Herbert Smith Freehills has advised the master franchisee for Pizza Hut in Australia on its acquisition of the Eagle Boys business from its administrators.
The acquisition will see more than 50 Eagle Boys stores being rebranded to Pizza Hut, increasing Pizza Hut’s overall store count in Australia to more than 320.
The Herbert Smith Freehills team was led by partners Mark Currell and Kristin Stammer, who were supported by senior associates Sami Wilson and Jacob Kahwaji, and solicitor Tess Mierendorff. The transaction required specialist expertise in a number of key areas, including mergers and acquisitions, restructuring, intellectual property and franchising.
Herbert Smith Freehills partner Mark Currell said, ‘We are delighted to have assisted the Pizza Hut team on this strategic acquisition, which has created opportunities to grow the distribution and brand presence of Pizza Hut in Australia.’
The administrators of Eagle Boys were advised by RBG Lawyers.