Tom W. Zook and Alfred J. Ludwig Assist with Post Holdings’ Acquisition of Weetabix Food CompanyApril 18, 2017
Lewis Rice members Tom W. Zook and Alfred J. Ludwig assisted Post Holdings, Inc. in its acquisition of U.K. brand Weetabix Limited for approximately $1.76 billion. Weetabix is a leading U.K-based packaged food company that primarily produces ready-to-eat cereal products spanning branded and private label. Founded in 1932, Weetabix holds the number two overall position in the U.K. ready-to-eat cereal category, and has an established international presence, with operations in Africa through two joint ventures and a distribution export business to over 90 countries. Tom, Al, and the Lewis Rice team worked on the deal alongside Baker McKenzie.
Tom represents public and private company clients from across the country in varied industries, in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, securities offerings, corporate finance, general corporate law, and corporate governance. Tom has a strong financial background and the experience to handle all of his clients' sophisticated corporate and business needs.
Al represents a wide array of clients ranging from large, publicly traded companies to individuals and sole proprietorships in all aspects of business operations. His expertise includes transaction structuring, operational diligence, development and compliance, mergers and acquisitions, commercial contracts, the processes that accompany startup business planning, and the dissolution of ongoing businesses at the end of their life cycle.