April 1, 2018
Land O’Frost Acquires Wellshire Farms
Bulkley Capital served as exclusive buyside advisor to Land O’Frost, Inc. (Munster, Indiana) in the acquisition of Wellshire Farms (Swedesboro, New Jersey), a supplier of natural, antibiotic-free and organic meat products to specialty retailers including Whole Foods Market, Trader Joe’s and Sprouts Farmers Market.
Land O’Frost is a third-generation family-owned and run business founded in 1941. With three manufacturing facilities and more than 1,500 employees the company is one of the country’s leading suppliers of branded lunchmeats and specialty sausages. Bulkley Capital worked with Land O’Frost’s owners to design and execute a proactive acquisition strategy for the company.
The purchase of Wellshire Farms provides a complementary product offering, including bacon, breakfast meats and sausages, leading brands in the natural and organic segment, and established relationships with major category retailers.
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Land O’Frost’s acquisition of Wellshire Farms: ‘Well’ on its way
The acquisition of Wellshire Farms by Land O’Frost has gone about as swimmingly as both sides could have expected one year into the integration — now, the unified team has its sights set on bigger and better opportunities.