CHICAGO – Daniele International, an artisan meat processor based in Pascoag, Rhode Island, that was acquired by Entrepreneurial Equity Partners (“e2p”) in September 2019, announced the acquisition of Creminelli Fine Meats LLC, a processor of protein snacks and charcuterie based in Salt Lake City. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Creminelli’s markets the high quality of its products as it relates to its ethically focused supply chain partners and simplified, clean-label formulations, which are attributes it claims make it the go-to snacking brand among millennials. Its signature product lines include artisan salami and deli meats as well as premium charcuterie and deli trays. Creminelli’s CEO and co-founder, Chris Bowler will remain with the company and continue to lead its growth strategy.
David Finch, Daniele’s CEO, said that growth includes expanding into new markets and adding new products. “We have been focused on identifying outstanding products to add to our portfolio, and we are excited to be partnering with Creminelli,” he said. “Their focus on innovation, product quality, and culinary artisanship are aligned with our values and history, making the company an amazing fit for Daniele.”
“The merger with Creminelli Fine Meats is a great next step for Daniele as it looks to expand its presence and differentiated offering in the growing market for specialty protein snacks,” said e2p’s managing partner, Mark Burgett.