Global law firm Baker McKenzie has advised Vandemoortele, a leading European family-owned food group in the acquisition of Dolciaria Acquaviva SpA, a renowned Italian manufacturer of frozen Pastry, Patisserie, and Savoury specialties.

This acquisition fortifies Vandemoortele’s position as a key player in the Italian frozen bakery market and further accelerates its path for growth, in which Baker McKenzie has served as legal counsel also in other transactions. 

The cross-border Baker McKenzie team, led by Koen Vanhaerents (Brussels) and Anna Marina De Vivo (Milan) included Margherita Pasi (Milan), Pieter-Jan-Denys (Brussels), Quinten Saey (Brussels), Mario Cigno (Milan), Alice Mariani (Milan), Andrea Cicala (Milan), and Francesca Divetta (Milan).

Commenting on the transaction Koen Vanhaerents, partner in corporate finance in Brussels, said, “Vandemoortele is a leading family-owned food group in Europe. We are honoured to be part of the company's progression through this significant acquisition, and leverage the expertise of our seasoned European M&A team to successfully bring this deal over the line."

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