Give & Go Prepared Foods Corp. (“Give & Go”) announced that is has completed its sale to affiliates of Thomas H. Lee Partners, L.P. (“THL”).
Founded in 1989, Give and Go Prepared Foods Corp. is a market leader in the North American bakery industry delivering value-added, branded and private label programs across a range of consumer segments including Mini-Treats, Cupcakes, and Better For You Snacking. Give and Go’s well-known offerings include its bestselling two-bite® and Kimberley’s Bakeshoppe® brands, as well as its Mason St. Bakehouse™ and The Worthy Crumb Pastry Co.™ brands. Give & Go maintains best-in-class, proprietary in-house manufacturing and product innovation capabilities through its four production facilities located in Toronto, Canada.
Concurrent with the closing of the acquisition by THL, Give & Go completed the acquisition of Create-a-Treat Ltd., NAFTA Foods and Packaging Inc., and related entities (together, “NAFTA CAT”). NAFTA CAT will form a new division inside Give and Go, simply called “Create-a-Treat.”
Both Give & Go and NAFTA CAT sell predominately through the in-store bakeries of North American retailers and grocers. Together, Give and Go and NAFTA CAT will be able to leverage the combined service, innovation, manufacturing and distribution resources to better serve their foodservice and retail grocery customers. The executive team of NAFTA CAT will be assuming leadership roles at Give & Go.