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Kutak Rock Represents Westrock Coffee Company in Acquisition of Bixby Roasting Co.

News | March 10, 2023

Kutak Rock recently represented Westrock Coffee Company (Nasdaq: WEST) (“Westrock Coffee”), a supplier of widely recognized beverage brands and solutions, in its acquisition of Bixby Roasting Co. (“Bixby”), a specialty-grade coffee roaster and leader in the emerging influencer-led brand space.

Founded in 2009 in Rwanda and headquartered in Little Rock, Arkansas, Westrock Coffee is a leading integrated coffee, tea, flavors, extracts, and ingredients solutions provider to the retail, foodservice and restaurant, convenience store and travel center, non-commercial, CPG, and hospitality industries.

According to a press release, “The acquisition, which includes Bixby’s roasting facility in Los Angeles, CA, will continue to expand Westrock Coffee’s omnichannel product marketing and development resources as it capitalizes on shifting consumer consumption trends.”

Partner Geoffrey Neal and associate William Swartzwelder advised Westrock Coffee Company on the transaction. They were assisted by partner Chase Waters.

With more than 45 attorneys, Kutak Rock’s national M&A practice group has built a solid reputation as a leader in middle-market M&A transactions. Kutak Rock’s experience includes representing buyers, sellers, and private equity groups in domestic and cross-border transactions. Kutak Rock is recognized as one of only 32 law firms trusted most for M&A by The BTI M&A Outlook 2022 report, which is based on extensive client feedback.