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Evers Legal Search has been retained by Tate & Lyle to recruit a commercial generalist and strategic thinker to help support a newly created company that will be formally spun out from Tate & Lyle at the end of Q1 2022.

This yet to be named “NewCo” comprises the Primary Products business of Tate & Lyle in North America and Latin America and its interests in two joint ventures. KPS Capital Partners, LP and Tate & Lyle and will each own approximately 50% of the new company (“NewCo”) with KPS having Board and operational control. The Senior Counsel will be a NewCo employee.

The Primary Products Business is a leading provider of nutritive sweeteners, industrial starches, acidulants and other corn-derived products in North America and Brazil. Founded in 1906 as A.E. Staley Manufacturing Co., the Primary Products Business has an over 100-year history of producing corn-derived products in the United States. The Company produces corn-derived products for a diverse set of end-uses including carbonated beverages, confectionery products, packaging applications and animal feed, among others, and is proud to serve some of the world’s most recognizable food and beverage brands. With approximately 1,700 employees across six manufacturing facilities in the United States and Brazil, the Primary Products Business generates annual revenue of approximately $2.3 billion.

This position reports to a terrific General Counsel who we featured in our eNews seven years ago: https://www.everslegal.com/2014/02/alex-green-discusses-path-gc-seat-careerbuilder/

We seek 10+ years of experience supporting daily operations in-house, including commercial transactions work, creating internal policies, effectively counseling internal stakeholders and managing outside counsel. This is an opportunity to become an early stage part of a new law department within the context of a sophisticated, large scale, profitable business.

The General Counsel embraces “hybrid” office options and expects to continue such flexibility post-pandemic. That said, we strongly prefer Chicago area candidates who can spend time at NewCo headquarters building relationships, attending meetings as appropriate, etc. Currently that is suburban Chicago, but the client anticipates a move closer to Chicago proper within 12 months after spin out.

If interested, please send your resume to mike@everslegal.com. For questions: 312-399-2322. This is a retained engagement; any inquiry made directly to the client will be routed to Evers Legal Search.

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