Press Release

Kirkland Advises Forward Consumer Partners on Acquisition of Firehook Bakery

Kirkland & Ellis advised private investment firm Forward Consumer Partners on the acquisition of artisan baking business Firehook Bakery. The transaction was announced April 17, 2024. Pierre Abushacra, Firehook’s founder, will retain a significant minority ownership stake in the company. Firehook marks the first acquisition from Forward’s $425 million Fund I, which was oversubscribed and closed at its hard cap in December 2023.

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The Kirkland team was led by corporate partner Amanda Border and associates Kendahl Mordini, Sydney Hood and Ross Taylor; tax partner Liam Murphy; debt finance partners Kathryn Leonard and Grant Bowen; and technology & IP transactions partner Bernadette Coppola.