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Withers advises Newlat on acquisition of Heinz baby food plant

29 October 2015

International law firm Withers has advised leading Italian food producer Newlat on the acquisition of a manufacturing plant in Ozzano Taro, Italy from Heinz.

The deal includes a co-pack arrangement for Newlat to manufacture infant milks and nutrition products including Kraft Heinz owned Plasmon, Nipiol, Aproten, Dieterba, and Bi-Aglut brands, which Kraft Heinz will continue to sell. 
The deal showcases Withers' expertise in the food sector.  Withers includes many of Italy's best known food brands amongst its clients. 
The Withers team was led by Special Counsel Sharon Whitehouse, who is based in Withers' Milan office, and comprised members of Withers' Corporate and IP teams from London and Milan, including Corporate partner Ben Simpson, IP partner Kenny Mullen and associates Claire Pardo, Tom Noad and James Neal. 

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