Yellow Point-backed Foley’s buys Brockmann’s Chocolates

Foley’s Candies LP has acquired Brockmann’s Chocolates, a Delta, British Columbia-based chocolate manufacturer.

No financial terms were disclosed for the December deal, which saw Foley’s buy the company from the Brockmann family.

Kathrin Brockmann will join Foley’s as vice president of customer relations and innovation.

Foley’s, a Vancouver-based maker of chocolate and confectionary products, said the acquisition will provide significant complementary product and manufacturing resources.

Foley’s has been backed since 2016 by Canadian mid-market private equity firm Yellow Point Equity Partners.

PRESS RELEASE

Foley’s Completes Acquisition of Brockmann’s Chocolates

Posted on December 14, 2018

DECEMBER 7, 2018 – Foley’s Candies Limited Partnership (“Foley’s”), a portfolio company of Yellow Point Equity Partners (“Yellow Point”), is pleased to announce the acquisition of Brockmann’s Chocolates (“Brockmann’s”).

For more than 80 years, three generations of the Brockmann family have used their skills as master chocolatiers to create inspiring confections. Brockmann’s Crunchetti and Truffini brands and private label products are found in retailers across North America. Brockmann’s has a reputation for creating the highest quality products, providing exemplary customer service and delighting consumers. The company has robust manufacturing and packaging capabilities and world-class food safety certifications.

The acquisition of Brockmann’s provides Foley’s with significant complementary product and manufacturing resources. Andrew Elliott, CEO of Foley’s said, “We are delighted to gain the experience and passion for excellence that the entire Brockmann’s team bring to this partnership. We are especially pleased that Kathrin Brockmann will join the Foley’s executive team as Vice President of Customer Relations and Innovation.”

Kathrin Brockmann said, “Foley’s is a fantastic cultural and strategic fit for Brockmann’s, and we are delighted to join the Foley’s family with the combination of our businesses. Brockmann’s was founded by my grandfather in the 1930s and my parents later brought the company to Canada and grew it to new heights. I now look forward to the next stage of success with the additional resources and expertise that Foley’s will bring.”

Foley’s acquisition of Brockmann’s brings together two terrific British Columbia success stories and accelerates Foley’s expansion into premium confections.

ABOUT FOLEY’S CANDIES

Foley’s has been creating happiness by producing fine quality chocolate and confectionary products for more than 40 years. The company focuses on baker ingredient, bulk retail and private label chocolate industry segments. Foley’s is one of Canada’s largest chocolate manufacturers and has developed a comprehensive customer portfolio throughout North America.

ABOUT YELLOW POINT

Yellow Point Equity Partners has been actively helping its management partners build better businesses for over 14 years. The firm invests in outstanding management teams of later-stage growth companies based primarily in western Canada and aims to be the long-term partner of choice for Canada’s leading mid-market companies. Yellow Point’s approach is supportive, hands-off with respect to day-to-day operations and active when it comes to strategic decisions and board work.

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