Wind Point Partners acquired Pacifica Foods and Stir Foods, both makers of soups, sauces, dressings, fresh salsas and muffin batters for retail and foodservice customers. The acquisition will allow the companies to better service existing customers through a more diverse set of product and packaging offerings, additional capacity for growth and greater culinary expertise and resources.
Four Foods will merge Swig with The Soda Shop, a specialty soda startup, and open locations in Utah, Idaho, Nevada, Arizona and throughout the Midwest.
S.A. has agreed to acquire privately held Atrium Innovations, a global leader in nutritional health products, for $2.3 billion in cash from a group of investors led by Permira Funds, an international investment firm. The transaction should extend Nestle’s consumer health care portfolio.
Squirrel Brand is a supplier of premium roasted nuts and snack mixes, and the deal will allow John B. Sanfilippo to expand its portfolio of branded products.
Mexico-based Arca Continental acquired Deep River Snacks, a better-for-you snack company. Through the acquisition, Arca Continental plans to become a more significant player in the U.S. salty snacks industry.
The specialty foods distributor acquired prepared meal solution company Buddy’s Kitchen Inc. and branded sandwich maker Raybern Foods, and took a 50% stake in fresh and frozen artisan bread and pastry manufacturer Shaw Bakers.
Danone Manifesto Ventures took a minority stake in Kona Deep, a premium water bottler. Kona Deep intends to use the investment to expand distribution, increase and optimize production capacity and raise awareness of its brand.
Procter and Gamble is making a move into the direct-to-consumer beauty space with its first acquisition in eight years.
Tyson Foods acquired Original Philly Holdings, a producer of Philly-style sandwich steak and cheesesteak appetizer products. The company operates two plants in Philadelphia, PA, and the deal will help expand its distribution footprint.
Vestar Capital Partners will acquire Nonni’s Food Group from Wind Point Partners. Nonni’s produces artisanal cookies and baked snacks, and the deal will help the company develop customer relationships, enter new channels and introduce new products.