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Post Holdings to acquire Weetabix for GBP1.4 billion

Post Holdings, a consumer packaged goods holding company, is to acquire Weetabix from Shanghai-based state owned enterprise Bright Food Group and an investment fund advised by Barings Private Equity Asia, in a deal worth GBP1.4 billion. 

Baker McKenzie acted for Post Holdings. The Baker McKenzie team is led by London corporate partner Charles Whitefoord, supported by senior associate James Adams and associate Anna Scott together with partners Bill Batchelor (Brussels) and Regine Corrado (Chicago) and associate Daniel De Deo (Washington DC). 
 
The Baker McKenzie team worked alongside Lewis Rice (Tom Zook and Alfred Ludwig) who advised Post on the US aspects of the transaction.
 
Ropes & Gray and Linklaters acted for Baring Private Equity Asia and Bright Foods. 
 
The Ropes & Gray team is led by private equity partners Will Rosen (London) and Peng Yu (Hong Kong) supported by associates Elizabeth Todd and Narsimh Singh (London) and Boxin Wang (Hong Kong) together with anti-trust partner Ruchit Patel and associate Charlotte Brunsdon.
 
The Linklaters team is led by London private equity partner Carlton Evans and Shanghai senior consultant Richard Gu, supported in London by senior associates Daniel Turgel and Richard Bore and associate Amy Barker and, in Shanghai, by senior associate Soo Jeong Hwang and associate Eric Cheng.
 
Mills & Reeve acted for the Weetabix executive management team. The Mills & Reeve team is led by corporate partner Anthony McGurk, supported by principal associates Ryan Hawley and Vanessa Walton and associate Emily Walker.

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