C.J. Foods acquires Lortscher Animal Nutrition
C.J. Foods, a private-label pet food maker, acquired Lortscher Animal Nutrition, an ingredient supplier.
C.J. Foods, Inc. a provider of specialty dry pet food manufacturing services for superpremium pet food brands in the United States, announced that they have acquired Lortscher Animal Nutrition, Inc., (LANI) a custom milling and ingredient supplier to the pet food industry for over sixty years. LANI is based in Bern, Kansas, USA with additional locations in Seneca, Kansas and Brownwood, Texas.
“The purchase of Lortscher Animal Nutrition increases C.J. Foods Holdings investment share in the Super Premium Pet food manufacturing space at a time when our team and board are very bullish about the future of this market segment,” Tod Morgan, C.J. Foods CEO said in a press release.
LANI will continue to operate as a separate business unit under its current name while the current management team will continue to lead the business with their proven skills and strategies to serve an ever changing marketplace.
“With the availability of additional capital for investments, we believe that LANI can be even more successful in growing the scale of their product and service portfolios while clients of both businesses continue to receive the same high quality products and services, which they have come to expect,” said Morgan.
JHW/CJ Foods Holdings is a portfolio company of J.H. Whitney, a Connecticut-based private equity firm. J.H. Whitney has owned C.J. Foods since 2014.
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