Sealing The Deal: Faegre Clinches $700M Skippy Buy

Law360, New York (February 26, 2013, 5:22 PM EST) -- When food giant Hormel Foods Corp. wanted to purchase the famed Skippy peanut butter brand from Unilever U.S. Inc. last month in an expedited, $700 million cross-border transaction, Faegre Baker Daniels' food and agriculture industry attorneys canceled their holiday plans.

The late-December timing of the deal wasn’t ideal for Faegre partners George D. Martin and Ryan R. Miske, who served as the principal attorneys for Hormel. Both had blocked out time off for the winter holidays and the firm’s M&A team had been working day and...
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