Press Release

Morgan Lewis Advises Friendly’s Ice Cream in the Acquisition of its Retail and Manufacturing Business by Dean Foods Company

May 10, 2016

PHILADELPHIA, May 10, 2016: Morgan Lewis represented leading ice cream-centric restaurant chain Friendly’s Ice Cream, LLC in the acquisition of its Retail and Manufacturing Business by Dean Foods Company. The transaction is expected to close in the second quarter of 2016.

Partners Kevin Shmelzer and David Gerson led the Morgan Lewis team advising Friendly’s on the transaction. Support was provided by partners John Ferreira, Kenneth Kail, Anita Polott, Harry Robins, and Donald Shelkey. Associates Greta Burkholder, Matthew Chapman, Jyoti Kuvelker, Daniel Marks, Matthew McNamara, Gene Park, Matthew Schernecke, Nathan Tylwalk, and Richard Umbrecht contributed to the team’s efforts.