Gregg Byers joins Baird. Former DOJ attorney Katherine Forrest moves to Cravath. Jennifer Zhao joins Genstar Capital.
Coca-Cola, Conagra, General Mills, Krispy Kreme and PepsiCo. are among the buyers, snatching up tasty and sometimes healthy offerings.
Coca-Cola and PepsiCo update their product lines with healthy offerings, while private equity firms, such as Brynwood Partners, breathe new life into tried and true brands, like Pillsbury.
Despite a growing threat of trade wars and other political disruptions, the global mergers and acquisitions market stayed strong in the second quarter, with 2,632 announced transactions reported worldwide, just over a 1 percent increase from 2,595 in the first quarter.