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Butterfly Completes Acquisition of Bolthouse Farms from Campbell Soup Company for $510 Million

Butterfly Completes Acquisition of Bolthouse Farms from Campbell Soup Company for $510 Million


LOS ANGELES, CA
Tuesday, June 18th, 2019

In April, Campbell Soup sold Bolthouse Farms to Butterfly for $510 million. That transaction has officially closed.

Jeff Dunn, one of Butterfly’s Operating Partners, previously served as President and CEO of Bolthouse from 2008 and 2012, when it was acquired by Campbell Soup Company. He continued to lead the business for Campbell Soup Company from 2012 until his departure from the company in 2016. He will return as the CEO once more as part of the acquisition.

Jeff Dunn, CEO, Bolthouse Farms“Now begins the work of reinforcing Bolthouse Farms’ position as a leader and innovator in produce and plant-based products,” said Dunn, CEO of Bolthouse Farms. “Today we begin the next chapter in Bolthouse Farms’ long and successful history.”

According to a press release, Bolthouse Farms is Butterfly’s most recent investment within its “seed to fork” approach to investing in food across agriculture, aquaculture, food and beverage products, food distribution, and foodservice. With this acquisition, Butterfly will have access to over 65,000 acres of growing land, nationwide distribution capabilities, and a state-of-the-art carrot and beverage processing facility. The company has approximately 2,200 employees and operates facilities in Bakersfield, California; Hodgkins, Illinois; Wheatley, Ontario; and Prosser, Washington.

LA-based firm Butterfly has acquired Bolthouse Farms from Campbell Soup Company for $510 million

Adam Waglay, Co-Founder, Butterfly“We are excited to formally join Bolthouse Farms on its mission of providing fresh, healthy plant-based products to consumers around the country,” stated Butterfly Co-Founder Adam Waglay.

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