Food

The transactions listed below include certain transactions executed by the partners of Fidus prior to forming the firm. 

Company Business Description Ownership/Client Transaction Purchaser
Aircraft Products Company

Manufacturer of galley structures and food service equipment for the worldwide commercial aircraft industry

The Pullman Company / Forstmann Little Divestiture BE Avionics, Inc.
Allied Foods, Inc.

Manufactures and distributes canned pet food

Private Buyside
American Candy Company (A)

Manufacturer of assorted soft candy

Pinkerton Group Inc. Divestiture Farley Candy Company
American Candy Company (B)

Manufacturer of assorted hard candy

Pinkerton Group Inc. Divestiture ACC Acquisition Company
Border Foods, Inc.

Provider of ingredients and packaged food products to the Mexican food industry

Capital Partners Sellside Swander Pace Capital
Brent & Sam's, Inc.

Producer of branded and private label premium gourmet cookies

Lance, Inc. Buyside
Carolina Beer and Beverage, LLC

Leading beverage contract packager

Private Sellside SunTX Capital
Carolina Dairy

Yogurt manufacturer

Aseptia, Inc. Sellside A subsidiary of AmeriQual Group Holdings
Claremont Restaurant Group

Owner and operator of restaurant chains (Sagebrush Steakhouse and Western Steer)

Fresh Foods Divestiture Carousel Capital
Community Coffee Co.

Regional producer and marketer of gourmet coffee

Private Advisory
Cookie Associates Ltd.

Leading franchisee of Great American Cookies, Pretzelmaker, and TCBY

Private Sellside VKC Group
Dion's

Chain of fast casual restaurants in New Mexico, Colorado, and Texas

Private Sellside
Flavor House, Inc.

Largest private label snack nut processor and marketer in the U.S.

Capital Partners Sellside Ralcorp Holdings, Inc.
Lance, Inc.

Manufacturer and marketer of snack food products

Management Advisory
Pierre Foods, Inc.

Manufacturer and marketer of high-quality, differentiated processed food solutions, focusing on formed, pre-cooked protein products, and handheld convenience sandwiches

Private Sellside Madison Dearborn Partners
Refined Sugars, Inc.

A producer, packager, and distributor of branded and private label sugar

Onex Corp. Sellside Florida Crystals / Sugar Cane Growers Cooperative of FL
Skyline Chili, Inc.

 

Regional chain of franchised and company-owned restaurants

Nautic Partners Sellside Prudential Capital Partners / Management
Snikiddy, LLC

Producer of healthy snack products focused on families

D.E. Shaw Sellside Utz Quality Foods, Inc.
Tyler Refrigeration Corp.

Manufacturer of refrigerated display cases and walk-in coolers for supermarkets, convenience stores, restaurants, and industrial facilities

Kelso & Company Advisory
Violet Packing

Producer of tomato sauces and other tomato-based products

LaSalle Capital Group Sellside B&G Foods
Wortz Company

Private label cookie and cracker manufacturer

Private Sellside Ralcorp Holdings, Inc.
Wright Foods, Inc.

Aseptic food manufacturer and co-packager

Aseptia, Inc. Sellside A subsidiary of AmeriQual Group Holdings
Zartic, Inc.

Manufacturer and marketer of further-processed meat products

Private Sellside Pierre Foods, Inc.
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