Noerr advises Royal Cosun on strategic partnership with Unilever
Noerr has advised Royal Cosun on the agreement of a strategic partnership between its group company Aviko Rixona and Unilever.
As part of this partnership, Aviko Rixona will take over Unilever's Pfanni-plant in Stavenhagen. At the same time, Aviko Rixona will become a long-term supplier for Unilever's potato products and snackpots. The Pfanni brand remains with Unilever. The aim is to create synergies driven by scale and technology and to manufacture best potato products. The Pfanni-plant in Stavenhagen has been producing potato products for more than 45 years and stands out for its unique technologies as well as enormous expertise.
Aviko Rixona, an Aviko company, is part of Royal Cosun, an international agro-industrial cooperative dedicated to manufacturing plant based solutions for food, feed and non food applications and green energy . Over the past 60 years, Aviko Rixona has developed into a leading producer of dehydrated potato granules and potato flakes. These products are supplied to the snack food industry, catering and retail, bakery, meat and fish industries and to producers of soups and sauces in more than 60 countries on all 5 continents.
Advisors to Royal Cosun/Rixona B.V.: Noerr LLP
Dr Jan-Philipp Meier (Corporate/M&A), Dr Felix Muhl (Commercial, joint lead, both Hamburg), Christoph Brenzinger (Real Estate, Düsseldorf), Dr. Martin Geipel (Energy, Berlin), Dr Benjamin Jahn (Employment Law, Munich), Dr Torsten Kraul (Telecommunications, Berlin), Christian Alexander Mayer (Public Law, Munich), Dr Till Steinvorth (Antitrust, Hamburg), Michael Tommaso (Tax, Berlin)
Associates: Vanessa Wüsthoff (Lead Associate, Corporate/M&A), Ines Coenen (Public Law, Munich), Dr Henrik Dornscheidt (Real Estate, Düsseldorf), Lucas Gasser (Antitrust, Berlin), Vitaliy Kaminskiy (Tax, Berlin), Nathalie Kibler (Employment Law, Hamburg), Dr Jasmin Schulzweida (Digital Business, Hamburg), Dr Ramon Sieven (Corporate/M&A, Hamburg), Henrike von dem Berge (Digital Business, Berlin), Dr Wolfgang Wittek (Employment Law, Hamburg)