Food & Ingredients

Food & Ingredients

These are highly fragmented industries, challenged by positive as well as negative trends: healthy foods, food safety issues, increased interest in specialty foods, organic foods, consolidation of distributors, and many emerging brands.

Other than specialty niche segments, overall organic growth has been modest, forcing many participants to fuel growth through acquisitions and initiatives in specialty foods or ethnic food tastes.

Corporate Fuel has been active in these industry segments:

  • Specialty food products
  • Food distribution
  • Food importers
  • Food manufacturers
  • Food and pharmaceutical ingredients
  • Flavors, fragrances and essential oils

Recent Food & Ingredients Transactions

Sabra Dipping Company

Sell-side advisor

Acted as exclusive financial advisor to this manufacturer of America’s best-selling hummus in the sale of its fresh salsa business, including the Santa Barbara and Chachies brands, to Pacifica Foods and Stir Foods, a portfolio company of Wind Point Partners

Swiss Chalet Fine Foods

Buy-side Advisor

Acted as exclusive advisor to one of the largest, nationwide specialty distributors of the finest savory and sweet ingredients to professional kitchens on the acquisition of Corman Ship Supplies, a specialty food importer and distributor dedicated to the growing cruise line industry. Corman was formerly a business unit of Schratter Foods, Inc.


Buy-side Advisor

Acted as exclusive advisor to this food importer with specialties in cheese, charcuterie, deli meat, grocery and seafood products on the acquisition of ANCO Fine Cheese, formerly a business unit of Schratter Foods, Inc.

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