United Petfood Producers NV’s Acquisition Of Effeffe Pet Food SpA

LMCR, Ergon Legal & Tax and BSVA advised on the transaction.

United Petfood, international producer of dog- and cat food, announces the acquisition of the Italian company Effeffe Petfood. Effeffe is a producer of private label petfood located in Pieve Porto Morone.

The acquisition of Effeffe fits in the strategy of United Petfood to further strengthen its position in the international market. The Italian company has more than 30 years of experience in the private label petfood industry and employs 85 people.

The takeover of the production site of Effeffe enables United Petfood to expand its business in the Italian market. The acquisition brings new growth opportunities and additional technological possibilities. The partnership also gives the group a strong base and continuity for all stakeholders.

LMCR advised United Petfood and Waterland on the deal with a team led by Massimo La Torre (Picture), assisted by Leopoldo Giannini and Emanuele Campanaro.

The seller has been assisted by Ergon Legal & Tax, with a team composed by Luca Breveglieri and Michela Catenaccio.

The lending banks have been advised by Marco Lantelme, Martina Cacciatore and Cecilia Pepe of BSVA.

Arkios acted as financial advisor to the seller.

Involved fees earner: Martina Cacciatore – BSVA; Marco Lantelme – BSVA; Cecilia Pepe – BSVA; Luca Breveglieri – Ergon Legal; Michela Catenaccio – Ergon Legal; Emanuele Campanaro – LMCR; Leopoldo Giannini – LMCR; Massimo La Torre – LMCR;

Law Firms: BSVA; Ergon Legal; LMCR;

Clients: Effeffe Pet Food SpA; ING Bank; United Petfood Producers N.V. ; Waterland Private Equity;