Aterian Investment Partners’ Acquisition Of Hain Pure Protein

Weil advised Aterian Investment Partners in its acquisition of Hain Pure Protein from The Hain Celestial Group, Inc.

Hain Pure Protein comprised the Empire Kosher, Kosher Valley and FreeBird poultry brands.

Empire Kosher is the largest fresh kosher poultry provider in the United States.

FreeBird is a leading specialized, certified organic and antibiotic-free chicken provider to the foodservice, retail and home-delivered meal channels. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

The Weil team advised Aterian Investment Partners was led by Private Equity partner Christopher Machera (Picture) and includes Private Equity associates Daniel Cohen, Theodora Tavridou, Alyssa Leventhal and Jeff Lord (Not Yet Admitted in New York). The team also included Banking & Finance partner Andrew Colao; Technology & IP Transactions partner Jeffrey Osterman; Tax partner Mark Schwed; Executive Compensation & Benefits partner Amy Rubin; Environmental Head Annemargaret Connolly; Environmental counsel John O’Loughlin and Matthew Morton; Insurance counsel Gabriel Gershowitz; Banking & Finance associates Justina Chen and Christina O’Connell; Technology & IP Transactions associates Megan Briskman, Rami Sherman and Caleb Small (Not Yet Admitted in New York); Tax associate Irene Kim; Executive Compensation & Benefits associates Amanda Rosenblum and Travis Bruno (Not Yet Admitted in New York); and Employment Litigation associate Thomas McCarthy.

Involved fees earner: Megan Briskman – Weil, Gotshal & Manges; Travis Bruno – Weil, Gotshal & Manges; Justina Chen – Weil, Gotshal & Manges; Daniel Cohen – Weil, Gotshal & Manges; Andrew Colao – Weil, Gotshal & Manges; Annemargaret Connolly – Weil, Gotshal & Manges; Gabriel Gershowitz – Weil, Gotshal & Manges; Irene Kim – Weil, Gotshal & Manges; Alyssa Leventhal – Weil, Gotshal & Manges; Jeff Lord – Weil, Gotshal & Manges; Christopher Machera – Weil, Gotshal & Manges; Thomas McCarthy – Weil, Gotshal & Manges; Matthew Morton – Weil, Gotshal & Manges; Christina O’Connell – Weil, Gotshal & Manges; Jeffrey Osterman – Weil, Gotshal & Manges; John O’Loughlin – Weil, Gotshal & Manges; Amanda Rosenblum – Weil, Gotshal & Manges; Amy Rubin – Weil, Gotshal & Manges; Mark Schwed – Weil, Gotshal & Manges; Rami Sherman – Weil, Gotshal & Manges; Caleb Small – Weil, Gotshal & Manges; Theodora Tavridou – Weil, Gotshal & Manges;

Law Firms: Weil, Gotshal & Manges;

Clients: Aterian Investment Partners;