On January 24, 2017, The Daily Journal featured Venable's representation of Hong Kong based pet products company, R2P Pet in connection with a complex management buyout transaction. Bank of Montreal provided the senior financing for the transaction. The former majority owner of the company provided a mezzanine loan. This was a multi-jurisdictional transaction involving Hong Kong, the United States, Canada and the Cayman Islands.
Arthur Cirulnick, Bryan Rakes, and Friedemann Thomma led the Venable team, with assistance from John Sunder, Nicholas Collevecchio, and Gueter Aurelien. R2P Pet is a longtime client of Tom Wallerstein.