Foods: Represented Atlas Holdings in its acquisition of the Snacks Division of TreeHouse Foods.
Bain Capital Credit/GAIL’s Bakery: Represented Bain Capital Credit in its acquisition of GAIL’s Bakery, a fast growing and critically acclaimed retail bakery and cafe.
Balcones Distilling: Represented Balcones Distilling in its acquisition by Diageo.
Bold Rock/Artisanal Brewing: Represented Bold Rock Partners LP, the #2 cider brand in the U.S., in its agreement to be acquired by Craft Revolution, LLC d/b/a Artisanal Brewing Ventures LLC.
The Bonduelle Group/Fonds de solidarité FTQ/Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec: Represented the Bonduelle Group in its sale of a 65% stake in Bonduelle Americas Long Life to Fonds de solidarité FTQ and Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec.
Bonduelle/Ready Pac Foods: Represented Bonduelle in its agreement to acquire Ready Pac Foods.
CapVest Partners/Eight Fifty Food Group/Sofina Food: Represented CapVest Partners on its agreement to sell portfolio company Eight Fifty Food Group to Sofina Food Inc.
CapVest Partners/Karro Food Group/Young’s Seafood: Represented CapVest Partners and its portfolio company Karro Food Group in the acquisition of Young’s Seafood.
CapVest/Natra: Represented CapVest in its acquisition of leading European chocolate maker Natra.
CapVest Partners/Second Nature Brands: Represented CapVest Partners in its acquisition of Second Nature Brands, a leading creator of snacks and treats.
CapVest Partners/Valeo Foods/Bain Capital: Represented CapVest Partners on the sale of its portfolio company, leading food manufacturer Valeo Foods, to Bain Capital.
CapVest Partners/Valeo Foods/Campbell Soup Company: Represented CapVest Partners LLP and its portfolio company Valeo Foods in its acquisition of Campbell’s European Chips Business.
CapVest Partners/Valeo Foods/Schluckwerder: Represented Valeo Foods, a CapVest Partners portfolio company, on its acquisition of German confectionery manufacturer Schluckwerder.
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.
Cérélia/General Mills European Dough Businesses: Represented Cérélia, a portfolio company of Ardian, in its proposed acquisition of General Mills’ European dough businesses.
Cérélia Group/US Waffle: Represented Cérélia on its acquisition of US Waffle, a privately-held frozen foods manufacturing company based in South Carolina.
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.
CVC/The Quality Group: Represented CVC on its acquisition of a majority stake in The Quality Group, a leading manufacturer of innovative sports performance nutrition products and low-sugar food alternatives.
FFL Partners/Church’s Chicken/High Bluff Capital Partners/FS Investments: Represented FFL Partners in its sale of Church’s Chicken®, one of the world’s largest quick service chicken restaurant chains, to High Bluff Capital Partners and investment funds managed by FS Investments.
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.
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.
HungerRush/OrdrAI: Represented HungerRush™, a CapStreet portfolio company, in its acquisition of OrdrAI™, a leading text and voice ordering provider for the restaurant industry.
IK Investment Partners: Advised European private equity firm IK Investment on its acquisitions, investments or disposals 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. Also represented IK, through its IK VII Fund, in its agreement to sell Cérélia to Ardian.
- Mademoiselle Desserts: Advised IK in the contemplated acquisition of Mademoiselle Desserts, a French leader in the frozen bakery industry.
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/Marché International AG: Represented Lagardère Travel Retail in its acquisition of global catering company Marché International AG.
Lagardère Travel Retail/Paradies: Represented Lagardère Travel Retail in its $530 million agreement to acquire Paradies, a leading airport travel retailer in North America, from private equity firm Freeman Spogli & Co, the Paradies family and other shareholders.
Mademoiselle Desserts/Les Délices des 7 Vallées/Sagard: Represented Mademoiselle Desserts (backed by IK Investment Partners) on the acquisition of Les Délices des 7 Vallées, a French-based producer of frozen industrial cakes and pastries, from Sagard.
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/EEF: Represented PAI Partners on the acquisition of a majority stake in Euro Ethnic Foods (EEF), the company that owns and operates the grocery section of leading food retailer Grand Frais.
PAI Partners/PepsiCo: Represented PAI Partners in its $3.3 billion pending acquisition of Tropicana, Naked and other select juice brands across North America from PepsiCo, Inc.
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.
PAI Partners/Savory Solutions Group: Represented PAI Partners on its acquisition of Savory Solutions Group, a leading international provider of taste and functional solutions for the food sector.
Seaport Capital/Keg Logistics: Represented Seaport Capital in its acquisition of Keg Logistics LLC, a leading outsourced keg and beverage container management provider.
Second Nature Brands: Represented Second Nature Brands, a portfolio company of CapVest Partners, in its acquisition of Brownie Brittle.