DJP REPRESENTS AMERICAN NUTRITION, INC. IN ACQUISITION 2020-03-30T15:14:48+00:00

Project Description

Durham Jones & Pinegar Shareholder, Thomas R. Taylor, and his team of DJP lawyers and support staff, represented Ogden, Utah-based American Nutrition, Inc. (“ANI”) in its sale to and acquisition by C.J. Foods, Inc. (“CJF”).  ANI is a leading manufacturer and supplier of super-premium dry, canned and baked pet food products and pet treats.  Founded in 1972, ANI is one of the nation’s largest manufacturers of super-premium pet food products, with a manufacturing facilities throughout the United States.  ANI has a reputation of manufacturing excellence through its emphasis on quality and best-in-class Safe Quality Food (SQF) certified production facilities.  CJF is a Bern, Kansas-based custom manufacturer of specialty dry pet food for leading U.S. super-premium brands.  The transaction will create the largest independent manufacturer of super-premium pet food in the country and will enable the combined company to offer a full portfolio of pet food products and pet treats with national and international distribution.  CJF is a portfolio company of J.H. Whitney Capital Partners, a Connecticut-based private equity firm.   The transaction closed on March 16, 2020. Terms of the transaction are confidential.

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Thomas R. Taylor | Shareholder

Mergers & Acquisitions and Corporate

 

 

 

 

Mark L. Astling | Shareholder

Tax

 

 

 

 

Gregory N. Barrick | Shareholder

Trusts and Estates

 

 

 

 

Brad R. Cahoon | Shareholder

Environmental

 

 

 

 

Elisabeth Calvert | Shareholder

Corporate and Disclosure Schedules

 

 

 

 

Jonathan H. Hoagland | Shareholder

Trusts and Estates

 

 

 

 

Richard M. Hymas | Shareholder

Employment

 

 

 

 

N. Todd Leishman | Shareholder

Corporate & Corporate Governance

 

 

 

 

Brick G. Power | Shareholder

Intellectual Property

 

 

 

 

Victor A. Taylor | Shareholder

Real Estate and Leasing

 

 

 

 

John D. Walch | Shareholder

Employee Benefits and 401(k) Plan

 

 

 

 

Blake N. Behnke | Associate

Tax and Due Diligence

 

 

 

 

Michael C. Goodrich | Associate

Corporate

 

 

 

 

Timothy Hemming | Associate

Insurance/P&C Insurance

 

 

 

 

Sarah W. Matthews | Of Counsel

Trademark

 

 

 

 

Barbie Allen | Business & Finance Paralegal

Carol Nye | Secretarial and Administrative Support