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Consumer Products

We represent some of the world’s best-known brands—in such areas as apparel, household products, luxury goods and beverages—as they seek to compete in changing market conditions.

Drawing on our heritage of giving strategic legal advice, we assist consumer products companies, financial institutions, private equity firms and other investors on:

  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Capital markets and financing transactions
  • Intellectual property matters and other disputes

Other transactions in the consumer products sector have included: 

Transaction Value
Smithfield Foods in its merger with Shuanghui International Holdings
$7.1  billion
Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company in debt refinancing transactions $5.65 billion 
Suntory Beverage & Food Limited in its IPO on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, the largest IPO in Asia in 2013 $3.9 billion
Hershey Company in multiple debt offerings $2.2 billion 
Administrative Agent in the second amended and restated credit agreement of Liz Claiborne $350 million
Blackstone in its investment in Versace $287 million
Underwriters in the IPO of Vince Holding Corp. $230 million

Additionally, we have counseled clients in the consumer products sector in connection with their most important litigation matters, including:

  • LG Display in a billion-dollar antitrust lawsuit filed by Sony in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
  • Duracell in several advertising disputes
  • World-class motorcycle producer in a class action suit claiming fuel tank defects


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