Kirkland & Ellis represents Oaktree Capital Management, L.P., in its investment, along with Engaged Capital, LLC, in SunOpta Inc. (Nasdaq:STKL) (TSX:SOY), a leading global company focused on plant-based foods and beverages, fruit-based foods and beverages, and organic ingredient sourcing and production. Under the terms of the agreement, Oaktree and Engaged will invest up to a total of US$60 million in SunOpta in the form of exchangeable preferred shares. Proceeds from the equity investment will be used primarily to invest in the company’s plant-based foods and beverages business, principally to add capacity via capital projects and to provide incremental liquidity given the current general economic uncertainty.
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The Kirkland team was led by capital markets partners Dennis Myers and Wayne Williams and transactional partner Hamed Meshki.