Lavazza Acquires Mars Drinks

October 8, 2018

Cleary Gottlieb is representing Luigi Lavazza S.p.A. in connection with its acquisition of Mars Drinks from Mars, Inc. 

The transaction was signed on September 29, 2018, and is expected to close at the end of 2018 after regulatory approvals have been obtained.

Luigi Lavazza S.p.A. is a family-owned Italian manufacturer of coffee products based in Turin.

Mars Drinks is the beverages division of the Mars group, specializing in drinks vending machines (Flavia and KLIX) offering hot and cold drinks for the workplace. Mars Drinks has operations in the U.S., UK, France, Germany, Canada, and Japan.