Taft Acts as Legal Counsel for Hammond, Kennedy, Whitney & Company Add-On Acquisition by Fresh Direct Produce

Taft’s M&A and Corporate Finance teams are pleased to have acted as legal counsel to Fresh Direct Produce, a portfolio company of private equity funds sponsored by Hammond, Kennedy, Whitney & Company, Inc. (HKW), in connection with its acquisition of Islands West Manufacturing, Ltd. (Islands West).

Islands West, headquartered in Victoria, British Columbia, is a family-owned wholesaler of produce, processed fruits, dried spices, and fresh-cut vegetables. Fresh Direct Produce, based in Vancouver, British Columbia, is a distributor of more than 1,000 domestic and imported organic fruit and vegetable items. HKW is a private equity firm with offices in Indianapolis and New York. Read the release here

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