SK&S advised Darling Ingredients Inc. on the acquisition of Miropasz sp. z o.o.

SK&S’ M&A team advised Darling Ingredients Inc. – the world’s leading company turning food waste into sustainable products and producer of renewable energy; listed on the New York Stock Exchange – in the acquisition of 100% of the shares in Miropasz sp. z o.o., the Polish rendering company, for approximately EUR 110 million. The transaction was finalized in January 2024.

Darling Ingredients Inc. is the largest publicly traded company turning edible by-products and food waste into sustainable products and is a leading producer of renewable energy. Recognised as a leader of sustainability, the company operates more than 270 plants in 17 countries and repurposes approximately 15% of the world’s meat industry waste streams into value-added products.

Miropasz is a leading rendering company in Poland which processes approximately 250,000 metric tons annually through its three poultry rendering plants in southeast Poland (Mirowice, Pszczonów, and Krasnystaw) and has approximately 225 employees.

Darling was represented by SK&S’ M&A team consisting of Łukasz Berak (Partner), Michał Dawidowicz (Senior Associate), Paweł Bochnia (Associate) and Marta Kolator (Associate).

SK&S’ M&A team was supported by lawyers working in various other departments, including: Piotr Andrzejak (Partner, Tax), Bartłomiej Piazdecki (Associate, Tax), Tomasz Duchniak (Senior Counsel, Environment), Zofia Marcinek (Associate, Environment), Bartłomiej Dębski (Senior Counsel, Real Estate), Michał Oleś (Associate, Real Estate) and Filip Sodulski (Senior Counsel, Employment).

With regard to tax matters, Darling Ingredients Inc. was supported also by KPMG Tax.

The Sellers were represented by Sebastian Ponikowski from the law firm Ponikowski Rzepka Kancelaria Prawna sp. k. and experts from PwC Polska, Marcin Byrt and Krzysztof Kaźmierczak.