Loeb & Loeb LLP advised Earth Island in its sale to leading food company Danone. Earth Island is the maker of Follow Your Heart Brands and U.S. pioneer in plant-based foods. The sale will allow Earth Island’s brands to accelerate its growth internationally and will help Danone to reach its target of generating 5 billion euros of plant-based sales worldwide by 2025. Earth Island brands include, among others, “Follow Your Heart” and “Vegenaise.”
The Loeb & Loeb deal team representing Earth Island in this transaction included corporate partners Ken Benbassat, Arash Khalili, Eric C. Lee, senior counsel Nancy Jacobson and attorney Mary Costa; Tax partner Ryan Austin; Real estate partner Allen Hubsch and associate Connie Pak; Intellectual Property partners Melanie Howard and William Voller III, senior counsel Bess Morgan and associates Tony Traina and Rachel Gartner; Employee Benefits partner Marla Aspinwall; Labor partner Mark Goldberg and associate Lauren Williams; Antitrust/Hart-Scott-Rodino partner Rob Barry; Insurance partner Jerry S. Phillips; and Environmental partner Albert M. Cohen.