Winston, Stikeman Rep TreeHouse In $180M Drink Co. Buy

Law360, New York (August 8, 2013, 12:24 PM EDT) -- TreeHouse Foods Inc. said Thursday it will buy Canadian powdered drink company Associated Brands GP Corp. for CA$187 million ($180.5 million) from private equity firm TorQuest Partners LLC, tapping into specialty tea products to complement its growing single-serve coffee business.

The companies touted the deal as a boost in TreeHouse's position in the private label market, adding a company focused on dry packaged food products, such as flavored drink mixes and specialty teas. TreeHouse expects that the acquisition will bring 2013 sales to $2.5 billion, and...
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