European Capital in Control Acquisition of Marco Polo Foods

November 17, 2005

Cleary Gottlieb represented European Capital, the European arm of American Capital, in its leveraged acquisition of a majority stake in Marco Polo Foods. The acquisition was financed through senior and mezzanine facilities, equity and quasi-equity instruments.

European Capital is a €750 million buyout and mezzanine fund. American Capital is a publicly-traded, $6.8 billion buyout and mezzanine fund. Marco Polo Foods is a leading producer in the European commercial sushi market.