Nutter Represents Hälsa Foods in Gary Hirshberg Led Financing RoundPrint PDF
Nutter served as sole legal advisor to Hälsa Foods, the maker of the first and only 100% clean and organic oat milk yogurt, in connection with its recently announced financing round led by Gary Hirshberg, co-founder and former long-time CEO and chairman of Stonyfield Organic. William J. Bernat, a partner in Nutter’s Corporate and Transactions Department, co-chair of the firm’s Emerging Companies Group, and co-lead of the firm’s Food and Beverage group, advised Hälsa on the transaction.
In addition to Hirshberg, the financing round included Andrew Abraham, the founder and CEO of Orgain, and Danone Manifesto Ventures, the venture arm of Danone. Please click for more information.
Hälsa—Swedish for health—was founded by Helena Lumme and Mika Manninen and sets a new standard for the plant-based milk category by eliminating all food additives and chemicals from the manufacturing process and recipes.
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