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Consortium to complete $1b acquisition of pet food business

Consortium to complete $1b acquisition of pet food business

Two firms have advised in a billion-dollar acquisition of the Real Pet Food Company.

Firms: Ashurst (Hosen Capital, New Hope Group and Temasek); Gilbert + Tobin (Quadrant Private Equity)

Deal: A consortium has been advised in the acquisition of the Real Pet Food Company from Quadrant Private Equity and other minority shareholders.

Value: $1 billion

Area: M&A, private equity

Key players: The Ashurst legal team was led by corporate partner Mark Stanbridge and banking and finance partner Shawn Wytenburg.

The pair were assisted by employment partner Jennie Mansfield, tax partners Vivian Chang and Barbara Phair, environment and planning partner Rebecca Dixon, property partner Andrew Deane and IP partner Lisa Ritson.

The team was also assisted by Ashurst Singapore-based corporate partner Simon Brown.

Deal significance: The consortium comprised of Hosen Capital, New Hope Group and Temasek.

Hosen Capital is a private equity firm based in Beijing, New Hope Group is China’s largest private agribusiness enterprise and Temasek is a Singapore investment company.

The acquisition of the Real Pet Food Company from Quadrant Private Equity and other minority shareholders is subject to foreign investment approval.

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