October 29, 2019

Clyde & Co advises Arivia on the sale of its plant-based cheese business to Upfield Europe B.V.

Global law firm Clyde & Co has advised Arivia, a leading producer of plant-based cheese, on the sale of its business by way of auction sale to the European branch of Upfield Group B.V., the world's largest plant-based consumer packaged goods company.

Arivia is a leader in the plant-based cheese market and owner of the brand VIOLIFE, the number one plant-based cheese brand in the UK. Arivia has also built a strong presence in the US. The company is headquartered in Thessaloniki, Greece, with a factory located in the north-east of the country.

The Clyde & Co team was led by Partner Simon Gamblin and Legal Director Jonathan Cohen, who were supported by Associates Ben Chalkley and Elle Murphy.

Partner Simon Gamblin said: "We were delighted to act on this deal and advise our client through this important stage in its growth journey in what is a rapidly-developing industry. The wide range of advice we applied to this transaction demonstrates our team's deep sector knowledge and commercial approach."

Clyde & Co's corporate and commercial team offers practical business advice to both early stage and more mature companies, enabling them to grow with confidence and make the right strategic decisions.