In Gibson, Dunn’s San Francisco office, partner Douglas Smith led the deal along with partner Stephanie Tsacoumis from the Washington, D.C., office. He and Tsacoumis worked with 15 partners and associates in six Gibson, Dunn offices to close the deal in three months.

In an all-stock transaction, Heinz spun off selected businesses including StarKist Tuna, 9Lives cat food, Kibbles ‘n Bits dog food, Nature’s Goodness baby food and College Inn Broth. Del Monte will fold these products under its own label and start a new subsidiary to support them, and the new company will retain the Del Monte name.

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