February 2020 – Kinstellar has advised the US private equity fund Highlander Partners on the acquisition of a majority stake in Sano Vita, a leading Romanian natural food supplier.

Founded in 1995, Sano Vita is one of the most reputable and trusted food brands and consumer products company in Romania. The company sells a wide range of vegetarian products, including snacks, cereals, rice cakes, tofu, mueslis, nut and seed mixes.

Highlander Partners is a US private investment firm making direct private equity and mezzanine investments throughout North America, the United Kingdom and Central Europe.

The Kinstellar team was led by Zsuzsa Csiki, Counsel, supported by Senior Associates Mihai Coada and Associates Madalina Perte, Patricia Piticas, Oana Grigore, Theodora Stoica. Partner Iustinian Captariu coordinated the competition law aspects of the transaction.