White & Case Advises Silver Point Finance on Whole Earth Brands, Inc. Buyout Debt Financing

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Global law firm White & Case LLP has advised Silver Point Finance as a lead arranger and lender on a US$375 million senior secured term loan facility to be provided to Sweet Oak to finance the acquisition of Whole Earth Brands, Inc.

Under the proposed transaction, Sweet Oak will acquire all outstanding shares of Whole Earth Brands at US$4.875 per share. The transaction is expected to close in the second quarter of 2024.

Sweet Oak, formerly Ozark Holdings LLC, also owns fire-building product supplier Royal Oak Enterprises.
Based in Chicago, Illinois, Whole Earth Brands provides a variety of sweeteners and flavor enhancers through brands such as Pure Via and Equal.

The White & Case Debt Finance team was led by partners David Ridley (New York), Eric Klar (Miami) and Vincenzo Lucibello (Boston), and included counsel Abby Boxer (New York), and associates Ian Hua, Ben Ludewig (both in New York) and Marquis Cardwell (Los Angeles).

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