2 August, 2004 Read all today’s legal news, law, law firm news & …

2 August, 2004 Read all today’s legal news, law, law firm news & legal research at LAWFUELAllen & Overy is advising United Biscuits (“UB”), a leading European manufacturer of biscuits and snacks, on its multi-million euro purchase of Jacobs’ Biscuit Group, the UK and Ireland biscuit businesses of Danone.

The deal is subject to the approval of the UK and Irish competition authorities. UB, the maker of McVitie’s and Jaffa Cakes, will add Jacobs’ Cream Crackers, Twiglets and Thai Bites to its existing portfolio of brands.

Commenting on the deal, corporate partner Susan Howard said: “We are delighted to continue our long relationship with UB by advising on this important addition to its existing businesses.”

Corporate partners Susan Howard and Ian Elder are leading the team, assisted by senior corporate associate Gordon Milne and corporate associates Andy Blacoe, George Dunnett and Clare Carlisle. Also assisting are Jim Ford (IP/IT), Tim Carter (IP/IT), Miles Perryman (tax), Claire Toland (pensions), Julia Gorham (employment), Justin Pavry (environment) and Chris Woolf (real estate). Also involved are partners Colin Pearson (IP/IT), David Lewis (tax), Mervyn Parry (pensions), Stefan Martin (employment), Owen Lomas (environment) and Adam Cleal (real estate).

Stamford Partners and Deutsche Bank are acting as financial advisers to UB.
For further information, please contact Jo Shepherd ([email protected]) in London on +44 (0) 20 7330 2915 or on +44 (0)7771 896 290.

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