Travers Smith LLP has advised the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Lily's Kitchen Limited ("Lily's Kitchen"), the UK's leading producer of premium natural foods for cats and dogs, on the sale of Lily's Kitchen to Nestlé Purina PetCare.
Established 12 years ago in the kitchen of founder Henrietta Morrison, Lily’s Kitchen has become an internationally recognised retail brand offering natural recipes for dogs and cats across 6,000 stores in 30 countries.
L Catterton invested in Lily's Kitchen in 2015 and with their backing, Lily’s Kitchen recently expanded into the Middle East and Asia as well as having a growing presence in France, Spain, Italy, Netherlands, Switzerland and Germany.
The Travers Smith team was led by Private Equity & Financial Sponsors Partner Emma Havas with support from Private Equity & Financial Sponsors Associate Stuart Allan. Specialist advice was provided by Employment Associate Sarah Baker.