Acosta’s Acquisition of The CORE Group

Kirkland & Ellis advised Acosta on the deal.

Acosta, a global integrated sales and marketing services company, executed its acquisition of national foodservice sales agency The CORE Group (CORE), which closed on June 2, 2021. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Acosta is an integrated sales and marketing services provider that enables consumer packaged goods brands and retailers to win in the modern marketplace by delivering progressive solutions and exceptional service.

The CORE Group is a leading national foodservice sales agency focused on in-market execution, growth, performance and people. A contagious culture connected by proprietary technology fuels a team of happy, hungry, and humble associates.

The Kirkland team was led by transactional partners Douglas Ryder (Picture) and David Klein and associate Jack Shirley. 

Involved fees earner: David Klein – Kirkland & Ellis; Douglas Ryder – Kirkland & Ellis; Jack Shirley – Kirkland & Ellis;

Law Firms: Kirkland & Ellis;

Clients: Acosta;

Author: Martina Bellini