USA: Tall Tree Foods buys the January Co

USA: Tall Tree Foods buys the January Co

Tall Tree Foods, a consumer goods business established by private equity company Altamont Capital Partners, has announced the acquisition of meat firm the January Co for an undisclosed sum.

Founded in 1948, the January Co produces Chinese-style sausage and BBQ pork products sold throughout the United States under the Kam Yen Jan and Yangtze brands. Altamont Capital Partners said that the business would bring an attractive portfolio of high quality products to Tall Tree Foods, as well as additional diversity and geographic expansion.

Commenting on the acquisition, Tall Tree Foods CEO Tim Bruer said: "We are excited to add The January Company to the Tall Tree Foods portfolio – its authentic products and strong brand equity are an excellent foundation that we will continue to build upon. The Company is well positioned to capitalize on the substantial growth opportunities in both its current markets and beyond".

Tall Tree Foods is a food holding company focused on the meat sector. In June 2013, Tall Tree Foods acquired the Blue Ribbon bacon and sausage business in southeast Texas, and Richard's Cajun Foods, a leading manufacturer of sausage and ready-to-eat meals sold in Louisiana, Texas and other southeastern states. In May 2014, Tall Tree Foods acquired Klement's Sausage, a Milwaukee-based manufacturer of European-heritage meat products.

Source: Tall Tree Foods (via PR Newswire)