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Goodmans Deals & Cases

This section contains brief summaries of selected significant cases and transactions.  You'll also find representative lists  - by year - of major transactions and cases where Goodmans' involvement is a matter of public record or where inclusion in the list has been authorized by our clients.

Simmons Pet Foods Acquires Menu Foods Limited


Areas Competition, Antitrust and Foreign Investment, Corporate and Commercial, Corporate Finance and Securities, REITs and Income Securities, Tax


Goodmans represents Menu Foods Income Fund in connection with the $239 million acquisition of Menu Foods Limited, the operating subsidiary of Menu Foods Income Fund by Simmons Pet Food, Inc., an affiliate of Simmons Foods, Inc. 

Menu Foods Limited is a leading North American private-label/contract-manufacturer of wet pet food products. Based in Arkansas, the Simmons family of companies represents a highly diversified agricultural-based organization with annual sales of over US$1 billion. Simmons' businesses include Simmons Pet Food, a manufacturer of wet and dry pet food serving customers across the United States. Simmons' businesses also include a vertically integrated chicken business that focuses on national restaurants and retail mass merchandisers as well as Simmons Feed Ingredients, a quality leader in dry feed ingredients for dairy, cattle, aquaculture and pet food manufacturers.