German-based Eckes-Granini Group GmbH (‘Eckes-Granini’), the leading producer of branded fruit-based beverages in Europe, has on 18 May 2010 acquired Rynkeby Foods A/S. Horten has assisted Eckes-Granini in relation to all legal matters in connection with the transaction.

Rynkeby is the largest manufacturer of juice and cordials in the Nordic region, selling more than 130 million litres of beverages for consumers primarily in Denmark, Sweden and Finland under the brands Rynkeby® and God Morgon®. The company was founded in 1934 but has been fully owned by Arla Foods since 1998.

Eckes-Granini Group GmbH, based in Nieder-Olm, close to Mainz (Germany), is the leading company of branded fruit-based beverages in Europe, with 15 national organizations and about 1.500 employees, exporting to 70 countries. With its international premium brands granini and Pago and with its “local hero” brands hohes C, Joker, Marli, Brämhults, Elmenhorster, Sió and YO, the company is represented in the retail food trade and the out-of-home market.

Hans Christian Pape and Ivan Vijay Thygesen advised Eckes Granini in connection with the transaction.


Hans Christian Pape

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