SAN FRANCISCO — Lipari Foods, a portfolio company of private equity firm H.I.G. Capital, L.L.C., has acquired Troyer Cheese Co., a specialty food distributor, manufacturer and processor. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Headquartered in Millersburg, Ohio, Troyer includes Troyer Cheese, Inc.; Troyer Bros. Trucking, Ltd.; and Amish Wedding Foods, Inc. Troyer primarily is involved in the distribution, processing and manufacturing of premium deli, cheese, jar goods, confections and other specialty food products. Brands include Troyer meats, cheeses and deli products; Amish Wedding Foods’ jar goods; Backroad Country candy and snacks; and Edna Lucille soaps and lotions.
Founded in 1959, Troyer’s products are distributed in 2,400 grocery retail locations across 48 states.
“We are excited about the addition of Troyer’s unique product offerings into our existing portfolio,” said Thomas Lipari, president and chief executive officer of Lipari. “Troyer is an excellent strategic fit that builds on Lipari’s heritage in deli, dairy, confectionery and other specialty food categories. Additionally, we are eager to continue building our specialty food manufacturing capabilities and look forward to extending our geographic reach further across the Midwest.”
Justin Reyna, managing director at H.I.G., said the transaction fits within the private equity firm’s strategy of acquiring “unique and complementary food manufacturing and distribution businesses in existing and adjacent markets.”
In addition to Lipari, H.I.G. also has a stake in Albertville Quality Foods, Ready Pac Produce and Southern Quality Meats, among others.