LONDON – Global law firm Reed Smith today announced that it has advised Wind Point Partners, a Chicago-based private equity firm, on its acquisition of Assisi Pet Care Group Limited (Assisi), a leading producer of premium and natural dog and cat foods and treats.
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Headquartered in Melton Mowbray, United Kingdom, Assisi’s products are sold in the U.K. and throughout Europe, with two natural treat production facilities located in Poland. Assisi is a key partner to leading customers across the grocery, e-commerce and pet specialty channels, offering a broad array of branded and private label products.

Wind Point is a longtime investor in the pet and animal nutrition industry, with select prior and current investments including Targeted PetCare, FoodScience, Petmate and Pestell Nutrition.

The Reed Smith team advising Wind Point included corporate partners Sam Webster, Bradley Schmarak and Ravi Pattani, supported by associates Victoria Bryden, James Hatchard, Saiya Guo, Roxana Burghel, and Eleni Alexiou. On the finance side, the team comprised partners Linn Mayhew and Kevin-Paul Deveau, counsel Dimos Papanikolaou and associates Billy Fraser, Göksu Gökay, Louisa Martac and Tamari Gvinianidze. Caspar Fox and Alex Rackow provided tax advice.

A copy of the press release issued by Wind Point Partners can be found at