Arbor Investments acquires artisanal meat producer

by Meat&Poultry Staff
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CHICAGO – Arbor Investments, a private equity firm, announced it has completed the acquisition of Columbus Manufacturing, Inc., a Hayward, Calif.-based producer of artisanal salumi and deli products. Terms of the sale were not disclosed.

The company will continue operations out of its existing facilities, and Timothy Fallon, chief executive officer, will continue to lead the company with his senior management team.

“We are very excited about our investment in Columbus,” said Gregory Purcell of Arbor Investments. “We believe that now more than ever consumers are educated about the overly processed nature of the majority of meat products on the market and want superior quality and freshness when they purchase Italian salumi and premium deli meat at the grocery store.

“Columbus’ use of whole muscle meat with no artificial binders, fillers and colors, and breadth of natural product offerings, delivers the quality and taste profile that consumers are seeking,” he added.

The Domenici and Parducci families established Columbus Manufacturing in 1917. Currently to the company operates three manufacturing facilities in the San Francisco area producing an array of products such as finocchiona, genoa and calabrese salame. Products are sold at supermarkets, club stores and specialty stores across North America.

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