05 Apr: Vandemoortele acquires majority stake in Banneton Bakery

Vandemoortele announced it established a new partnership with Banneton, a manufacturer of premium freezer-to-oven croissants, Danishes and pastries in North America. As part of the agreement, Vandemoortele will acquire a majority stake in Banneton, while Victor and Alex Litinetsky, founders of Banneton, will stay invested in the capital and continue to lead the day-to-day management of the business after closing.


15 Nov: Orkla announces OFI partnership with Rhône

Orkla partnered with Rhône, a global private equity firm with a focus on investments in businesses with a transatlantic presence. Investment funds affiliated with Rhône will acquire 40% ownership in Orkla Food Ingredients AS (OFI), for NOK 15.5 billion (EUR 1.3 billion). The transaction is expected to be completed by the end of the first quarter of 2024, subject to customary conditions to closing, including approvals from relevant authorities.