Mama Mary’s, a portfolio company of Linsalata Capital Partners, has been acquired by B&G Foods, Inc. (NYSE:BGS). The transaction closed on July 10, 2015.
Duff & Phelps served as exclusive financial advisor to Mama Mary’s in connection with the sale transaction.
About Mama Mary’s
Mama Mary’s, headquartered in Spartanburg, South Carolina, is a leading manufacturer of branded pizza crusts sold in over 25,000 grocery and other retail outlets nationwide. Under Linsalata Capital Partners’ ownership, Mama Mary’s grew to become the #1 brand of shelf-stable pizza crust, by unit volume, in the retail channel*.
About B&G Foods, Inc.
B&G Foods, Inc. (“B&G Foods”) and its subsidiaries manufacture, sell and distribute a diversified portfolio of high-quality, branded shelf-stable foods across the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. Based in Parsippany, New Jersey, B&G Foods’ products are marketed under many recognized brands.
About Linsalata Capital Partners
Located in the Cleveland suburb of Mayfield Heights, Ohio, Linsalata Capital Partners was founded in 1984 and has combined its strong financial capabilities with extensive operational experience to accelerate the growth of middle-market companies. In its more than 31 years of investing, the firm has completed 106 buy-side transactions totaling more than $3 billion. Linsalata Capital Partners is currently investing from its seventh fund, with $427 million in committed equity capital.
* Source: IRI Sales Trends by Key Retailer, Wal-Mart and Food: Pizza Crust/Shell, 52 Weeks Ending March 22, 2015.
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