Cinven’s Acquisition of Partner in Pet Food


Kirkland & Ellis International LLP is advising Pamplona Capital Management on the sale of Partner in Pet Food (‘PPF’), a market-leading European pet food company headquartered in Hungary, to Cinven.

Headquartered in Hungary, PPF has 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. Its product range covers the main categories of dog and cat food including wet and dry food including single serve products. Established in 1999, the company employs more than 1,400 people and produces more than 450,000 tons of pet food per annum, distributed across 38 countries in Europe.

Pamplona partnered with PPF in April 2015 and invested in the business to support its organic growth.

Kirkland & Ellis advised Pamplona Capital Management with a team including David Higgins (Picture), Gavin Gordon and Andrej Wolf.

Involved fees earner: David Higgins – Kirkland & Ellis; Gavin Gordon – Kirkland & Ellis; Andrej Wolf – Kirkland & Ellis;

Law Firms: Kirkland & Ellis;

Clients: Pamplona Capital Management;

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