CMS has advised major private equity house Cinven on its acquisition of Partner in Pet Food (PPF) from Pamplona Capital Management.
PPF is a market-leading pet food manufacturer with nine manufacturing operations across Europe. PPF supplies pet food to more than 250 customers in Europe, including traditional retailers, discounters, speciality pet retailers and online specialists. Established in 1999, the company employs more than 1,400 people and produces more than 450,000 tons of pet food per annum, distributed across 38 countries in Europe.
PPF has a considerable business in the Netherlands, including two manufacturing facilities in Doetinchem and Ittervoort.
The Dutch CMS team advised on the Dutch aspects of the transaction. It was headed by Roman Tarlavski and further comprised Christian Delgado, Patrick Chung, Lisanne van der Velden, Paulus van den Bos, Fleur van Assendelft de Coningh, Barbara Veldmaat, Hein van der Meer, Jan Peter IJspeert, Anne Storm, Femke Stroucken, Larissa Verzijden, Luurt Wildeboer, Alexander IJkelenstam, Elvira Baars, Rogier de Vrey, Simon Sanders, Yasar Celebi, Ellen Gielen, Nicole Kuijer, Eduard Scheenstra, Jenny Noordermeer and Edmon Oude Elferink.