Squire Sanders Receives Global M&A Network’s Americas M&A Atlas Award - Food and Beverage Deal of the Year

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    Global legal practice Squire, Sanders & Dempsey received top honors October 25 at the annual Americas M&A Atlas Awards sponsored by Global M&A Network.

    Squire Sanders received the award based on counsel provided leading Canadian fruit juice and drink manufacturer Lassonde Industries Inc. regarding its US$390 million acquisition of New Jersey-based Clement Pappas & Co., Inc. The transaction created a new major North American fruit juice and drink manufacturer.

    “We were honored to represent Lassonde Industries in its financing and acquisition of New Jersey-based juice manufacturer Clement Pappas,” said Squire Sanders corporate partner Laura D. Nemeth, who led the cross-practice team of lawyers advising Lassonde Industries.

    “We congratulate both Lassonde Industries and Clement Pappas on this milestone transaction that has created a leader in the North American juice and beverage manufacturing market,” Nemeth said.

    Lassonde is one of Canada’s leading manufacturers and marketers of fruit juices and drinks. Clement Pappas is a major producer of store brand ready to drink fruit juices and drinks and a major producer of cranberry juices, drinks and sauces.

    The Americas M&A Atlas Awards sponsored by Global M&A Network honors top mid-market deals in North and South America. Transactions are selected based on nomination and evaluation of deal performance.

    About Squire Sanders –Squire, Sanders & Dempsey has lawyers in 36 offices and 17 countries around the world. With one of the strongest integrated global platforms and our longstanding "one-firm firm" philosophy, Squire Sanders provides seamless legal counsel worldwide.

    Squire, Sanders & Dempsey refers to an international legal practice which operates worldwide through a number of separate legal entities. Please visit www.squiresanders.com for more information.


    Drez Jennings
    Senior Media Relations and Communications Manager, US
    Squire, Sanders & Dempsey

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