Altamont Capital buys poultry products maker Maxi Canada

U.S. private equity firm Altamont Capital Partners has acquired Maxi Canada Inc, a manufacturer of frozen food products based in St-Lin-Laurentides, Québec. No financial terms were disclosed. With deal, Altamont’s operating partner and CEO of Tall Tree Foods, Tim Bruer, will assume the role of executive chairman. Established in 1970, Maxi Canada has developed a portfolio of frozen poultry products sold across North America under the Yummy and Dino Buddies brands. The partnership with Altamont is intended to support the company’s continued growth in the United States and its development of new products.

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Altamont Capital Partners Acquires Maxi Canada, Inc.

PALO ALTO, Calif. and ST-LIN-LAURENTIDES, Quebec, Dec. 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Altamont Capital Partners (Altamont) today announced the acquisition of Maxi Canada, Inc. (Maxi), a leading manufacturer of frozen poultry products based in St-Lin-Laurentides, Quebec.

Maxi, founded in 1970, has developed an attractive portfolio of frozen poultry products sold throughout the United States. The Company is known for its high quality, great tasting products, sold under the Yummy and Dino Buddies brands. The Dino Buddies better-for-you attributes, distinct shapes and fun packaging have driven extraordinary success as a “mom-approved” product that is tasty and fun for kids, and increasingly popular among millennials. The Company will benefit from oversight and support led by Altamont’s operating partner and CEO of Tall Tree Foods, Tim Bruer. Mr. Bruer will support and lead the existing management team as Executive Chairman to drive the continued growth across the US, and development of new products. The Company’s plant and office will remain in St-Lin-Laurentides.

Commenting on the acquisition, Casey Lynch, Managing Director of Altamont, said: “Maxi has developed a suite of great tasting and desirable products that consumers love and we are thrilled to partner with the team to continue to deliver great products. We believe our industry experience and dedicated operating partners can provide value-added support to management as they continue to pursue growth opportunities.”

Tim Bruer added, “The Dino Buddies brand has great growth potential and we look forward to expanding the distribution of existing products as well as exploring new products and adjacencies.”

Financing for the acquisition was provided by Royal Bank of Canada, National Bank of Canada and Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

Houlihan Lokey served as the exclusive financial advisor to Maxi Canada, Inc.

About Altamont Capital Partners

Altamont Capital Partners is a private investment firm based in the San Francisco Bay Area with $2B+ of capital under management. Altamont is focused on investing in middle market businesses where it can partner with leading management teams to help its portfolio companies reach their full potential. The firm’s principals have significant experience building business success stories across a range of industries, including consumer/retail, industrials, healthcare and financial services.

Photo courtesy of Maxi Canada Inc