Deal Summary

Classic Provisions Inc

BellMark Partners, LLC advised Classic Provisions, Inc. (the “Company” or “Classic”) in its sale to Fortune International, d/b/a Fortune Fish & Gourmet (“Fortune”), headquartered in Bensenville, Illinois. Fortune is a leading distributor of seafood and specialty food products, servicing retail and foodservice customers throughout the Midwest and across the country via its Flying Fish Program. Fortune also owns two retail stores in Minnesota, called Coastal Seafoods.

Business Description

Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Classic Provisions, Inc., is a leading value-add distributor of specialty and gourmet food and ingredients to chefs and upscale food retailers. The Company is regarded as Minnesota’s artisan cheese expert, and offers over 500 imported and domestic artisan cheeses. Classic also provides imported and domestic specialty meats, olives, olive oils, vinegars, artisan breads, pastas, spices, and other specialty ingredients.

Transaction Description

BellMark Partners, LLC acted as the Company’s exclusive financial advisor in connection with the completion of this transaction. BellMark Partners, LLC was selected by the Company due to its industry experience and senior-level attention to transaction execution.

About BellMark Partners, LLC

BellMark Partners, LLC is an independent investment bank that provides M&A advisory and investment banking services to middle market companies in the business & technology services, consumer, industrials and healthcare industries. We advise family, entrepreneur, and other privately-owned companies; private equity and family office-owned companies; and small to mid-cap public companies. Our services include mergers and acquisitions, capital raising and strategic advisory services. Our Managing Directors have collectively executed and closed more than 400 transactions during their professional careers, and previously worked as senior bankers for firms such KeyBanc Capital Markets, Inc., BankBoston Robertson Stephens, Fleet Securities, Inc. and Covington Associates LLC.