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Heinz’ European general counsel Janice More has left the company following its £18bn takeover by a US investment consortium last year.
Vice-president and general counsel More is understood to have exited the company several months ago. Her departure follows the departure of UK and Ireland finance director John Campbell and manufacturing director for quick-serve meals Gordon Maughan last year.
The company is understood not to have replaced More. However in-house lawyer Nargis Hassani started at the company in March as legal counsel and is the main lawyer in the London office. Hassani moved from Macmillan Cancer Support this year where she was a senior associate.
The deal - said to be the largest ever transaction in the food industry - saw Kirkland & Ellis and Californian firm Munger Tolles & Olson instructed for the buyers 3G Capital and Berkshire Hathaway, led by US investor Warren Buffett. Heinz chairman, president and CEO William Johnson said the deal represented an “exciting new chapter” in the history of the company.