Kirkland & Ellis advised Bain Capital on its $250 million investment in Cuisine Solutions Inc., the global leader and pioneer in sous vide premium foods. The minority investment will further establish Cuisine Solutions' authority in the sous vide category, provide additional resources to support accelerated product innovation, and expand its business domestically and internationally as well as the company's global manufacturing footprint beyond the United States, France, and Thailand. The transaction is expected to close during the second quarter of 2022 and is subject to customary closing conditions.
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