Middle Market Deal of the Year: Arbor’s simple plan for deli meat makes millionaires


Arbor Investments, private equity, merger, M&A, Columbus Manufacturing, Hormel Foods, food
Photo of Columbus/Arbor team wearing black trench coats, construction hats and rubber boots. Courtesy Arbor Investments
Go national. This was Arbor Investments’s simple, but difficult, plan for Columbus Manufacturing, when it acquired the 100-year old deli-meats company in 2012. Columbus was celebrated on the West Coast for its upscale products, which include Crespone salami, slow-aged prosciutto and ...

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