Press Release August 29, 2014

Goodwin Procter Represents TA Associates in Partnership with SkinnyPop Founders

Goodwin Procter attorneys recently advised TA Associates on its investment in SkinnyPop Popcorn. In this partnership, TA will work with SkinnyPop founders to expand the brand and support continued innovation. Financial terms of TA’s investment were not disclosed.

Boston, Mass.-based TA Associates is a global growth private equity firm. Founded in 1968, the firm has invested in more than 440 companies around the world and has raised $18 billion in capital. With offices in Boston, Menlo Park, London, Mumbai and Hong Kong, TA leads buyouts and minority recapitalizations of profitable growth equity companies in the technology, financial services, business services, healthcare and consumer industries.

SkinnyPop Popcorn, based in Skokie, Ill., is a marketer of packaged popcorn products. Founded in 2010, SkinnyPop produces healthy popcorn snacks using non-GMO and major allergen-free ingredients. These products are available at more than 25,000 retail locations nationwide as well as in several international markets.

The Goodwin team advising the deal was led by partners Jon Herzog and Joanne Gray, and included associates Chris Wilson and Peter Hanoian.

More information on this transaction is available in TA’s press release, or in press coverage by Law360 and peHUB.