Insignia’s Acquisition of Tillamook Country Smoker


Kirkland & Ellis LLP represented Insignia Capital Group on its acquisition of Tillamook Country Smoker (TCS), a third-generation, family-owned provider of branded meat snacks based in Bay City, Oregon.

Several family shareholders participated in the transaction alongside Insignia. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Tillamook Country Smoker, Inc. produces smoked meat products. The company, led by Dick Crossley offers beef steak nuggets, soft and tender style beef steaks, meat sticks, sausages, and beef jerky chews.

The Kirkland team was led by corporate partners Sanford Perl (Picture) and Robert Wilson and associates Melanie Harmon and David Birnbaum; and debt finance partner Jim Anderson and associate Mary Liz Brady.

Involved fees earner: Sanford Perl – Kirkland & Ellis; Robert Wilson – Kirkland & Ellis; Melanie Harmon – Kirkland & Ellis; David Birnbaum – Kirkland & Ellis; James Anderson – Kirkland & Ellis; Mary Liz Brady – Kirkland & Ellis;

Law Firms: Kirkland & Ellis;

Clients: Insignia Capital Group, LLC;

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Author: Ambrogio Visconti