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Mayer Brown advises sellers on sale of Franklin Foods to Hochland SE

18 January 2017
Mayer Brown announced today that it represented Franklin Foods Holdings, Inc. and its sister companies in their sale to Hochland SE. Franklin Foods is a leading cream cheese company and Hochland is a privately-held Bavaria, Germany-based cheese company. Mr. Jonathan Gutknecht, current president and CEO of Franklin Foods, will continue to lead Franklin.

The Mayer Brown team was led by New York-based Corporate & Securities partner Philip Brandes and included lawyers from the firm’s Antitrust & Competition, Corporate & Securities, Employment & Benefits, Employment & ERISA Litigation, Environmental and Tax Transactions & Consulting practices in Chicago, New York and Washington DC.
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