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WilmerHale Counsels Kite Hill in $18 Million Funding Round

WilmerHale Counsels Kite Hill in $18 Million Funding Round From Lead Investors General Mills and CAVU Venture Partners

May 23, 2016

WilmerHale represented Kite Hill—a brand that makes plant-based cheeses, yogurts, cream cheese-style spreads and other dairy analogue products sold to consumers in Whole Foods Markets and directly to restaurants and wholesalers—in raising $18 million, with lead investments from General Mills' new venture unit and CAVU Venture Partners. The company intends to use the proceeds from the funding round to expand production and distribution and increase consumer awareness for the Kite Hill brand and product lines.

The WilmerHale team on the deal was led by Partner Peter Buckland and Counsel Eric Hanson, and included Partner Ashwin Gokhale and Associates Jaclyn Ammon and Alexandra Fulton.

Read Kite Hill's press release for more information.