Consumer

We advised Bia Coffee Investments, a Spanish coffee-focused company, on the acquisition... Read more

We advised Bia Coffee Investments, a Spanish coffee-focused company, on the acquisition of Garcomex, a coffee and tea business based in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon.

The transaction represents a milestone in Latin American investment in Mexico, as Bia Coffee continues to consolidate its presence in the Mexican market, and positions Bia Coffee as a strategic participant in the coffee sector. Mexico also represents a gateway for Bia Coffee to international markets given Mexico’s free trade agreements.

Our Mexcio City M&A team and our Monterrey tax team led the transaction.

We advised Dash Brands Ltd, the BVI-based master franchisee of Domino’s Pizza, Inc. in China... Read more

We advised Dash Brands Ltd, the BVI-based master franchisee of Domino’s Pizza, Inc. in China, on the acquisition by Domino’s Pizza of a noncontrolling stake in Dash Brands Ltd by way of the subscription of new shares.

The investment by Domino’s Pizza strengthens Dash’s plans to pursue brand development, growth, and further expansion across China.

A team of lawyers in our Beijing office led the transaction, with support from our Hong Kong and Shanghai offices and our employment, finance, and international trade practices.

We advised Ingredion Incorporated, a leading global ingredient solutions provider... Read more

We advised Ingredion Incorporated, a leading global ingredient solutions provider, on its £186 million public takeover of PureCircle Limited, a London-listed producer of stevia sweeteners and flavors.

The acquisition advances Ingredion’s specialties strategy for sugar reduction and will support future sales growth.

Our London and Washington, D.C. offices led the transaction, supported by our antitrust, employee benefits, employment, intellectual property, pensions, and real estate practices.

We advised the special committee of Jumei International Holding Limited, a China-based... Read more

We advised the special committee of Jumei International Holding Limited, a China-based fashion and lifestyle solutions provider, on its approximately US$230 million take-private transaction.

This is the first U.S. public M&A transaction in recent years that involved a U.S.-listed Chinese company and utilized a two-step merger structure.

Lawyers in our Hong Kong office led the transaction, with support from our Beijing, New York, and Silicon Valley offices and antitrust, securities litigation, and tax practices.

Consumer

“Experienced advising on manufacturing, distribution, warehousing, and supply arrangements.”

Chambers UK, 2021

650+

Consumer lawyers

Band 1

Food and Beverages:
Regulatory and Litigation
Chambers UK and USA, 2021

Sector performance

M&A activity in the consumer sector was significantly impacted at the start of 2020 by COVID-19 pandemic-related restrictions and the accompanying market slowdown. The resilience of the sector was on display during the latter part of 2020, however, as well-positioned strategic buyers were able to take advantage of their strong balance sheets and reduced equity valuations to execute acquisitions aimed at responding to rapidly changing consumer demands.

While M&A trends for the sector varied geographically, consumer companies around the world often turned to M&A as a tool to respond to the pandemic – focusing on targets that would allow the acquiror to diversify itssupply chain, digitize its customer interface, and broaden product offerings.

Hogan Lovells activities

In 2020, our Consumer industry sector produced a number of real time updates on COVID-19 to help clients navigate the rapidly changing governmental, legal, and regulatory landscape of the pandemic.

Our team launched an Environmental, Social, and Governance Guide which looks at business integrity and sustainability issues consumer companies must consider. Our Fashion & Luxury team contributed to the publication of Getting the Deal Through: Luxury & Fashion 2020, which reviews the laws, regulations, and common procedures governing the sector across a range of international jurisdictions.

Diversity and Inclusion

Diversity
and Inclusion

Pro Bono

Pro Bono

Our new Corporate & Finance partners and counsel

Our new
Corporate & Finance
partners and counsel

Our M&A  publications

Our M&A
publications

Technical excellence

Technical excellence

Executing transactions effectively

Industry knowledge

Industry knowledge

Understanding issues
in regulated industries

Global reach

Global reach

Worldwide reach,
local experience

Full-service capabilities

Full-service capabilities

Subject matter
knowledge

M&A Year in Review | 2020

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