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Cooke Inc. to Acquire Omega Protein Corporation for $22.00 Per Share

Vinson & Elkins advised Omega Protein Corporation (“Omega Protein”), a nutritional product company and a leading integrated provider of specialty oils and specialty protein products, in connection with its definitive agreement with Cooke Inc. (“Cooke”), a New Brunswick company and parent of Cooke Aquaculture Inc., under which Cooke will acquire all outstanding shares of Omega Protein for $22.00 per share in cash or approximately $500 million.

The V&E team was led by partner Jeff Floyd, senior associate Brittany Sakowitz and associate Mike Marek, with assistance from associates C.J. Murray and Key Hemyari. Also advising were partner Jason McIntosh and associates Brian Russell and Curt Wimberly; partner Stephen Jacobson and associates Gina Hancock and Kristy Fields; partner Sean Becker and associate Paul Knettel; partner Billy Vigdor, senior associate David Smith and associate Evan Miller; partner David Wicklund; partner Larry Nettles and senior associate Matt Dobbins; and partner Devika Kornbacher and associate Sean Hill.

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