PARSIPPANY, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--B&G Foods, Inc. (NYSE: BGS) announced that effective today it has acquired the Clabber Girl Corporation, a leader in baking products, including baking powder, baking soda and corn starch, from Hulman & Company. In addition to Clabber Girl, the number one retail baking powder brand, Clabber Girl Corporation’s product offerings include the Rumford, Davis, Hearth Club and Royal brands of retail baking powder, baking soda and corn starch, and the Royal brand of foodservice dessert mixes.
B&G Foods expects the acquisition to be immediately accretive to earnings per share and free cash flow and projects that the acquired business will generate approximately $70 to $75 million of net sales on an annualized basis.
“We are pleased to announce the addition of Clabber Girl to our portfolio of brands,” stated Kenneth G. Romanzi, President and Chief Executive Officer of B&G Foods. “This acquisition is consistent with our longstanding acquisition strategy of targeting well-established brands with defensible market positions and strong cash flow at reasonable purchase price multiples. Clabber Girl Corporation is the number one manufacturer of branded retail baking powder and also holds leadership positions in baking soda and corn starch.”
B&G Foods funded the acquisition and related fees and expenses with cash on hand and revolving loans under its existing credit facility.
About Clabber Girl Corporation
Clabber Girl Corporation is the manufacturer of Clabber Girl Baking Powder, the #1 retail baking powder brand in the nation. For more than 150 years, Clabber Girl has earned the trust of home cooks and culinary professionals alike. Today, Clabber Girl is more than just baking powder; it is a leader in the food industry. Recently, it has expanded its product offerings to include a broader range of cooking and baking ingredients, creating a stronger presence in retail, foodservice and industrial markets. For more information, please visit www.clabbergirl.com.
About B&G Foods, Inc.
Based in Parsippany, New Jersey, B&G Foods and its subsidiaries manufacture, sell and distribute high-quality, branded shelf-stable and frozen foods across the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. With B&G Foods’ diverse portfolio of more than 50 brands you know and love, including Back to Nature, B&G, B&M, Cream of Wheat, Green Giant, Las Palmas, Le Sueur, Mama Mary’s, Maple Grove Farms, Mrs. Dash, New York Style, Ortega, Polaner, SnackWell’s, Spice Islands and Victoria, there’s a little something for everyone. For more information about B&G Foods and its brands, please visit www.bgfoods.com.
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