Type: News
Date: 05/20/2024

Taft Acts as Legal Counsel for HKW’s Add-on Acquisition by PANOS Brands

Taft is pleased to have acted as legal counsel to PANOS Brands (PANOS), a portfolio company of private equity funds sponsored by HKW, in connection with its acquisition of The Santa Barbara Smokehouse business (SBS).

PANOS is a consumer food products company that manages a differentiated portfolio of specialty food brands across multiple categories and channels. SBS is a leader in producing smoked salmon of the highest quality. SBS products are artisanally smoked in a smokehouse burning full logs in an open fire kiln. HKW is a middle-market private equity firm investing in companies with talented management teams in the U.S. and Canada. Read the release here.

Taft’s legal team included Bob Hicks, Ralph Caruso, Lonnie Johnson, Leah Fleck, and Kate Mascarenhas.

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