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Food, Beverage and Restaurant Technology

Allen & Overy is an industry leader, representing the world’s most ambitious restaurateurs, brands and investment funds on their food, beverage and restaurant technology M&A matters.

Our experience is coupled with a market-leading private equity, corporate finance and securities law practice that is truly global in scope, making our service offering unique among the world’s top law firms. Because of this, we are the chosen legal partner of high-profile restaurateurs, luxury consumer brands, and numerous investment funds active in the space.

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We advise the hospitality industry across the entire spectrum of M&A transactions in multiple jurisdictions.

 

News & insights

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Publications: 03 APRIL 2020

Covid-19 coronavirus: advice for the U.S. hospitality industry

The Covid-19 coronavirus crisis continues to impact the US hospitality industry in dramatic ways. Shelter-in-place orders and non-essential business closures are in effect across the US (and around…

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Publications: 07 APRIL 2020

Covid-19 coronavirus - advice for the U.S. Private Equity industry

The Covid-19 crisis continues to impact the global economy in unprecedented ways. Shelter-in-place orders and non-essential business closures around the world have disrupted operations across all…

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Publications: 25 JUNE 2020

Covid-19 coronavirus: quick reference guide on US federal business stimulus program (updated 25 June)

In response to the Covid-19 coronavirus crisis, the US federal government has responded with an unprecedented and rapidly unfolding set of business stimulus programs.

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Publications: 29 APRIL 2020

Covid–19 coronavirus: a cross-jurisdictional update on the pandemic’s impact on tax regulations

The Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic currently spreading across Europe, Asia-Pacific and the United States has resulted in an unprecedented demand for urgent tax relief measures across industries and…

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Previous experience

Resy Network

Resy Network

Enlightened Hospitality Investments (EHI), the fund led by famed restaurateur Danny Meyer, on its equity investment in Resy Network, a hospitality-focused reservations platform, and the subsequent sale of the business to American Express Travel Related Services Company.

BentoBox

BentoBox

Enlightened Hospitality Investments (EHI) on its investment in BentoBox, which designs websites and revenue-generating platforms for restaurants.

Merry Edwards Winery

Merry Edwards Winery

Louis Roederer, the French Champagne house, on its acquisition of Merry Edwards Winery, one of the most prominent California Pinot Noir producers, including its six vineyards.

Pernod Ricard

Pernod Ricard

Pernod Ricard on its investments in Japanese firm Number One Drinks Limited, which produces and distributes the Ki No Bi brand gin; and ItalicusLtd., the London-based distributor of the Italicusbrand premium bergamot-infused apertivo.
Campari Group

Campari Group

Campari Group on its EUR80 million sale of Lemonsodaand related brands to Royal Unibrew. The sale included the Crodomanufacturing and bottling facility and a multi-year manufacturing agreement.

Joe Coffee

Joe Coffee

Enlightened Hospitality Investments (EHI) on its equity investment in Joe Coffee, a New York-based coffee chain.

Awards and achievements 

  • #1 Global Transactional Law Firm by Deal Volume & Value Refinitiv & Dealogic 2013-2019
  • Band 1, Europe M&A – Chambers 2020

Recognition