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Michelmores advises on sale of Italian Realfoods to Origin Brands

Michelmores has advised the shareholders of Italian Realfoods Limited on the sale of the company to New York based, Origin Brands, Inc.

Italian Realfoods was founded in 1995 by Peri Egleton and David Harrison to source products from speciality producers of real, artisanal Italian food across Italy. From its London headquarters, Italian Realfoods’ expanded into the United States of America in 2015 through a tie up with American multinational supermarket chain Wholefoods.

The Michelmores corporate team, who worked alongside Polestar Corporate Finance Limited, included senior corporate tax associate Anthony Reeves and corporate solicitors Hollie Halston and Gruff Cartwright.

Anthony Reeves commented: “It has been a pleasure to have supported Italian Realfoods in its transition into the Origin Brands group. The Michelmores’ team offer consumer goods businesses a wealth of experience and breadth of services to support fundraising and mergers and acquisitions as well as supporting intellectual property, manufacturing and supply chain arrangements, ecommerce and data protection, restructuring, dispute resolution and reputation management.  Working together in long-term relationships, we guide innovative entrepreneurs and investors from funding to exit and steer established brands through evolving regulatory landscapes.”

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