Bain Capital’s $250 Million Growth Investment in Cuisine Solutions

Kirkland & Ellis advised Bain Capital, while McDermott Will & Emery represented Cuisine Solutions Inc. in the transaction.

Bain Capital announced its $250 million investment in Cuisine Solutions Inc., the global leader and pioneer in sous vide premium foods. The minority investment will further establish Cuisine Solutions’ authority in the sous vide category, provide additional resources to support accelerated product innovation, and expand its business domestically and internationally as well as the company’s global manufacturing footprint beyond the United States, France, and Thailand. The transaction is expected to close during the second quarter of 2022 and is subject to customary closing conditions.

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Headquartered in Sterling, Virginia, Cuisine Solutions is the largest sous vide company in the world and a leading culinary innovation partner, with locations in North America, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. Recognized by the world’s top chefs and kitchens, the company is the production and thought leader on the innovative slow-cooking technique that it pioneered, perfected, and popularized.

The Kirkland team was led by corporate partners Adam Phillips (Picture) and Jonathan Manor and associates Katya Boyko, Jordan Franks and Phil Fox, tax partner Mike Carew and associate Christine Lehman, capital markets partner Tim Cruickshank, environmental, health and safety partner Michael Saretsky and associate Sam Dykstra, executive compensation partner Kate Vera and associates Karsten Busby and Tom Kotlowski, employee benefits partner Alexandra Mihalas and associate Caitlin Bernice Pyrce, labor & employment partners R.D. Kohut and Madeline Klebanov and associate Mallory McKenzie, technology & IP transactions partner Vladimir Khodosh and associate Seth Pritchard, real estate partners John Goldman and Zeina Kazour and associate Christina Wa, antitrust partners Carla Hine, Paula Riedel and Athina Van Melkebeke and associates Samantha Jones and Ankita Gulati, and paralegal Asad Salahuddin.

The cross-border McDermott team was led by Antoine Vergnat and Todd Finger and included Michael Hacker, Heidi Steele, Graciany Miranda, Yuxin Jin, Myia Williams and Marina Leary.

Involved fees earner: Katya Boyko – Kirkland & Ellis; Karsten Busby – Kirkland & Ellis; Mike Carew – Kirkland & Ellis; Tim Cruickshank – Kirkland & Ellis; Sam Dykstra – Kirkland & Ellis; Phil Fox – Kirkland & Ellis; Jordan Franks – Kirkland & Ellis; John Thomas Goldman – Kirkland & Ellis; Ankita Gulati – Kirkland & Ellis; Carla Hine – Kirkland & Ellis; Samantha Jones – Kirkland & Ellis; Zeina Kazour – Kirkland & Ellis; Vladimir Khodosh – Kirkland & Ellis; Madeline Klebanov – Kirkland & Ellis; R.D. Kohut – Kirkland & Ellis; Tom Kotlowski – Kirkland & Ellis; Christine Lehman – Kirkland & Ellis; Jonathan Manor – Kirkland & Ellis; Mallory McKenzie – Kirkland & Ellis; Alexandra Mihalas – Kirkland & Ellis; Adam Phillips – Kirkland & Ellis; Seth Pritchard – Kirkland & Ellis; Caitlin Pyrce – Kirkland & Ellis; Paula Riedel – Kirkland & Ellis; Michael Saretsky – Kirkland & Ellis; Athina Van Melkebeke – Kirkland & Ellis; Kate Vera – Kirkland & Ellis; Christina Wa – Kirkland & Ellis; Todd Finger – McDermott Will & Emery; Michael Hacker – McDermott Will & Emery; Yuxin Jin – McDermott Will & Emery; Marina Leary – McDermott Will & Emery; Graciany Miranda – McDermott Will & Emery; Heidi Steele – McDermott Will & Emery; Antoine Vergnat – McDermott Will & Emery; Myia Williams – McDermott Will & Emery;

Law Firms: Kirkland & Ellis; McDermott Will & Emery;

Clients: Bain Capital; Cuisine Solutions;