Acquisition of the Chojecki company
Together with Ardian, an independent investor, we acquired the Chojeckicompany, aleading manufacturer of cookies, to merge it with our portfolio company, Delicpol. This transaction is part of our strategy ofbuilding a leading European confectionary producer.
The transaction wascompleted two years after an investment by us and by Ardianin Delicpol, a leading Polish manufacturer of Jaffa cakes, and a year after its add-on acquisition of Cuprod, another sizeable confectionary company. Tomasz Grzybowski will be the CEO of theDelicpol Group.
“The acquisition of Chojeckiis a part of our strategy implemented in 2013 by acquiring Cuprod to transform Delicpol into a leading European cookie manufacturer. Thanks to this transaction we will expand our product portfolio and gain new international clients,” said Aleksander Kacprzyk, Managing Partner of Resource Partners.
“By merging the Chojecki brand, with its modern production plant in Kamion, we significantly expand our product portfolio and gain access to new export markets. In the short-term it will also allow us to better meet clients' demands and should strengthen our position on the market,” said Tomasz Grzybowski, CEO of Delicpol.
"I established Chojecki 30 years ago. Merging with Delicpol Group, the leader in our industry, will allow further dynamic growth of the company on a very competitive market," added Janusz Chojecki, owner of the Chojecki company.
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