M&A Deal Summary

Butterfly Equity Acquires WM. Bolthouse Farms

On April 12, 2019, private equity firm Butterfly Equity acquired beverages company WM. Bolthouse Farms, Inc. from Campbell Soup Co. for 510M USD

Acquisition Highlights
  • This is Butterfly Equity’s 1st transaction in the Beverages sector.
  • This is Butterfly Equity’s 1st largest (disclosed) transaction.
  • This is Butterfly Equity’s 2nd transaction in the United States.
  • This is Butterfly Equity’s 1st transaction in California.

M&A Deal Summary

Date 2019-04-12
Target WM. Bolthouse Farms, Inc.
Sector Beverages
Buyer(s) Butterfly Equity
Sellers(s) Campbell Soup Co.
Deal Type Divestiture
Deal Value 510M USD

Target

WM. Bolthouse Farms, Inc.

Bakersfield, California, United States
website
Wm. Bolthouse Farms, Inc. is a vertically integrated carrot and premium beverage manufacturer and distributor serving a broad customer base, including traditional retail grocery stores, mass merchants, club stores, and the natural foods channel. WM. Bolthouse Farms, Inc. was founded in 1915 and is based in Bakersfield, California.

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Buyer(S) 1

Buyer

Butterfly Equity

Investor Investor Investor Investor Investor

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Category Private Equity Firm
Founded 2016
PE ASSETS 429M USD
SizeMiddle-Market
Type Sector Focused
DESCRIPTION

Butterfly Equity is a private equity firm focused on the food sector. The Firm will consider opportunities spanning the entire food chain include agriculture, aquaculture, food, beverages, food distribution, and food service. Butterfly Equity was formed in 2016 and is headquartered in Los Angeles, California.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 3 of 7
Sector (Beverages) 1 of 1
Type (Divestiture) 1 of 1
State (California) 1 of 4
Country (United States) 2 of 6
Year (2019) 1 of 2
Size (of disclosed) 1 of 1
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2018-02-27 Modern Restaurant Concepts

Denver, Colorado, United States

Modern Market is a farm-to-table fast casual restaurant company that operates restaurants across Colorado, Texas, Arizona, D.C. and Maryland serving healthy, high-quality, sustainably-sourced, scratch-made fare at an attractive price point. Modern Market’s menu features a variety of protein-centric plates and bowls, garden fresh salads, toasted sandwiches and brick oven pizzas served in a comfortable and highly-convenient format well-suited to meet the rapidly-changing demands of the modern restaurant consumer. The company was founded in 2009 by Co-Founders and Co-CEOs Anthony Pigliacampo and Rob McColgan and is based in Denver, Colorado.

Buy -
FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2019-11-08 Orgain, Inc.

Irvine, California, United States

Orgain, Inc. is a producer of high-quality, great-tasting, organic and clean nutrition products. Orgain products include meal replacement shakes, protein powders and snack bars for adults and kids. Orgain uses only the highest quality ingredients, never at the cost of taste and texture. Orgain, Inc. was founded in 2008 and is based in Irvine, California.

Buy -

Seller(S) 1

SELLER

Campbell Soup Co.

Camden, New Jersey, United States

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Category Company
Founded 1869
SectorFood
Employees14,500
Revenue 8.7B USD (2020)
DESCRIPTION
Entrance to Campbell Soup Co.'s corporate headquarters in Camden, New Jersey.
Entrance to Campbell Soup Co.'s corporate headquarters in Camden, New Jersey.

Campbell's is an American producer of canned soups and related products. Campbell's products are sold in 120 countries around the world. Campbell's was formed in 1869 and is headquartered in Camden, New Jersey.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 7 of 11
Sector (Beverages) 1 of 1
Type (Divestiture) 6 of 10
State (California) 3 of 3
Country (United States) 6 of 6
Year (2019) 2 of 6
Size (of disclosed) 3 of 5
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2019-02-06 Habit LLC

Oakland, California, United States

Habit LLC is a personalized nutrition company making optimal nutrition possible. Habit uses an at-home test to uncover details about genetics, lifestyle, metabolism, and goals to design a personalized eating plan.

Sell -
FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2019-07-12 Kelsen Group A/S

Nr. Snede, Denmark

Kelsen Group A/S is a producer of quality baked snacks that are sold in 85 countries around the world. Kelsen Group A/S primary brands include Kjeldsens and Royal Dansk. Kelsen has established distribution networks in markets in Asia, South America, the Middle East, and Africa as well as the United States. Kelsen Group A/S is a market leader in the assortment segment of the sweet biscuits category in China and Hong Kong, where growth in sweet biscuits is outpacing the growth of the $60 billion global sweet biscuits market.

Sell $300M