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Freeman Freeman & Smiley, LLP Guides the Sale of the Nation’s Leading Manufacturer of Premium Gourmet Jerky Products

Freeman Freeman & Smiley, LLP represented Formosa Meat Company, Inc., aka Golden Island Jerky, in its sale to The Hillshire Brands Company, based in Chicago, Illinois. Golden Island Jerky was founded more than 50 years ago and is the leader in the gourmet jerky category. This is Hillshire’s first entry into the attractive dried meat snacks category, which generates retail sales of more than $2 billion annually.

Curtis A. Graham and Joseph E. Mudd represented Golden Island Jerky. The transaction closed September 6, 2013. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.