M&A Deal Summary

Swander Pace Capital Acquires Voortman Cookies

On October 14, 2015, private equity firm Swander Pace Capital acquired food company Voortman Cookies

Acquisition Highlights
  • This is Swander Pace Capital’s 18th transaction in the Food sector.
  • This is Swander Pace Capital’s 5th transaction in Canada.
  • This is Swander Pace Capital’s 2nd transaction in Ontario.
Investment Fate
  • Voortman Cookies was sold to a publicly-traded strategic buyer in 2019 for 425M CAD.

M&A Deal Summary

Date 2015-10-14
Target Voortman Cookies
Sector Food
Buyer(s) Swander Pace Capital
Deal Type Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Advisor(s) Deloitte (Financial)
McCarter Grespan Beynon Weir PC (Legal)

Target

Voortman Cookies

Burlington, Ontario, Canada
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Voortman Cookies Ltd. is a manufacturer of cookies and wafers sold under the Voortman brand. Voortman offers quality cookies, using the finest, hand-selected ingredients. Voortman Cookies Ltd. was founded in 1951 and is based in Burlington, Ontario.

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Buyer(S) 1

Buyer

Swander Pace Capital

San Francisco, California, United States

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Category Private Equity Firm
Founded 1996
PE ASSETS 1.3B USD
Size Large
Type Sector Focused
DESCRIPTION

Swander Pace Capital (SPC) is a private equity firm focused on investing in North American middle-market consumer products companies. SPC looks for companies exhibiting strong growth potential and sales of up to $500 million. Specific areas of interest include food/beverage, household products, health living, packaging, personal care, pet products, sporting goods, specialty apparel, and specialty distribution. Prospective investment situations include management-led buyouts, consolidations, divestitures, turnarounds, recapitalizations, and growth capital financings. SPC was formed in 1996 and has offices in San Francisco, California; Bedminster, New Jersey; and Ontario, Canada.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 36 of 48
Sector (Food) 18 of 24
Type (Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)) 23 of 32
State (Ontario) 2 of 3
Country (Canada) 5 of 7
Year (2015) 1 of 2
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
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Gilchrist & Soames, Inc. is a provider of branded luxury personal care products to the hospitality market.

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FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
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Cerritos, California, United States

Captek is a manufacturer and distributor of specialty softgel formulations in the nutraceutical sector to the US and global markets.

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