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Freshfields advises Sonoco on $3.9 billion acquisition of Eviosys from KPS Capital Partners

Freshfields is advising Sonoco Products Company (Sonoco), a global leader in high-value sustainable packaging, on its agreement to acquire Eviosys, Europe’s leading food cans, ends and closures manufacturer, from KPS Capital Partners, LP for approximately $3.9 billion. Learn more about this transaction here.

The Freshfields team advising Sonoco is led out of New York by M&A partners Damien Zoubek, Zheng (Jonathan) Zhou, Joshua Ayal and counsel Vinita Sithapathy, and includes corporate associates Ziqian Tao, Tosin Owoka and Brayden Koslowsky. Advice relating to Eviosys’s business in Europe is being provided by partners Piers Prichard Jones and Rhys Evans, counsel Meredith Bayley, senior associate Katie Stenstrom and associate Charlotte Lewczynski. Antitrust advice is being provided by partners Justin Stewart-Teitelbaum, Alastair Chapman, Paul, van den Berg, counsel Angela Landry, senior associates Daniel Wylde and Felix Roscam Abbing, and associate Emily Abott. Partners Pamela Marcogliese and Jacqueline Marino and counsel Jeffrey Gould are advising on capital markets matters and partners Kyle Lakin and Martin Hutchings and associates Allison Caramico and Hadar Tanne are advising on the debt financing. Advice on employment and benefits-related matters is being provided by partners Lori Goodman,Dawn Heath and Alice Greenwell, senior associate Andrew Herman and associate Sonia Bennett. Advice on tax matters is being provided by partners Joe Soltis and Eelco Van Der Stok, senior associate Courtney Canning and associate Hannah Golden. Advice on European works council matters is being provided by partners Olivier Rogivue and Christel Cacioppo. Partners Jonathan Kelly and Stephanie Brown-Cripps and associate Young Park are advising on sanctions and compliance matters. Additional corporate advice is being provided by partner Igor Gerber. Advice on IP and data privacy and security issues is being provided by Partners Mena Kaplan, Chris Lyon and Brock Dahl and associate Danny Spencer. In addition, a large cross-border team of Freshfields attorneys provided support on various aspects of the transaction.

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