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 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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