New York – August 29, 2005 – LAWFUEL – The Law News Network – Debevo…

New York – August 29, 2005 – LAWFUEL – The Law News Network – Debevoise & Plimpton LLP is representing Teachers’ Private Capital in its agreement to purchase the parent of Doane Pet Care Company, the largest manufacturer of private label pet food and the second largest manufacturer of dry pet food overall in the United States, for $840 million. The transaction is subject to customary terms and conditions, including regulatory approvals.

Doane Pet Care Company offers its customers a full range of pet food products for both dogs and cats, including dry, semi-moist, soft dry, wet, treats and dog biscuits. Teachers’ Private Capital is the private investment arm of the C$88 billion Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, which invests on behalf of 255,000 active and retired teachers in Ontario, Canada. With more than C$7 billion in assets, Teachers’ Private Capital is one of North America’s largest private investors. Debevoise & Plimpton LLP is a leading international law firm with offices in New York, London, Paris, Frankfurt, Washington, Moscow, Hong Kong and Shanghai.

The Debevoise team is led by partners Margaret Andrews Davenport and Kevin M. Schmidt, and includes partners Andrew N. Berg, Paul D. Brusiloff, Gary M. Friedman and David P. Mason, counsel Stuart Hammer, and associates Stefan P. Stauder, Lisa B. Gorrin, Rafael Kariyev, Sung Su Pak and Nilufer Shaikh.

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