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Thrive Freeze Dry has successfully sealed the acquisition deal with Paradiesfrucht GmbH
Private Equity | Food & Beverage

Thrive Freeze Dry has successfully sealed the acquisition deal with Paradiesfrucht GmbH

Paradiesfrucht GmbH, a gobal freeze dryer of fruits, fruit preparations, drops, powders and granulates, has been acquired by Thrive Freeze Dry (Thrive), a portfolio company of Entrepreneurial Equity Partners (e2p) and Mubadala Capital. The transaction is expected to close in 2024, subject to customary closing conditions, including antitrust approval.

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Wine-Searcher has been acquired by Flaviar Inc
Consumer & Retail | Food & Beverage

Wine-Searcher has been acquired by Flaviar Inc

The owner of Wine-Searcher has sold the company to Flaviar Inc.

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Xuancheng Jiangnanfeng Food has been acquired by Anhui Youweijia Food
Agriculture | Food & Beverage

Xuancheng Jiangnanfeng Food has been acquired by Anhui Youweijia Food

The Chinese subsidiary Jiangnanfeng Food Co., Ltd (JNF Anhui) has been sold to Anhui Youweijia Food Co., Ltd.

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“The successful acquisition by Thrive represents a pivotal moment in Paradiesfrucht’s history. This strategic partnership not only unlocks new pathways for growth but also allows us to bring our freeze-dried products to a broader European and international market. We are confident that the synergies between Paradiesfrucht and Thrive will lead to sustained success. Both, Dr. Andreas Behr and the Oaklins team in Germany have been an indispensable partner throughout the entire process. With their exceptional dedication, the team has played a vital role in navigating the complexities of this deal. We deeply appreciate their strategic guidance and substantial operational support.”

Kurt Jahncke

Shareholder, Paradiesfrucht GmbH

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