Orrick Advises Japan’s Calbee on Acquisition of Innovative and Creative Snack Manufacturer in California


We advised Calbee, a market-leading Japanese snack and food corporate group, on its acquisition of Warnock Food Products, Inc., a California-based snack manufacturer and provider of quality snacks with innovation and creativity.

Through the acquisition of Warnock Food Products, Calbee aims to expand its product portfolio in the U.S. snack market, leveraging Warnock's ingredient-focused product development and distribution capabilities in order to sell its own unique snacks.

Our Global Japan Practice trans-Pacific team advising Calbee was led by Hiroshi Sarumida, with support from Richard Smith, Brian Blood, Sakon Kuramoto and Benjamin Miller, and included Chris Chavez, James Larkin, John Narducci, Asami Ono, Mitchel Pahl, Jinnifer Pitcher, Hari Raman, Maria Stracqualursi and Michael Weed.