Partner in Pet Food’s Acquisition Of Mispol S.A.

CMS has advised Partner in Pet Food on the deal.

Partner in Pet Food (PPF) acquired of Mispol S.A., a Polish pet food producer. This week PPF announced that it has reached an agreement with NDX, a Lithuanian company investing in Central and Eastern Europe, to buy Mispol S.A. The transaction is expected to be completed in the coming months, subject to customary regulatory approvals.

PPF, which has been a portfolio company of the Sixth Cinven Fund since 2018, is a leading producer of pet food in Europe, and PPF’s products are available both under proprietary brands and private labels. The acquisition of Mispol S.A. will be yet another acquisition recently completed by PPF. In September 2020, PPF invested in Doggy, a leading Swedish pet food manufacturer, and in January 2021 acquired Landini Giuntini in the Italian market. 

The work of the CMS team, headed by Mateusz Stepien (Picture), partner in the Warsaw office’s Corporate/M&A practice, included providing comprehensive transaction advice to PPF as the buyer, as well as support in competition law, intellectual property, labour law, and environmental matters. The transaction team includes senior associate Antoni Wandzilak and Joanna Bialoskórska, as well as Magdalena Mentrak, Jakub Rykowski, Mateusz Mazur, lawyers from the transaction department. Labour law expertise is being provided by Maciej Andrzejewski, senior associate, supported by Aleksandra Nowakowska-Raszka and Damian Swiecioch. Aleksandra Kuznicka-Cholewa, senior associate, and Anna Szczygiel, lawyers from the IP law team, are responsible for intellectual property matters. On the real estate side, the team is supported by Miroslaw Sadowski, associate, and in environmental matters – by Wojciech Szopinski, senior associate. 

 

Involved fees earner: Maciej Andrzejewski – CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP; Aleksandra Kuznicka-Cholewa – CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP; Mateusz Mazur – CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP; Magdalena Mentrak – CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP; Jakub Rykowski – CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP; Miros?aw Sadowski – CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP; Mateusz Stepien – CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP; Wojciech Szopinski – CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP; Antoni Wandzilak – CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP; Joanna Bialoskorska – CMS Legal; Aleksandra Nowakowska – CMS Legal; Anna Szczygiel – CMS Legal;

Law Firms: CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP; CMS Legal;

Clients: Partner in Pet Food;

Author: Federica Tiefenthaler