Press Release

Kirkland Represents The Simply Good Foods Company on Acquisition of Quest Nutrition for $1 Billion

Kirkland & Ellis advised The Simply Good Foods Company (Nasdaq: SMPL), a developer, marketer and seller of branded nutritional foods and snacking products, on its acquisition of Quest Nutrition, LLC, a healthy lifestyle food company, for $1.0 billion in cash. The transaction which announced today is subject to customary closing conditions and is expected to close by the end of 2019.

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Kirkland previously represented Conyers Park Acquisition Corp. (a Centerview Capital sponsored publicly traded special purpose acquisition company) on its 2017 combination with an affiliate of Atkins Nutritionals, Inc., to create The Simply Good Foods Company.

The Kirkland team that led the Quest Nutrition transaction included corporate partners Michael Movsovich, Joshua Zachariah, and Adi Herman; debt finance partner Christopher Butler; capital markets partner Christian Nagler; and tax partner David Grenker.