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Ropes & Gray Represents Bain Capital Private Equity in its Acquisition of Dessert Holdings

Practices: Private Equity, Finance, Tax, Life Sciences, Real Estate Investments & Transactions

Ropes & Gray represented Bain Capital Private Equity in its acquisition of Dessert Holdings, North America’s leading premium dessert company, from Gryphon Investors. Terms of the transaction, which was announced on April 26, were not disclosed. The press release is here.

Based in St. Paul, Minnesota, Dessert Holdings is an umbrella organization of three premium dessert companies and brands: The Original Cakerie, Lawler’s Desserts and Atlanta Cheesecake Company. Bain Capital invests across asset classes including credit, public equity, venture capital and real estate, managing approximately $130 billion in total assets. Bain Capital has 22 offices on four continents.

Faskens, led by Neil Kravitz and Antonella Penta, assisted on Canadian aspects of the transaction and, along with the Ropes & Gray team below, helped land a sweet result for Bain Capital.

The Ropes & Gray team that advised Bain Capital Private Equity was led by private equity partners Charlie Boer, Elizabeth Gallucci and Will Shields, and included debt finance partner Byung Choi and debt finance associate Scott Rolnik, tax partner Pamela Glazier, life sciences, regulatory and compliance partner Kellie Combs and real estate partners Peter Alpert and Rich Gordet.

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