NEW YORK – August 5, 2019 – Working together from at least six offices and as many different practices, a team at global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP represented Centre Partners, a middle market private equity firm, in its sale of Stonewall Kitchen, a leading manufacturer of premium branded specialty food and gift products.
Centre Partners, founded in 1986, has offices in New York and Los Angeles. It is known to focus on making control investments in North American based businesses, predominantly in the consumer and healthcare industries. Founded in 1991, Stonewall Kitchen, according to its website, has more than 6,000 wholesale accounts nationwide and internationally. It also reports an online direct-to-consumer business; a flagship campus in York, Maine, featuring a company store, café, and cooking school; and nine retail stores located throughout New England.
The Greenberg Traurig team that represented Centre Partners was led by New York Corporate Shareholder Ejim Peter Achi. He was assisted by Shareholders Sean W. Bezark (Chicago, Environmental), Chang Won Choi (Northern Virginia, Tax), David M. Greenberg (New York, Intellectual Property & Technology), Richard C. Kim (New York, Corporate), Mindy B. Leathe (Miami, Benefits & Compensation), Jim Mace (Las Vegas, Real Estate), Stephen M. Pepper (New York, Antitrust), Paul B. Ranis (Fort Lauderdale, Labor & Employment), Leanne Reagan (Miami, Benefits & Compensation), and Hal S. Shaftel (New York, Litigation).
Additional team members included Associates Sandy Chiu (Miami, Intellectual Property & Technology), David Hong (New York, Corporate), Evan R. Kirsch (New Jersey, Corporate), Alexander M. Mandel (New York, Corporate), Haley M. Ratner (New York, Corporate), Paul G. Yakulis (New York, Corporate), and Jeongseok Jay Yu (New York, Corporate).
About Greenberg Traurig’s Corporate Practice: Greenberg Traurig’s Corporate Practice comprises more than 450 lawyers in the United States, Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Latin America who regularly advise public and privately held companies, entrepreneurs and investment funds on global mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructurings, private equity and venture capital, underwritten and syndicated offerings, commercial finance and syndicated lending, cross-border transactions, and general corporate matters. The group’s industry experience includes transactions in a wide range of fields, from the pharmaceutical, medical devices, and life sciences fields, to representations involving clients in the aviation, banking, consumer products, energy, food and beverage, health care, manufacturing, media, technology, and telecommunications sectors.
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