Global law firm White & Case LLP has advised Eurazeo, one of the leading listed investment companies in Europe, on its entry into exclusive negotiations to acquire from Mondelez International more than ten iconic European chocolate and confectionery brands including Poulain, Carambar, Krema, La Pie Qui Chante and Terry’s as well as the licences of Pastilles Vichy, Rochers Suchard and Malabar.
The brands acquired by Eurazeo would form a new group. The deal also includes the transfer of five manufacturing plants in France. The transaction is due to be completed within the course of 2017 following consultation with staff representatives from Mondelez and clearances from the relevant antitrust authorities.
The White & Case team in Paris which advised on the transaction was led by partner Guillaume Vallat with support from associates Jean Paszkudzki, François Bohuon, Alexandre Giacobbi and Julien Etchegaray. Partner Alexandre Jaurett, with support from counsel Valérie Ménard, advised on labor aspects. Counsel Clara Hainsdorf, with support from associates Caroline Lyannaz and Alexis Tandeau, advised on intellectual property aspects. Partner Norbert Majerholc, with support from counsel Emmanuelle Pontnau-Faure and associate Charline Schmit, advised on tax aspects. Counsel Orion Berg, with support from associate Jérôme Schall, advised on competition aspects. Counsel Anne Petitjean advised on real estate aspects. London partner Allan Taylor advised on matters of English law.
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