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CMS advises Cinven on acquisition of leading European Pet Food manufactur-er Partner in Pet Food

14/ 05/ 2018
  International law firm CMS has advised global private equity firm Cinven on its acquisition of Partner in Pet Food (‘PPF’), a leading European pet food manufacturer, from Pamplona Capital Management. Headquartered in Hungary, PPF is a market-leading pet food manufacturer with nine manufacturing operations across Europe. PPF supplies pet food to more than 250 customers in Europe, including traditional retailers, discounters, speciality pet retailers and online specialists. James Grimwood, CMS’ Head of Private Equity and Graham Conlon, Co-Head of International Private Equity, led a cross-border team of over 60 lawyers covering seven jurisdictions, and included Valentina Santambrogio, Jamie Burgess and Julian Goering. The transaction follows Pamplona’s €315 million acquisition of Partner in Pet Food from Advent International in April 2015, for which CMS advised the seller. Commenting on the transaction, James Grimwood said: “We are proud to advise Cinven on their first investment in the pet care market. The pet care market has been growing steadily over the years, and Cinvens expertise, network and innovation track record will no doubt help fuel PPFs future growth and success.” Graham Conlon adds: “Having advised Advent International on the 2015 sale of Partner in Pet Food to Pamplona, we are privileged to have witnessed PPF’s transformation into a market-leading player. This was a complex matter signed within just 5 days, and covering over nine jurisdictions, for which CMS was able to use its extensive international platform to field a market-leading cross-border team.”   - END - For more information and/or interviews, please contact: Darina Gordienko CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang E: darina.gordienko@cms-cmno.com /+38044 3913377 Information about Worldwide CMS: CMS provides clients with specialist, business-focused advice in law and tax matters. With our 4,500 legal professionals across the world, working in sector-based teams and expert in project management, our focus is on our clients and fulfilling their objectives. CMS is a full-service top 10 global law firm, based on the number of lawyers (Am Law 2017 Global 100). With 74 offices in 42 countries across the world, revenues totalled €1.01bn in 2016. CMS acts for the majority of the DAX 30, a large number of the FT European 500 and a number of Fortune 500 companies. CMS provides a wide range of expertise across 19 expert practice and sector areas including Banking and Finance, Commercial, Competition, Corporate, Dispute Resolution, Employment, Energy, Funds, Intellectual Property, Life Sciences/ Pharmaceuticals, Real Estate & Construction, Tax and TMT. CMS offices and associated offices: Aberdeen, Algiers, Amsterdam, Antwerp, Barcelona, Beijing, Belgrade, Berlin, Bogotá, Bratislava, Bristol, Brussels, Bucharest, Budapest, Casablanca, Cologne, Dubai, Dusseldorf, Edinburgh, Frankfurt, Funchal, Geneva, Glasgow, Hamburg, Hong Kong, Istanbul, Kyiv, Leipzig, Lima, Lisbon, Ljubljana, London, Luanda, Luxembourg, Lyon, Madrid, Manchester, Medellín, Mexico City, Milan, Moscow, Munich, Muscat, Paris, Podgorica, Poznan, Prague, Reading, Rio de Janeiro, Rome, Santiago de Chile, Sarajevo, Seville, Shanghai, Sheffield, Singapore, Sofia, Strasbourg, Stuttgart, Tirana, Tehran, Utrecht, Vienna, Warsaw, Zagreb and Zurich. For more information, please visit www.cms.law

International law firm CMS has advised global private equity firm Cinven on its acquisition of Partner in Pet Food (‘PPF’), a leading European pet food manufacturer, from Pamplona Capital Management.

Headquartered in Hungary, PPF is a market-leading pet food manufacturer with nine manufacturing operations across Europe. PPF supplies pet food to more than 250 customers in Europe, including traditional retailers, discounters, speciality pet retailers and online specialists.

James Grimwood, CMS’ Head of Private Equity and Graham Conlon, Co-Head of International Private Equity, led a cross-border team of over 60 lawyers covering seven jurisdictions, and included Valentina Santambrogio, Jamie Burgess and Julian Goering.

The transaction follows Pamplona’s €315 million acquisition of Partner in Pet Food from Advent International in April 2015, for which CMS advised the seller.

Commenting on the transaction, James Grimwood said: “We are proud to advise Cinven on their first investment in the pet care market. The pet care market has been growing steadily over the years, and Cinven’s expertise, network and innovation track record will no doubt help fuel PPF’s future growth and success.

Graham Conlon adds: “Having advised Advent International on the 2015 sale of Partner in Pet Food to Pamplona, we are privileged to have witnessed PPF’s transformation into a market-leading player. This was a complex matter signed within just 5 days, and covering over nine jurisdictions, for which CMS was able to use its extensive international platform to field a market-leading cross-border team.”

 

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For more information and/or interviews, please contact:

Darina Gordienko

CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang

E: darina.gordienko@cms-cmno.com /+38044 3913377

Information about Worldwide CMS:

CMS provides clients with specialist, business-focused advice in law and tax matters. With our 4,500 legal professionals across the world, working in sector-based teams and expert in project management, our focus is on our clients and fulfilling their objectives.

CMS is a full-service top 10 global law firm, based on the number of lawyers (Am Law 2017 Global 100). With 74 offices in 42 countries across the world, revenues totalled €1.01bn in 2016. CMS acts for the majority of the DAX 30, a large number of the FT European 500 and a number of Fortune 500 companies.

CMS provides a wide range of expertise across 19 expert practice and sector areas including Banking and Finance, Commercial, Competition, Corporate, Dispute Resolution, Employment, Energy, Funds, Intellectual Property, Life Sciences/ Pharmaceuticals, Real Estate & Construction, Tax and TMT.

CMS offices and associated offices: Aberdeen, Algiers, Amsterdam, Antwerp, Barcelona, Beijing, Belgrade, Berlin, Bogotá, Bratislava, Bristol, Brussels, Bucharest, Budapest, Casablanca, Cologne, Dubai, Dusseldorf, Edinburgh, Frankfurt, Funchal, Geneva, Glasgow, Hamburg, Hong Kong, Istanbul, Kyiv, Leipzig, Lima, Lisbon, Ljubljana, London, Luanda, Luxembourg, Lyon, Madrid, Manchester, Medellín, Mexico City, Milan, Moscow, Munich, Muscat, Paris, Podgorica, Poznan, Prague, Reading, Rio de Janeiro, Rome, Santiago de Chile, Sarajevo, Seville, Shanghai, Sheffield, Singapore, Sofia, Strasbourg, Stuttgart, Tirana, Tehran, Utrecht, Vienna, Warsaw, Zagreb and Zurich.

For more information, please visit www.cms.law

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