Farley's & Sathers, Ferrara Pan complete merger
June 19, 2012
ROUND LAKE, MINN. — Farley’s & Sathers Candy Co., Inc. and Ferrara Pan Candy Co., Inc. have completed a merger into a new company, Ferrara Candy Co., Inc.
“We are pleased to complete the transaction, which creates a leader in our category,” said Salvatore Ferrara II, chairman and chief executive officer of Ferrara Candy Co., Inc. “The new Ferrara Candy Co. will offer a robust portfolio of branded and private label confections that consumers love from Lemonheads and Red Hots to Trolli, Brach’s and Now and Later. Together, we are entering an exciting new chapter that will allow us to delight our customers with the same great products they know and love while continuing to innovate our offerings. I want to thank the hard-working employees of both companies for their support throughout this process and together I am confident we will reach new heights.”
Private-equity firm Catterton Partners will remain a majority investor in the new combined company.
“This transaction brings together the best products and people in the industry,” said Scott Dahnke, managing partner of Catterton Partners. “The combination will leverage Ferrara Pan’s and Farley’s & Sathers’ combined portfolio of iconic brands, collective knowledge and expertise and broad supply chain to create a powerhouse in confections. As shareholders, we look forward to the significant upside that will result through this compelling combination.”