LONDON, December 9, 2016: Morgan Lewis and A&L Goodbody represented Sumitomo Corporation, a leading global trading company, in its agreement announced today for a unanimously recommended cash offer by Sumitomo pursuant to which a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sumitomo will acquire the entire issued and to be issued share capital of Fyffes plc, a leading international marketer and distributor of top quality, healthy produce.
Partner David Widger led the transaction for A&L Goodbody. Fyffes was represented by partner Geoff Moore of Arthur Cox. Partner Shinichiro Kitamura of Baker & McKenzie advised Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation. Partners Mark Talbot of William Fry and Mark Darley of Skadden advised JP Morgan.