11 July 2023 Press releases

Malting: GvW advises Canadian agri-food company on acquisition

GvW Graf von Westphalen advised – under the lead of English partner law firm Mills & Reeve – Richardson Malting (UK), which is a subsidiary of Richardson International, on its acquisition of the entire share capital of Anglia Maltings’ parent company, Ragleth Limited, in a strategic move to gain a foothold in the malting industry. Anglia Maltings 360 employees will transfer to Richardson's wider group of companies across Canada, the US and Europe.

Anglia Maltings has a diverse portfolio of businesses including Crisp Malt, Micronized Food Products (MFP), and EDME Food Ingredients. The company operates seven malt facilities in the UK, Poland and Germany.

Richardson International processes and refines Canadian grown oil seeds into quality oils and manufacturers oil-based ingredients for the retail, food service and industrial sectors. The company is also actively involved in processing oats and durum into a variety of value-added food products.

Under the lead of Dusseldorf Partner Dr Malte J. Hiort (M&A) Richardson International was advised on all German aspects of law by a cross-offices team consisting of Laura Wemper (M&A), Christian Kusulis (Antitrust), Dr Arne Schmidt (Tax), Marius Bodenstedt (Employment), Carsten Beisheim (Compliance), Dr Magnus Dorweiler, Katharina Lanio (Real Estate), Dr Sigrid Wienhues, Mareile Dedekind (Environmental Law), Toralf Baumann (Energy) and Sven-Erik Holm (IT).

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