Press Release

Kirkland Represents Collier Creek Holdings on Combination with Utz Quality Foods to Form Utz Brands, Inc.

Kirkland & Ellis LLP advised Collier Creek Holdings (NYSE: CCH, CCH.U, CCH WS), a special purpose acquisition company, on its agreement to combine with Utz Quality Foods, LLC, a leading U.S. manufacturer of branded salty snacks, to form Utz Brands, Inc. Utz Brands will be a leading pure-play snack food platform in the U.S. The transaction is expected to close in the third quarter of 2020 and is subject to customary closing conditions, including the approval of the shareholders of Collier Creek. Upon the closing of the transaction, Collier Creek will become a Delaware corporation and the name of Collier Creek will be changed to Utz Brands, Inc., and it is expected that it will trade under the ticker symbol “UTZ” on the New York Stock Exchange. 

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The Kirkland team was led by corporate partner Lauren Colasacco and associate Wesley Dietrich and includes corporate partner Peter Martelli, capital markets partners Christian Nagler and Peter Seligson, tax partner Dean Shulman and associate Tara Rhoades, and executive compensation partner Scott Price.