Our transactions are most often with companies that are family-held or corporate divestitures. We most often invest in businesses where we have developed a relationship over multiple years. We usually seek control investments in order to clearly align objectives with management.
Daniele produces high-quality, innovative specialty Italian charcuterie and deli meats, including prosciutto, salami, and snack packs. Daniele sells to club, mass, and grocery customers worldwide under the Daniele and Del Duca brands and offers private label/co-manufactured products for leading retailers.
e2p invested in Daniele in September 2019 after having known the founding family for more than ten years. e2p will work with the team at Daniele to grow sales of the company's branded products, introduce new products and new product formats (such as the company's successful line of snack packs), win new customers, continue the family's pursuit of efficient food production, and pursue strategic add-on acquisitions.
Sara Lee Frozen Bakery (“SLFB”) is a leading provider of frozen bakery goods. SLFB’s broad product offering includes pies, cakes, and other desserts and specialty breads that are sold through both foodservice and retail channels.
e2p, in partnership with Kohlberg & Co., acquired Sara Lee Frozen Bakery in a carve-out transaction from Sara Lee in 2018. e2p will work with the SLFB team to leverage the reputation and brand recognition of SLFB’s products to add new customer relationships, expand distribution, and develop and launch new products.
Sara Lee Frozen Bakery is led by CEO Craig Bahner, who joined at the close of the transaction. Craig was previously President of Kellogg’s US Morning Foods Division.