M&A Deal Summary

Weston Acquires Keystone Bakery Holdings

On September 24, 2010, Weston acquired food company Keystone Bakery Holdings from Keystone Capital for 185M USD

Acquisition Highlights
  • This is Weston’s 1st transaction in the Food sector.
  • This is Weston’s largest (disclosed) transaction.
  • This is Weston’s 1st transaction in the United States.
  • This is Weston’s 1st transaction in New Hampshire.

M&A Deal Summary

Date 2010-09-24
Target Keystone Bakery Holdings
Sector Food
Buyer(s) Weston
Sellers(s) Keystone Capital
Deal Type Add-on Acquisition
Deal Value 185M USD

Target

Keystone Bakery Holdings

Manchester, New Hampshire, United States
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Keystone Bakery Holdings, LLC supplier of sweet baked goods to the in-store bakery, foodservice, and convenience store channels.

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Buyer(S) 1

Buyer

Weston

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Category Company
Founded 1882
Sector Food
Employees226,299
Revenue 57.0B CAD (2022)
DESCRIPTION

Weston is a Canadian public company. Its operates subsidiaries of food processing and distribution groups. Weston has two reportable operating segments: Weston Foods and Loblaw, which is operated by Loblaw Companies Limited. Weston was founded in 1882 and is based in Toronto, Canada.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 1 of 2
Sector (Food) 1 of 2
Type (Add-on Acquisition) 1 of 2
State (New Hampshire) 1 of 1
Country (United States) 1 of 1
Year (2010) 1 of 1
Size (of disclosed) 1 of 1
FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
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Seller(S) 1

SELLER

Keystone Capital

Chicago, Illinois, United States

Investor Investor Investor Investor Investor

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Category Private Equity Firm
Founded 1994
PE ASSETS 420M USD
Size Middle-Market
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

Keystone Capital is a private equity firm focused on acquiring family businesses, corporate divestitures, industry consolidations, and special situations. Keystone prefers lower middle-market, US-based businesses with EBITDA of $3 to $15 million. Target sectors include specialty manufacturing, business services/outsourcing, food processing and ingredients, publishing, instrumentation, optical components, and healthcare products/services. Keystone will not invest in start-ups, turnarounds, commodities, defense/government contractors, retail stores, or restaurants. Keystone Capital was formed in 1994 and is based in Chicago, Illinois.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 4 of 23
Sector (Food) 1 of 4
Type (Add-on Acquisition) 4 of 13
State (New Hampshire) 1 of 1
Country (United States) 4 of 23
Year (2010) 1 of 1
Size (of disclosed) 1 of 1
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