GÖRG advises Herbstreith & Fox (H&F Group) on the acquisition of Givaudan's pectin business

Berlin, 22.10.2020

The H&F Group, a leading family-owned company specialised in pectin production based in Neuenbürg (Germany) and world market leader in apple pectin, has acquired the pectin business of Naturex from Givaudan SA (Vernier, Switzerland). With the acquisition of Givaudan's pectin business H&F Group further strengthened its position in its core markets in Europe, North America and the Middle East. Givaudan - with annual sales of more than EUR 6 billion - sold its pectin business to focus more strongly on its core business, the production of flavours and aromas.

For the cross-border transaction, GÖRG was able to rely on its Europe-wide network of independent law firms on behalf of the H&F Group and provided lead management for the transaction. Confidentiality was agreed on the details of the transaction. 


Advisors H&F-Group (lead management)

GÖRG Partnerschaft von Rechtsanwälten mbB 
Dr. Martin Nentwig, Partner, Corporate Law, Berlin
Dr. Liane Thau, Partner, Public Law, Berlin
Dr. Christian Bürger, Partner, Antitrust Law, Cologne

Advisors H&F-Group (Poland)

Wardynski Partners 
Krzysztof Libiszewski, Partner, Corporate Law, Warsaw
Michał Nowacki, Partner, Tax, Warsaw  
Piotr Wcisło, Corporate Law, Warsaw

Advisors H&F-Group (Switzerland)

Wenger Plattner  
Dr. Marc Nater, Partner, Corporate Law/Contract Law, Zurich
Fabian Aebi-Kokkinopulos,  Corporate Law/Contract Law , Basel 
Marlies Müller, Tax, Zurich

Advisors H&F-Group (France)

Cohen & Gresser  
Dr. Johannes Jonas, Partner, Corporate Law/Contract Law, Paris

Advisors Givaudan 

CMS France / Switzerland / Poland  
Benoit Gomel, Corporate Law/Contract Law, Paris (lead management) 
Anne-Flore Millet, Paris 



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