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.
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.
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.