Simply Good Foods Company’s $1 Billion Acquisition of Quest Nutrition

Kirkland & Ellis advised The Simply Good Foods Company on its acquisition of Quest Nutrition, LLC, for $1.0 billion in cash.

The Simply Good Foods Company is a developer, marketer and seller of branded nutritional foods and snacking products and Quest Nutrition is a healthy lifestyle food company.

Centerview Partners and Goldman Sachs advised Simply Good Foods on the transaction, with Kirkland & Ellis serving as its legal counsel.

Quest Nutrition used J.P. Morgan Securities as exclusive financial adviser and Winston & Strawn provided legal advice.

The Kirkland team included corporate partners Michael Movsovich (Picture), Joshua Zachariah, and Adi Herman; debt finance partner Christopher Butler; capital markets partner Christian Nagler; and tax partner David Grenker.

The Winston team included Neely Agin, Josh Birenbaum, Eva Davis, Masae Ellis, Laura Franco, Don Goff, Rob Heller, Eleni Kouimelis, Luke McFarland, Sharon Mori, Cab Morris, Monique Ngo-Bonnici, Jennifer Parry, Nyron Persaud, Phil Ratner, Saul Rostamian, Alessandra Swanson, Rachel Totten, Becky Troutman, and Matt Walker.

Involved fees earner: Christopher Butler – Kirkland & Ellis; David Grenker – Kirkland & Ellis; Adi Herman – Kirkland & Ellis; Michael Movsovich – Kirkland & Ellis; Christian Nagler – Kirkland & Ellis; Joshua Zachariah – Kirkland & Ellis; Neely Beth Agin – Winston & Strawn; Joshua Birenbaum – Winston & Strawn; Eva Davis – Winston & Strawn; Masae Ellis – Winston & Strawn; Laura Franco – Winston & Strawn; Don Goff – Winston & Strawn; Robert Heller – Winston & Strawn; Eleni Kouimelis – Winston & Strawn; Lucas McFarland – Winston & Strawn; Sharon Mori – Winston & Strawn; Cabell Morris – Winston & Strawn; Monique Ngo-Bonnici – Winston & Strawn; Jennifer Parry – Winston & Strawn; Nyron Persaud – Winston & Strawn; Philip Ratner – Winston & Strawn; Saul Rostamian – Winston & Strawn; Alessandra Swanson – Winston & Strawn; Rachel Totten – Winston & Strawn; Becky Troutman – Winston & Strawn; Matthew Walker – Winston & Strawn;

Law Firms: Kirkland & Ellis; Winston & Strawn;

Clients: Quest Nutrition; The Simply Good Foods Company;

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Author: Ambrogio Visconti