Calfee, Halter & Griswold's Corporate and Finance practice group Co-Chair and Partner Jennifer L. Vergilii led the legal team representing firm client Brand Castle in its acquisition by Signature Brands. Corporate and Finance group Associate Joelle K. Livorse and Paralegal Gregory J. Dziak served on the Calfee transaction team. Calfee Tax Partner Michael K. Gall and Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Partner Steven W. Day provided legal counsel as part of the transaction team.
Brand Castle manufactures and distributes branded and private-label baking and decorating kits, dessert decorating products, premium baking mixes and seasonal beverages, and the company designs and bakes their own gingerbread house line. Brand Castle, founded in 2004, is based in Bedford Heights, Ohio, and its products are sold in North America, South America, Europe and Australia.
Signature Brands is a platform company of Traub Capital Partners, a New York-based private equity firm. Signature Brands is based in Ocala, Florida, and it is the leading North American manufacturer of dessert decorating products.
The official news release provides additional details on the transaction.
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