BevCanna expands CBD-infused beverage production capabilities with more acquisitions

CANADA – BevCanna, a Vancouver based infused cannabis beverages producer has acquired cannabis genetics expert Carmanah Craft Corp., to expand its cannabis genetics program. The acquisition will give BevCanna access to an extensive library of […]

Merit Functional Foods receives investment to expand its disruptive plant protein technology

CANADA – Merit Functional Foods, in consortium with Pitura Seeds and The Winning Combination, has received a co-investment from Protein Industries Canada (PIC), to facilitate the rapid growth of the new company. PIC is an […]

Cott Corporation to rebrand following acquisition of US$775m-valued Primo Water

CANADA – Cott Corporation has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Primo Water Corporation in a deal that will see Cott rebrand its corporate name to Primo Water Corporation. According to Cott, the transaction, which […]

Aegis Brands completes acquisition of Bridgehead Coffee in Canada

CANADA – Aegis Brands, which owns Canadian specialty coffee retailer Second Cup Coffee, has completed its previously announced acquisition of Ottawa-based Bridgehead Coffee. Bridgehead has nineteen company-owned coffeehouses in Ottawa, including its flagship Roastery, all […]

Maple Leaf Foods secures first sustainability-linked credit facility in Canada

CANADA – Meat and plant protein producer, Maple Leaf Foods has secured sustainability-linked terms for its credit facilities – integrating environmental targets with improved financing. The company recently signed an amendment to its existing credit facilities […]

Canopy Growth names Constellation Brands’ veteran as new Chief Executive Officer

CANADA – Canopy Growth Corporation has appointed Constellation Brands’ executive vice president and chief financial officer David Klein as the company’s new Chief Executive Officer, effective January 14, 2020. David will be replacing Mark Zekulin […]

Olam sells permanent water rights in Australia to PSP Investments for US$332m

AUSTRALIA – Olam Orchards Australia (OOA) has entered into an agreement with Public Sector Pension Investment Board (PSP Investments) to sell 89,085 megalitres of its permanent water rights in Australia for A$490 million (US$332.5m). In […]

Hostess Brands to acquire Canadian cookie company Voortman for US$320m

USA – Hostess Brands has entered into an agreement to acquire Voortman, a Canadian maker of cookies and wafers, from Swander Pace Capital for approximately US$320 million (C$425 million). Hostess believes that the acquisition of […]

Canopy Growth begins production of cannabis-infused beverages at its Canadian facility

CANADA – Canopy Growth Corporation, a leading diversified cannabis company, has begun production of cannabis-infused beverages at its beverage facility located at company headquarters in Smiths Falls, Ontario, Canada. The company announced that the 150,000 […]

Wilbur-Ellis acquires Nachurs Alpine to expand agricultural product offerings in North America

USA – Wilbur-Ellis, a leading international marketer and distributor of agricultural products and animal nutrients has acquired North American specialty liquids chemical manufacturer, Nachurs Alpine Solutions (NAS). NAS has diversified operations organized into six business […]