KANSAS CITY, MO. – This podcast is Part 2 in a series of web news reports, podcasts and feature stories that are part of Family Business Focus, a partnership between MEAT+POULTRY and the North American Meat Institute. Family Business Focus is a multimedia effort to provide information, resources and guidelines to help the leaders of these companies navigate the unique challenges facing family-owned processing companies as well as equipment and service providers to the industry.
In this episode, Davide Dukcevich discusses the rest of the story behind the family’s journey from growing Daniele International into a thriving processor of charcuterie meats that never entertained acquisition offers to the realization that selling was the best option for the company and the family owners.
In 2019, Davide, his brother Stefano and their father Vlado, did just that, signing a deal with the Chicago-based private equity firm, Entrepreneurial Equity Partners (e2p).
Davide said that after 70 years, Daniele was part of the Dukcevich family’s DNA, and the decision wasn’t made easily. He discussed what led up to the decision and how the deal quickly came together. He also discussed how life has changed since the sale.
To hear Part 1 of the podcast click here or listen below.