Leading global law firm Baker McKenzie is advising PureCircle Limited, a Bermuda based company listed on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange, to Ingredion, Inc., a New York Stock Exchange listed company. The deal, announced today, will be subject to a number of closing conditions.

PureCircle is the world's leading producer and innovators of stevia sweeteners with operations across the US, Africa, Malaysia and China, and employing over 1,000 people globally. 

The deal involves a number of jurisdictions, including London, Kuala Lumpur and New York, and cross-practice advice, including on the corporate, employment, disputes, regulatory and antitrust aspects of the transaction. 

The Baker McKenzie team is led from London by Corporate Partner Nicholas O'Donnell, supported by Senior Associate Kiki Tienstra, Associate Luke Hackett, and Trainee Solicitors Clementine Metcalfe and Chloe Potter, and working alongside with: Jeremy Edwards (Partner), Gill Murdoch (Senior Associate) and Victoria Kirsch (Associate) on the share plan aspects; Matt Smith (Partner), Nick Cusack (Senior Associate) and Sonali Maulik (Associate) on the banking side; Jo Ludlam (Partner), Philip Annett (Partner) and Pete Chapman (Senior Associate) on regulatory aspects and Alex Stratakis (Of Counsel) and Meera Rolaz (Associate), with John Fedele (Partner based in Washington DC), on antitrust. Further support also from Malaysia with a team led by Partner Munir Abdul Aziz.

Baker McKenzie is a transactional powerhouse with over 2,500 deal lawyers and expertise in over 46 countries. We do more cross-border transactions than any other law firm in the world, and are ranked #1 in cross-border deals over the past decade. We are global and local, combining money market sophistication with local excellence. The Firm assists clients through all stages of a transaction, from preparing the business for sale or performing due diligence, to negotiating the purchase agreement, coordinating the closing across multiple jurisdictions, and integrating the operations of the resulting business.
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