Westrock Coffee Company Completes Purchase of S&D Coffee & Tea
The transaction, valued at $405 million, creates an integrated coffee, tea, and extract company
Westrock Coffee Company, LLC completed its previously announced agreement to acquire S&D Coffee & Tea from Cott Corporation. The transaction, valued at $405 million, creates the nation’s leading integrated coffee, tea, and extract company serving retailers, restaurants, convenience stores, commercial accounts, and the hospitality industry.
The newly combined business, Westrock Coffee Company, LLC, operates several US and international subsidiaries. The US-based service providers include Westrock Coffee Roasting in North Little Rock, Ark., which supplies branded and private label coffee to global retailers and hotel chains, and S&D Coffee & Tea, in Concord, N.C., which is the US market leader in custom coffee roasting and service, tea blends, and extracts. These operating subsidiaries will continue to serve customers under their respective brand names for the foreseeable future and will remain located in their current facilities.
Westrock Coffee can import, process, roast, grind, and package more than 220 million pounds of coffee annually. The company employs more than 1,700 people globally and is a recognized pioneer in farmer sustainability practices and supply chain traceability.
BBH Capital Partners, a private equity strategy of Brown Brothers Harriman & Co., The Stephens Group, and Meaningful Partners provided acquisition capital, along with Westrock Coffee’s existing investors. Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz served as legal advisor to Westrock Coffee.