Ebro Foods’ $342 Million Acquisition of Tilda

DLA Piper has advised The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. on the deal.

Tilda is the premium Basmati and speciality rice business of The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAIN), a leading organic and natural products company with operations in North America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

Based in Madrid, Ebro Foods SA is a multinational food group operating in the rice, pasta and sauces sectors.

Through this acquisition, Ebro not only enhance its portfolio of global premium brands in the rice sector, but also acquires a strong foothold in the British market, where it has to date had only a token presence. In addition, Ebro believes that Tilda’s international nature will pave the way for extensive development with other Group products.

The DLA Piper London-based team was led by global co-chair of Corporate, Bob Bishop (Picture), assisted by partner Jon Kenworthy, legal director Tim Baumgartner, associate Grace Hunt, legal assistant Cameron Spittal (Corporate), associate Karen Hird and partner Ben Brown (Tax), partner Chloe Forster and associate Jamie O’Neill (IPT) and partner Sarah Smith and associate Martin Strom (Competition).

Involved fees earner: Tim Baumgartner – DLA Piper; Robert Bishop – DLA Piper; Ben Brown – DLA Piper; Chloe Forster – DLA Piper; Karen Hird – DLA Piper; Grace Hunt – DLA Piper; Jon Kenworthy – DLA Piper; Jamie O’Neill – DLA Piper; Sarah Smith – DLA Piper; Martin Strom – DLA Piper;

Law Firms: DLA Piper;

Clients: Hain Celestial Group;

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