SOURCE: King & Spalding

King & Spalding

December 13, 2010 11:54 ET

King & Spalding Advises Roark Capital Group in Acquisition of Atkins Nutritionals

ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwire - December 13, 2010) - King & Spalding advised Roark Capital Group, an Atlanta-based private equity firm, in the acquisition through its affiliates of Atkins Nutritionals, Inc., a leading international weight control and nutrition brand. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Founded in 1989 and headquartered in Denver, Colo., Atkins Nutritionals provides the largest and best-known, scientifically-supported carbohydrate-optimization weight-management program in the world and is the second-largest U.S. weight management brand at retail.

Roark Capital Group is an Atlanta-based private equity firm that specializes in business, consumer and environmental service companies with attractive growth prospects and revenues ranging from $20 million to $1 billion. Roark focuses on middle-market investment opportunities through family-owned business transfers, management and corporate buyouts, recapitalizations, going-private transactions and corporate divestitures.

King & Spalding's legal team involved in the transaction consisted of the following lawyers and consultant:

Raymond E. Baltz, Jr. (partner, Atlanta)
William G. Roche (partner, Atlanta)
Jaron R. Brown (partner-elect, Atlanta)
George S. Candler (associate, Atlanta)
Candisse R. Collins (associate, New York)
John M. Hyman (associate, Atlanta)
Spencer A. Stockdale (associate, Atlanta)

Robert S. Finley (partner, New York)
Todd Matras (senior attorney, New York)
Chadwick M. Werner (associate, Atlanta)

L. Wayne Pressgrove (partner, Atlanta)

Employee Benefits
Donald S. Kohla (partner, Atlanta)
Jan G. Marsh (consultant, Atlanta)
Jona L. McCormick (senior attorney, Atlanta)

Intellectual Property
W. Scott Petty (partner, Atlanta)
Elizabeth M. Fox (associate, Atlanta)

Jeffrey S. Spigel (partner, Washington, D.C.)
Brian R Meiners (associate, Washington, D.C.)
Eugenia Montague (associate, Washington, D.C.)

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