CMS has advised Cinven-controlled Partner in Pet Food on the acquisition of pet food businesses G-Mart and Zaklad Przetworstwa Rolniczego from Polish entrepreneur Grzegorz Werblinski.
Closing is expected in the coming months, pending regulatory approval.
According to CMS, the Werblinski pet food business, established in 2004 in Kalisz, Poland, has a “long history of producing high-quality dog and cat food for Polish and international customers, including supermarkets and specialty pet food retailers.”
PPF is a European pet food producer and, since 2018, a portfolio company of the Sixth Cinven Fund. Earlier this year, CMS advised Partner in Pet Food on its acquisition of Mispol (as reported by CEE Legal Matters on August 6, 2021).
CMS’s team included Partners Graham Conlon, Mateusz Stepien, Lidia Dziurzynska-Leipert, Malgorzata Urbanska, and Katarzyna Dulewicz, Counsel Piotr Nowicki, Senior Associates Antoni Wandzilak, Jagoda Guzik, Monika Szczotkowska, Krzysztof Sikora, Maciej Olejnik, Wojciech Szopinski, Damian Karwala, and Mariusz Minkiewicz, Associates Mateusz Rojek, Bartlomiej Baranski, and Maciej Brezden, and Lawyers Jakub Rykowski, Magdalena Mentrak, Agata Wladzinska, Aleksandra Rudnicka, Katarzyna Gurgul, Andrzej Teodorowicz, Tomasz Piotrowski, Aleksandra Gajzlerska, Grazyna Weyna, Anna Wilkosz, and Magdalena Wlodarczyk.
CMS did not reply to our inquiry on the matter.