Kilmer Van Nostrand Co. Limited acquired English Bay Batter Inc., a North American market bakery company producing premium gourmet cookies and frozen refrigerated dough.
Founded by Jack Seguin three decades ago as a store front bakery in Vancouver, English Bay is now a well-established wholesale bakery business serving the in-store bakery, grocery, restaurant and food service channels across North America. "Over the course of the past 30 years, English Bay has created an outstanding portfolio of high quality bakery products ranging from cookies, to cookie dough, to crescent rolls and biscuits to pizza dough, pie crusts and muffins," said Anthony Sigel, of Kilmer. "We look forward to working with a superb management team to continue to build English Bay into a much larger North American bakery business."
"We are truly delighted to have KVN as our partner. We look forward to working with the team at Kilmer to execute our strategic plan and continue to grow the business. All of our employees and customers will benefit from this new long term relationship", said David Foster, President of English Bay.
Ravenna Capital, led by Robert Molyneux, played an important role in identifying the opportunity and assisting KVN throughout the acquisition process. Kilmer will be joined on the Board of English Bay by the company's founder, Jack Seguin and by international food industry veteran, Martin Jamieson, former President of The Pillsbury Company in Canada and the UK and former head of Loblaw Brands.