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Subway finalizes sale to private equity firm

- General News
The acquisition comes on the heels of Subway's three exceptional years of sales growth and positive global net restaurant growth for the first time since 2016.

Dole plc sells Progressive Produce for $120MM

- General News
Dole plc has today announced that it has reached an agreement to sell its 65% equity stake in Progressive Produce LLC to PTF Holdings, LLC, the parent company of Pacific Trellis Fruit, LLC.

Private equity and the fall of California’s largest stone fruit producer

- Analysis
The bankruptcy of Prima Wawona, California’s largest stone fruit producer, sent shocks throughout the industry.

Deciphering the ins and outs of private equity firms

- Produce Blueprints
Agribusiness owners thinking of selling their company—whether to explore new endeavors or enjoy more leisure time—often look to family members, senior management, or known competitors to acquire a stake in the business. 

M&A activity: The role of private equity

- Produce Blueprints
The role of private equity—and its impact on mergers and acquisitions (M&A)—continues to evolve.

Private equity, M&As, and the produce industry

- Produce Blueprints
Back then, it was tech companies and industry disruptors that attracted PE investment. In the years since, we’ve seen a steady increase of PE investment being made in actual produce companies—businesses that grow, ship, package, and deliver fresh fruits and vegetables. 

Better Together? M&A activity in the produce and greater food industry

- Produce Blueprints
Merger and acquisition (M&A) activity is common in the business world, though it hasn’t been as prevalent in the fresh fruit and vegetable world—until recently.

Private equity invests $2.5MM in southeast blueberry farm

- General News
Carofin and Carolina Financial Securities are proud to announce the closing of yet another investment in a blueberry farm in the Southeast, building upon last year’s successful raise for a similar farm.

Private equity firm acquires majority stake in Sunrise Produce

- General News
Sunrise is led by President and Chief Executive Officer David Sapia, an industry veteran with over 35 years of food distribution industry experience.

Vision Produce acquired by private equity-backed Worldwide Produce

- General News
Worldwide Produce is one of the largest fresh produce and dairy distributors in Southern California.