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Client: Food Producer and National Manufacturer
Briggs and Morgan Attorneys Represent Midwest’s Leading Provider of Premium Quality Chicken in Sale to Largest Family-Owned Pork Production Company in North America

On December 16, 2013, GNP Company closed on the sale of its business to The Maschhoffs, LLC. GNP Company is the Midwest’s premier branded chicken company operating under the labels Gold’n Plump®, Just BARE® and Sunny Roost®.

Drawing from its resources across numerous practice areas, including M&A, corporate law and governance, food and regulatory, intellectual property, employee benefits and ESOP, real estate, environmental, employment, and tax, Briggs coordinated and handled all aspects of the transaction. The firm advised GNP Company executives through the initial stage of preparing the company for sale, coordinated with GNP Company’s investment banker to locate prospective acquirers and manage the auction process, facilitated due diligence and management presentations, coordinated with GNP Company’s ESOP trustee, and negotiated numerous non-disclosure agreements, letters of intent and, ultimately, the definitive merger agreement and related ancillary documents required to bring the transaction to a successful closing with The Maschhoffs, LLC.