Bain Capital’s Acquisition of Valeo Foods

Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP and Havel & Partners advised CapVest Partners LLP on the deal.

Bain Capital signed an agreement with CapVest Partners for the acquisition of its  portfolio company Valeo Foods.

Headquartered in Dublin, Valeo Foods Group is a leading international food manufacturing business that includes iconic food brands Rowse, Jacobs, Kettle, Barratt and Balconi. As a fast-growing consolidator in the food sector, the Pan European food business has expanded rapidly and grown annual net sales to approximately €1.1 billion for the 12 months through to March 2021, from less than €200 million in 2010. Founded in 2010, today Valeo serves 106 markets globally, produces more than 400,000 tonnes annually across its 24 manufacturing facilities, and employs more than 4,000 people.

Bain Capital is one of the world’s leading private multi-asset alternative investment firms with approximately $130 billion in assets under management.

The Willkie team advising CapVest Partners was led by London partners David Arnold (Picture) and Andrew Gray and also included partners Henrietta de Salis and Rahul Saha; and associates Autri Saha and Kristine Tabor.

Havel & Partners’ team consisted Partner Jan Koval and Counsel Petr Dohnal.

Involved fees earner: Petr Dohnal – Havel, Holásek & Partners s.r.o.; Jan Koval – Havel, Holásek & Partners s.r.o.; David Arnold – Willkie Farr & Gallagher; Henrietta de Salis – Willkie Farr & Gallagher; Andrew Gray – Willkie Farr & Gallagher; Autri Saha – Willkie Farr & Gallagher; Rahul Saha – Willkie Farr & Gallagher; Kristine Tabor – Willkie Farr & Gallagher;

Law Firms: Havel, Holásek & Partners s.r.o.; Willkie Farr & Gallagher;

Clients: CapVest;

Author: Federica Tiefenthaler