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Ropes & Gray Advises Maple Leaf Foods Inc. in $140 million Acquisition of Lightlife

Practices: Mergers & Acquisitions, Securities & Public Companies, Tax, Executive Compensation & Employee Benefits, Intellectual Property, Life Sciences, Real Estate Investments & Transactions

Ropes & Gray, together with Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP, advised Maple Leaf Foods Inc. in its definitive agreement announced Feb. 21 to acquire Lightlife Foods, Inc. for $140 million.  Lightlife was founded in 1979 and today is a leading U.S. manufacturer and marketer in the alternative protein category. The transaction is expected to close in March and is subject to customary U.S. regulatory review.

The team advising Maple Leaf Foods has been led by mergers & acquisitions partner Jane Goldstein, tax partner David Saltzman, benefits partner Renata Ferrari, labor & employment partner Megan Bisk, real estate partner Peter Alpert, IP rights management counsel Emilia Cannella and associates Tara Fisher and Jessica Unger

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