Aspire Food Group, a company specializing in edible insect farming technology, has acquired Exo, maker of cricket-based protein bars.
Canada-based Transcontinental Inc. acquired Multifilm Packaging Corp., a candy and chocolate packaging supplier. Multifilm will expand Transcontinental’s manufacturing capabilities, specifically with aluminum foil printing and demetallization.
Lipari Foods LLC acquired Jim’s Cheese LLC to grow its manufacturing business. The cheese supplier will fall under Lipari’s JLM Manufacturing division.
General Mills will acquire Blue Buffalo Pet Products for $8 billion as it taps growing consumer demand for natural pet food. The deal is part of General Mills’ effort to reshape its product portfolio.
Entities affiliated with Rhone Capital will acquire Brazilian steakhouse chain Fogo de Chao for $560 million. The acquisition is expected to facilitate Fogo’s international and domestic expansion plans.
The Middleby Corp. acquired Hinds-Bock Corp., a manufacturer of equipment for filling and depositing bakery and food products. The acquisition allows Middleby to offer a customized and complete integrated solution for high volume baking and processing.
Conagra to sell business in Canada for $34 million.
The facilities are located in Elyria, OH, and Spartanburg, SC. The deal is expected to help BakeMark offer better support for customers and grow its ingredients business.
Nestle has acquired majority ownership of plant-based food firm Terrafertil for an undisclosed sum. “This investment allows us to strengthen our presence in fast-growing categories such as plant-based foods, beverages and healthy snacks, known as ‘superfoods’ due to their high natural nutrient content,” said Nestle Zone Americas CEO Laurent Freixe.
Atalanta Corp. acquired ANCO Fine Cheese from Schratter Foods. The acquisition is expected to solidify Atalanta’s position as a leader in the specialty cheese and deli categories.