Warburg Pincus’ Investment in GA Foods


Cleary Gottlieb represented Warburg Pincus in the transaction.

Warburg Pincus executed a strategic growth investment in St. Petersburg, FL-based GA Foods, a leading provider of nutritional meals serving healthcare and senior customers. The growth investment will support GA Foods’ future strategic initiatives including continued investments in the healthcare sector and scaling the company’s manufacturing and logistics footprint.

Founded in 1973, GA Foods is a specialized maker of highly specified meals serving the unique needs of healthcare members, seniors, children, the military, and for disaster relief efforts. The Company’s services include meal design, food preparation & packaging, distribution, and integration with payor & provider systems for both home-delivered and congregate customers. These meals often contribute to these populations avoiding costly nursing home stays and hospital readmissions.

Warburg Pincus is a global private equity firm focused on growth investing, with a 50+ year record of building world-class businesses across the globe.

The Cleary M&A team included partners David Leinwand (Picture), Glenn McGrory, and Aaron Meyers and associates Charlie Allen, Jamal Lama, Claire Schupmann, Calvin Ketchum and Tim Saviola. Partner Michael Albano and associates Stephanie Edel and Jina Davidovich provided executive compensation advice. Partner Corey Goodman and associates Rachel Austin Shapiro and Karl Heiland advised on tax issues. Partner Meme Peponis, senior attorney Victor Chiu, and associates Renata Stepanov, Lucas Hildebrand, Elise Toscano and Emerson Lovell advised on financing matters. Partner Daniel Ilan and associate Brendan Cohen advised on intellectual property matters. Partner Joseph Lanzkron, senior attorney Joshua Panas, and associates Richard Goldring and Natasha Newman provided real estate advice. Counsels Richard Bidstrup and Beau Sterling, and associate Madison Bush advised on environmental matters. Partner Jeremy Calsyn, counsel Steven Kaiser, and associate Elise Lane advised on antitrust matters. Senior attorney Jim Corsiglia provided advice on anticorruption matters.

Involved fees earner: Michael Albano – Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton; Charles Allen – Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton; Rachel Austin Shapiro – Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton; Richard Bidstrup – Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton; Madison Bush – Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton; Jeremy Calsyn – Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton; Victor Chiu – Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton; Brendan Cohen – Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton; James Corsiglia – Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton; Jina Davidovich – Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton; Stephanie Edel – Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton; Richard Goldring – Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton; Corey Goodman – Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton; Karl Heiland – Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton; Lucas Hildebrand – Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton; Daniel Ilan – Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton; Steven Kaiser – Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton; Calvin Ketchum – Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton; Jamal Lama – Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton; Elise Lane – Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton; Joseph Lanzkron – Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton; David Leinwand – Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton; Emerson Lovell – Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton; Glenn McGrory – Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton; Aaron Meyers – Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton; Natasha Newman – Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton; Joshua Panas – Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton; Meme Peponis – Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton; Timothy Saviola – Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton; Claire Schupmann – Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton; Renata Stepanov – Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton; Beau Sterling – Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton; Elise Toscano – Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton;

Law Firms: Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton;

Clients: Warburg Pincus;

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Author: Ambrogio Visconti