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Chicago-based leading private equity firm Entrepreneurial Equity Partners (“e2p”), has announced that one of its portfolio companies, Daniele International, has merged with Creminelli Fine Meats, LLC. Creminelli is headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, the USA. This acquisition marks the fourth transaction for e2p.

Creminelli, a leading producer and distributor of premium charcuterie and protein snacks, produces a wide variety of products that includes charcuterie snack trays, artisan deli, deli trays, artisan salami, and salami minis. The company’s clean-label inputs and use of humanely raised animals have made it the top protein snacking brand of million consumers.

In April 2019, Entrepreneurial Equity Partners acquired Superior Cake Products through its frozen bakery goods provider Sara Lee Frozen Bakery from Hostess Brands for $65 million. Superior Cake has been baking quality products for more than a century; its product range included Éclairs, Madeleines, Brownie Bites, Black and White Cookies, and other offerings made under the Superior brand name.

About Daniele International
Rhode Island-based Daniele was founded in 1945. Daniele is a leading producer of high-quality specialty Italian charcuterie and deli meats, including prosciutto, salame, and snack packs. The company’s products are available in clubs, restaurants, and grocery stores worldwide under the Daniele and Del Duca brands, and it also offers private label/co-manufactured products for leading retailers.

About Entrepreneurial Equity Partners
Entrepreneurial Equity Partners (e2p) is a leading private equity firm, investing in the food and consumer packaged goods industries. The company was formed by experienced private equity professionals in the food and consumer packaged goods. The company invests in businesses across the food industry; it includes food and beverage products, private label/contract manufacturing, Foodservice, and consumer packaged goods.

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