Baker McKenzie represented Chr. Hansen Holding A/S, a global bioscience company that develops natural ingredient solutions for the food, nutritional, pharmaceutical and agricultural industries in its agreement to acquire 100% of Wisconsin-based UAS Laboratories LLC, a B2B company specializing in clinically documented probiotics.

UAS Labs is being acquired from the private equity fund Lakeview Equity Partners, management team and other shareholders.

Olivia Tyrrell led the transaction team along with Thomas Hughes, Elizabeth Roque, Luis Vargas, Injune Park, Creighton Macy, Daniel Graulich, Adam Aft, Gary Hunt, Jessica Greenwald, Brian Zurawski, Sarah Swain, John Watson, Jessica Wicha, Andrew Boling, Goli Rahimi, Jenna Neumann, Michael Poland, Nicholas Paul, Khelin Aiken, Lyndon Allin, Alison Stafford Powell, Lise Test, Jon Ebner, Michael Lehrman, Nasri Ashkar and Kai Kramer.

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About CHR Hansen

Chr. Hansen is a leading, global bioscience company that develops natural ingredient solutions for the food, nutritional, pharmaceutical and agricultural industries. The company develops and produces cultures, enzymes, probiotics and natural colors for a rich variety of foods, confectionery, beverages, dietary supplements and even animal feed and plant protection. Its product innovation is based on around 40,000 microbial strains – referred to as ‘good bacteria’. Their solutions enable food manufacturers to produce more with less – while also reducing the use of chemicals and other synthetic additives – which make their products highly relevant in today’s world. Sustainability is an integral part of Chr. Hansen’s vision to improve food and health. In 2019 Chr. Hansen was ranked as the world’s most sustainable company by Corporate The company has been delivering value to partners – and, ultimately, end consumers worldwide – for over 140 years.

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