SpartanNash’s Acquisition of Martin’s Super Markets

Simpson Thacher is representing Martin’s Super Markets, Inc. in its sale to the SpartanNash Company.

Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Martin’s Super Markets is a leading family-owned and operated Midwest independent supermarket chain. Founded in 1947 and headquartered in South Bend, Indiana, Martin’s owns and operates 21 stores in Northern Indiana and Southwest Michigan with approximately 3,500 employees. SpartanNash is a Fortune 400 company whose core businesses include distributing grocery products to a diverse group of independent and chain retailers, its corporate owned retail stores and U.S. military commissaries and exchanges, as well as premier fresh produce distribution and fresh food processing.

The Simpson Thacher team includes Marni Lerner (Picture) and Erika Tang (M&A); Larry Moss and Ashlie Lawton (Executive Compensation and Employee Benefits); Rob Holo and Dmitry Zelik (Tax); Krista McManus (Real Estate); Lori Lesser (Intellectual Property); and Mike Isby (Environmental).

Involved fees earner: Robert Holo – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Michael Isby – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Ashlie Lawton – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Marni Lerner – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Lori Lesser – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Krista McManus – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Laurence Moss – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Erika Tang – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Dmitry Zelik – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett;

Law Firms: Simpson Thacher & Bartlett;

Clients: Martin’s Super Markets, Inc.;

 

Author: Ambrogio Visconti