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Jan 19, 2022

On January 19, 2022, C.H. Guenther & Son (“CHG”) completed its acquisition of Baldinger and Sons Bakeries, a leading family-owned bakery suppliers servicing some of the most prominent food service brands in North America. The acquisition expands CHG’s bakery production capacity and deepens its relationships with quick service restaurant customers across North America.

CHG, a portfolio entity of the Pritzker Group Private Capital (“Pritzker Group”), is a leading supplier of value-added grain-based and frozen food products for foodservice clients and select consumer markets. CHG’s well-loved retail brands such as Pioneer, White Wings, Sun-Bird and Cuisine Adventures have been included at family meals for generations. Pritzker Group partners with middle-market companies based in North America with leading positions in the manufactured products and services sectors.

McMillan acted as Canadian counsel to the Pritzker Group and its portfolio entity, C.H. Guenther & Son, in connection with this cross-border transaction, with a team led by Brett Stewart, supported by Philip Vineberg and Kari Kim-Gallately.

To address our client’s needs and help them stay ahead, the firm’s Mergers and Acquisition (“M&A”) Group, which provides trusted counsel to merging parties and related stakeholders across various industries, joined forces with our Private Equity & Venture Capital Industry Group. Our legal teams are skilled at structuring and closing complex deals of all shapes and sizes in Canada, the US and internationally, and providing innovative transactional advice and solutions. Our understanding of business imperatives and our relationships with the regulators helps us deliver unmatched value to our clients.