September 16, 2012: Origin Merchant Partners Advises Sofina Foods on its Acquisition of Janes Family Foods

sofinaOrigin Merchant Partners is pleased to announce that Sofina Foods Inc. (“Sofina”) has acquired Janes Family Foods Ltd. (“Janes”). Janes will become a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sofina.Origin Merchant Partners acted as exclusive financial advisor to Sofina with respect to this transaction.

Sofina Foods Inc. is one of the nation’s leading manufacturers of primary and further processed protein products for both retail and foodservice customers. Sofina has a broad portfolio of branded and private label pork, beef, turkey, and chicken products. Sofina’s family of branded products consists of: Lilydale, Fletcher’s, Vienna, Cuddy and Quality Meats. Sofina currently operates 12 HACCP-approved manufacturing facilities (11 in Canada and one in the northwestern United States), and has over 3,000 employees. Sofina is privately owned and headquartered in Markham, Ontario.

Janes Family Foods Ltd. produces high-quality processed chicken products (such as nuggets, strips, burgers, and fingers) and processed seafood products (such as battered haddock fillets). The Janes brand is one of Canada’s leading national retail brands in frozen chicken, and the only fish processor in North America to be fully certified by the Marine Stewardship Council for sustainably sourced seafood. The company operates two plants in Ontario and is headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario.

Origin Senior Leads: Jim Osler, Andrew Muirhead

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