Post Holdings has agreed to acquire National Pasteurized Eggs
OREANDA-NEWS. Post Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:POST) (“Post” or the “Company”), a consumer packaged goods holding company, today announced it has agreed to acquire National Pasteurized Eggs, Inc. (“NPE”).
NPE is a producer of pasteurized shell eggs, including all-natural, cage-free and hard boiled eggs. Its patented in-shell pasteurization process allows for commercial-scale production of pasteurized eggs. NPE operates three egg production facilities located in Illinois, Iowa and South Dakota and distributes its products nationwide, serving the foodservice, retail and international channels. Upon completion of the acquisition, NPE will be combined with Post’s existing Michael Foods egg business.
“This transaction continues our effort at building upon Michael Foods’ best-in-class egg foodservice business,” said Rob Vitale, Post’s President and CEO.
Post anticipates completing the acquisition early in its first quarter of fiscal 2017, subject to customary closing conditions, including the expiration of waiting periods required under antitrust laws. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Lazard Middle Market served as financial advisor to NPE on the transaction.
About Post Holdings, Inc.
Post Holdings, Inc., headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, is a consumer packaged goods holding company operating in the center-of-the-store, foodservice, food ingredient, private label, refrigerated and active nutrition food categories. Through its Post Consumer Brands business, Post is a leader in the ready-to-eat cereal category and offers a broad portfolio that includes recognized brands such as Honey Bunches of Oats®, Pebbles™, Great Grains®, Grape-Nuts®, Honeycomb®, Frosted Mini Spooners®, Golden Puffs®, Cinnamon Toasters®, Fruity Dyno-Bites®, Cocoa Dyno-Bites®, Berry Colossal Crunch® and Malt-O-Meal® hot wheat cereal. Post’s Michael Foods Group supplies value-added egg products, refrigerated potato products, cheese and other dairy case products and dry pasta products to the foodservice, food ingredient and private label retail channels and markets retail brands including All Whites®, Better’n Eggs®, Simply Potatoes® and Crystal Farms®. Post’s active nutrition platform aids consumers in adopting healthier lifestyles through brands such as PowerBar®, Premier Protein® and Dymatize®. Post’s Private Brands Group manufactures private label peanut butter and other nut butters, dried fruits, baking and snacking nuts, cereal and granola.