International law firm McDermott Will & Emery represented H.I.G. Capital, a leading global alternative investment firm with $52 billion of equity capital under management, in the sale of its portfolio company and leading specialty food distributor, importer and manufacturer, Lipari Foods, to an affiliate of Littlejohn & Co., LLC. The transaction was announced on October 31, 2022.
McDermott represented H.I.G. in its initial acquisition of Lipari Foods in January 2019 in partnership with the Lipari family and its senior management team. Through numerous strategic initiatives, investments, and synergistic add-on acquisitions, Lipari Foods achieved significant growth during H.I.G.’s ownership period, generating a strong return for its investors.
The McDermott deal team was led by Alexander Clavero and Brooks Gruemmer and included Joanna Jung-Erh Lin, Mark Bilut, Daniel Zucker, Allison Wilkerson, Greg Heltzer, Jon Dubrow, Nathan Bull, Gregg Fierman, Alex Ruiz, Alex Farr, Sarah Bro, Michelle Strowhiro, Michael Huttenlocher, David Saunders, Ty Carson, Anisa Mohanty, Taylor Berman, Nick Dilts, Fadi Mohamed, Ryan Forman, Nick Paul, Cristell Fortune, Nicole Briody, Jodi Benassi, Claire Danberg, Reese Poncia, Matt Evola, Haley Caradonna, Graham Hyman, Noah Feldman Greene, Lauren Palmer and Kate Williams.
Read H.I.G.’s press release here.
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