Ropes & Gray Represents Kohlberg & Company in its Acquisition of Sara Lee Frozen Bakery and Van’s
Ropes & Gray represented Kohlberg & Company, a leading private equity firm, in its acquisition of Sara Lee Frozen Bakery and Van’s businesses from Tyson Foods, Inc. The sale includes the Chef Pierre, Bistro Collection and Van’s brands, and a license to use the Sara Lee brand in certain channels. The transaction was announced on June 1.
Tyson Foods Inc. is one of the world’s largest food companies. The company has a broad portfolio of products and brands like Tyson, Jimmy Dean, Hillshire Farm, Ball Park, Wright, Aidells, ibp and State Fair.
The Ropes & Gray LLP team was led by private equity partner Christopher Rile, private equity counsel Christopher Parsons, labor & employment partner Megan Bisk, benefits partner Jennifer Rikoski, tax partner Pamela Glazier, finance partner Steven Rutkovsky, real estate partners Peter Alpert and Daniel Stanco and life sciences partner Albert Cacozza.