CMS and Freshfields have advised global private equity firm Cinven on the acquisition of Partner in Pet Food, a European pet food manufacturer, from Pamplona Capital Management. Kirkland & Ellis has advised Pamplona on the sale.
Headquartered in Hungary, Partner in Pet Food (PPF) has nine manufacturing operations across Europe, and it supplies pet food to traditional retailers, discounters, speciality pet retailers, and online specialists.
The transaction follows Pamplona’s EUR 315 million acquisition of Partner in Pet Food from Advent International in April 2015, for which CMS advised the seller.
The CMS team was led by London-based Partner James Grimwood and Kyiv-based Partner Graham Conlon, and included Senior Associate Valentina Santambrogio, Associate Jamie Burgess, and Trainee Solicitor Julian Goering.
The Freshfields team consisted of London-based Partners Adrian Maguire, Victoria Sigeti, and Christopher Davis.
Kirkland's London-based team was led by Corporate Partners David Higgins, Gavin Gordon, and Andrej Wolf.