Haynes and Boone Represents WhiteWave in $600 Million Purchase of the Earthbound Farm Organic Food Brand


DALLAS – A team of Haynes and Boone, LLP lawyers advised WhiteWave in its just-announced $600 million acquisition of the organic food brand Earthbound Farm from its existing shareholders led by Kainos Capital and founders Drew & Myra Goodman.

Dallas Partner Jan Sharry was assisted in the deal by Dallas Partner John McGowan, Dallas Associates Brandon McCoyAnthony Montague and Suzie Trigg, Houston Associate Kendall Hollrah and New York Of Counsel Sam Lichtman.

Both WhiteWave, a leading North America and Europe consumer packaged food and beverage company, and Earthbound Farm are pioneers and innovators in the organic industry and are recognized for creating the high-growth food and beverage categories in which they compete.

Earthbound Farm’s net sales for 2013 are expected to be more than $500 million, making it the largest organic produce brand in North America and the recognized leader in the value-added organic packaged salad category. The company also produces and markets an extensive line of organic fresh fruits and vegetables, frozen fruits and vegetables, and dried fruits and snacks.

WhiteWave manufactures, markets, distributes, and sells branded plant-based foods and beverages, coffee creamers and beverages, and premium dairy products throughout North America and Europe under widely-recognized, leading brands including Silk®, Horizon Organic®, International Delight®, and LAND O LAKES® website.

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